What does donation mean?

Definitions for donation
doʊˈneɪ ʃəndo·na·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word donation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contribution, donation(noun)

    a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause

  2. contribution, donation(noun)

    act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity


  1. donation(Noun)

    A voluntary gift or contribution for a specific cause.

    Etymology: From donation, from dōnātiō (a presenting), from dōnāre (to give), from dōnum (a gift). Used in English since the 15th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Donation(noun)

    the act of giving or bestowing; a grant

  2. Donation(noun)

    that which is given as a present; that which is transferred to another gratuitously; a gift

  3. Donation(noun)

    the act or contract by which a person voluntarily transfers the title to a thing of which be is the owner, from himself to another, without any consideration, as a free gift


  1. Donation

    A donation is a gift given by physical or legal persons, typically for charitable purposes and/or to benefit a cause. A donation may take various forms, including cash offering, services, new or used goods including clothing, toys, food, and vehicles. It also may consist of emergency, relief or humanitarian aid items, development aid support, and can also relate to medical care needs as i.e. blood or organs for transplant. Charitable gifts of goods or services are also called gifts in kind.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Donation

    do-nā′shun, n. act of giving: that which is given, a gift of money or goods: (law) the act by which a person freely transfers his title to anything to another.—n. Dō′nary, a thing given to a sacred use.—v.t. Donāte′, to present a gift.—n. Don′ative, a gift: a gratuity: a benefice presented by the founder or patron without reference to the bishop.—adj. vested or vesting by donation.—ns. Donā′tor, one who makes a gift, a donor; Don′atory (Scots law), one to whom lands escheated to the crown are made over; Donee′, the person to whom a gift is made; Dō′nor, a giver: a benefactor.—Dona nobis, the last section of the mass, beginning 'Dona nobis pacem.' [Fr.,—L. donāre, -ātumdonum, a gift—dăre, to give.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'donation' in Nouns Frequency: #2491

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of donation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of donation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of donation in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    A person who has got own legs on a weak financial footing should never give any donation to any foundation even if that might be shown getting a lot of support from the popular people.

  2. Former Salvadoran President Francisco Flores:

    I never received a donation for me, never deposited in any account of mine, never used it personally, never deposited it, never moved it, never used it. It wasn't for me.

  3. Gordana Miskulin:

    There are already too few of us; we're constantly working overtime, it's no wonder that even nurses in their 50s are leaving, my hospital has not bought me a new uniform in 17 years and the last one I got was from a foreign donation. We now buy uniforms with our own money on Ebay; they're cheaper than those made here.

  4. The AABB:

    Individuals are not at risk of contracting COVID-19 through the blood donation process or via a blood transfusion since respiratory viruses are generally not known to be transmitted by donation or transfusion.

  5. Jeremy Farrar:

    Families who know what it is like to care for a child with a devastating disease are the people best placed to decide whether mitochondrial donation is the right option.

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