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.

  2. Origin: 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. Jeff Prystajko:

    I had a friend who really wished he could donate today and couldn't, on the positive side, pretty much every blood bank and donation point … was at capacity today.

  2. The Kivitis:

    To be honest, when a straight couple is using surrogacy, or when a straight couple is using an egg donation or sperm donation, nobody asks them if they are the biological parents of the child, it's just an assumption. But when an LGBT family's coming and applying, our application was flagged as surrogacy. our position was and remains that we should be treated as a married couple and the minimal requirements that are in that regulation should be applied to us as well.

  3. Toby Neugebauer:

    I sincerely put the money in, and I am sincerely actively looking for ways to invest the money, i always thought that was a long road, and my deal with Ted to White House was a $10 million donation.

  4. John Sousa:

    Reeter said. The two PACs have had the same goal, but traditionally used different methods to achieve it. Our Children’s Future has been more focused on getting big donors to put in large contributions, while The 2016 Committee said that they are more of a grassroots movement that typically brings in donations that average less than $100 per donation. Sousa told FoxNews.com that one of the reasons for not merging entirely was the logistical headache and the costs that would be required to comply with Federal Electoral Commission rules. However, he didn’t rule out them becoming one entity at some point in the future. We’ll take one day at a time and let’s see what happens, at the end of the day we’re going to do what’s best to get Dr. Carson elected.

  5. Washington Republicans:

    Senator Jon Tester reminds me a lot of my big brothers back in Oklahoma (and it’s not just the flat top haircut), he’s not going to let himself get bullied by ANYONE. Not even the President of United States. … Will you make a donation to Jon Tester’s 2018 reelection campaign to help him in this fight.

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