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Definitions for benefactor
ˈbɛn əˌfæk tər, ˌbɛn əˈfæk-bene·fac·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. benefactor, helpernoun

    a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)


  1. benefactornoun

    Somebody who gives one a gift. Usually refers to someone who gives money to a charity or another form of organization.

    Etymology: From benefactor, from benefacio, from bene + facio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Benefactornoun

    one who confers a benefit or benefits


  1. Benefactor

    A benefactor is a person who gives some form of help to benefit a person, group or organization, often gifting a monetary contribution in the form of an endowment to help a cause. Benefactors are humanitarian leaders and charitable patrons providing assistance in many forms, such as an alumnus from a university giving back to a college or an individual providing assistance to others. The word benefactor comes from Latin bene and factor.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of benefactor in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of benefactor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of benefactor in a Sentence

  1. Robert G. Ingersoll:

    The destroyer of weeds, thistles, and thorns is a benefactor whether he soweth grain or not.

  2. Samuel Johnson:

    He is a benefactor of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may be easily impressed on the memory, and so recur habitually to the mind.

  3. Nikita Mazepin:

    It takes millions and millions of dollars. They need a benefactor to help an American driver race in Formula One. For all the talk about it, there’s no one that’s ever stepped up to do that.

  4. Rich Barger:

    We think it's likely a cohort of Chinese actors, a bunch of mini-groups that are handled by one main benefactor, we think this series of activity over time is a little more distributed, and that is why there is not a broad consensus as to the beginning and end of this group.

  5. Mark Twain:

    We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world.

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