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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.

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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. President Biden:

    Today’s inflation report is a reminder that Americans’ budgets are being stretched by price increases, and families are starting to feel the impacts of Putin’s price hike, a large contributor to inflation this month was an increase in gas and energy prices as markets reacted to Putin’s aggressive actions.

  2. Mick Mulroy:

    The State Department's 'maximum pressure' campaign has not pressured Iran toward diplomacy and a new agreement. It has pressured them toward an increase in malign activity in the region and toward the development of a nuclear weapon, said Mick Mulroy, Trump's former top Pentagon official for the Middle East and a retired CIA officer who's now an ABC News contributor.

  3. David Ross:

    A single intervention is not going to be enough, education is such a huge contributor to lowering adolescent disease burden.

  4. Vermont Sen. Sanders:

    Let's not be naive about it. Why …has Wall Street been the major campaign contributor to Hillary Clinton? you know, maybe they're dumb and they don't know what they're going to get, but I don't think so.

  5. Staff Sgt. John Nunn:

    I want to be a better person and a stronger contributor to society so that she can see what she can grow up to be like, at the same time I want to be a good person, because I want her to be proud of me and be happy that I’m in her life.

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    • A. foreordained
    • B. adscripted
    • C. indiscernible
    • D. ambidextrous

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