What does contributor mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subscriber, contributornoun

    someone who contributes (or promises to contribute) a sum of money

  2. contributornoun

    a writer whose work is published in a newspaper or magazine or as part of a book


  1. contributornoun

    A benefactor; someone who donates to charity or some cause.

    I am a longstanding financial contributor to Amnesty International.

  2. contributornoun

    A person who backs, supports or champions a cause, activity or institution.

    He was a regular contributor to Greenpeace protests.

  3. contributornoun

    A person instrumental in the creation or growth of something.

    With her strength and intelligence, she is an important contributor to the indigenous gene pool.

  4. contributornoun

    A person who produces articles published in a newspaper, magazine, online publication, etc.

    William Safire has been a notable contributor to the op-ed pages of the New York Times for many years.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Contributornoun

    One that bears a part in some common design; one that helps forward, or exerts his endeavours to some end, in conjunction with others.

    Etymology: from contribute.

    I promis’d we would be contributors,
    And bear his charge of wooing, whatsoe’er. William Shakespeare.

    A grand contributor to our dissentions is passion. Dec. of Piety.

    Art thou a true lover of thy country? Zealous for its religious and civil liberties? And a chearful contributor to all those publick expences which have been thought necessary to secure them? Francis Atterbury.


  1. contributor

    A contributor is a person, organization, or thing that provides something, especially money, support, ideas, or a significant effort, towards a particular task, project, event, or any cause. In different contexts, a contributor could also mean someone who creates content for print or digital media, or someone who makes a regular donation or investment.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contributor in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contributor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of contributor in a Sentence

  1. Manvi Goel:

    When you’re pitching a strategic investor, you’re actually thinking of them as a partner, customer and contributor.

  2. Katrice Saunders:

    My daughter has been watching neighbors, friends and people she's never met around the world stand up to inequality and injustice and say,' You matter and we care,' i want her to not only watch that movement grow and grow, but I want her to be an active contributor and force for change.

  3. Bill McQuaker:

    I hesitate to say fragmented markets are a universal good...But in these particular circumstances, the lack of linkages has certainly been an important contributor to relative stability.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Look, I know the people that want something. I've been doing this all my life. I've been a very big contributor to many, many people on all sides for many, many years, i don't want lobbyists. I don't want special interests.

  5. Abdullah Shatnawei:

    High carbs are the most common contributor to gas production.

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