What does donor mean?

Definitions for donor
ˈdoʊ nərdonor

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word donor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. donor, giver, presenter, bestower, conferrernoun

    person who makes a gift of property

  2. donornoun

    (medicine) someone who gives blood or tissue or an organ to be used in another person (the host)


  1. donornoun

    One who donates, typically, money.

  2. Etymology: From donoure, donour; from donour, from doneur (See donneur).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Donornoun

    A giver; a bestower; one who gives any thing.

    Etymology: from dono, Latin.

    Litters thick besiege the donor’s gate,
    And begging lords and teeming ladies wait
    The promis’d dole. John Dryden, Juvenal, Sat. i.

    It is a mighty check to beneficent tempers to consider how often good designs are frustrated by an ill execution of them, and perverted to purposes, which, could the donors themselves have foreseen, they would have been very loth to promote. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.


  1. donor

    A donor is an individual, group or organization that gives or contributes something such as money, goods, or time, often to a charitable or nonprofit cause. This donation could be done voluntarily or for particular reasons like tax benefits. In medical terms, a donor can also refer to someone who provides biological material such as blood, organs, or sperm for transfusion or transplantation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Donornoun

    one who gives or bestows; one who confers anything gratuitously; a benefactor

  2. Donornoun

    one who grants an estate; in later use, one who confers a power; -- the opposite of donee

  3. Etymology: [F. donneur, OF. daneor, fr. donner. See Donee, and cf. Donator.]


  1. Donor

    "Donor" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 29 January 1999.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DONOR

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Donor is ranked #102197 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Donor surname appeared 176 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Donor.

    53.9% or 95 total occurrences were White.
    35.2% or 62 total occurrences were Asian.
    5.1% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.8% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'donor' in Nouns Frequency: #2915

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of donor in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of donor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of donor in a Sentence

  1. Joe Dimeo:

    I'd like to recognize the selflessness of my donor, and how none of this would be possible without his sacrifice.

  2. Brad Blakeman:

    If I'm a donor, I want to know where the money's going before I donate. I want to measure: Do you have the infrastructure in battleground states? cause if you don't, what am I donating for?

  3. Scott Harrison:

    The transparency stops the minute the donor gives, i assume charities are always trying to have an impact, but they did a bad job connecting donors to that impact.

  4. Bakari Sellers:

    She's doing well. She kept me up last night, she is coming back to life and showing us those glimmers in her eyes. We are just happy to be at Duke. Happy to have the care that we got. We're just very thankful at this time and very thankful to the donor's family who saved our daughter's life and many lives as well.

  5. Adav Noti:

    Did people who gave that money think they were putting it into a perpetual account that could be drawn on by the campaign organizers for whatever they wanted ? Maybe the donor wouldn't care about that, but the law cares.

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