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Definitions for volunteer
ˌvɒl ənˈtɪərvol·un·teer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. volunteer, military volunteer, voluntarynoun

    (military) a person who freely enlists for service

  2. volunteer, unpaid workernoun

    a person who performs voluntary work

  3. Tennessean, Volunteeradjective

    a native or resident of Tennessee

  4. unpaid, volunteer(a)verb

    without payment

    "the soup kitchen was run primarily by unpaid helpers"; "a volunteer fire department"

  5. volunteerverb

    tell voluntarily

    "He volunteered the information"

  6. volunteer, offerverb

    agree freely

    "She volunteered to drive the old lady home"; "I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it"

  7. volunteerverb

    do volunteer work

Wiktionary

  1. volunteernoun

    One who enters into, or offers for, any service of his/her own free will, especially when done without pay.

  2. volunteernoun

    One who enters into military service voluntarily, but who, when in service, is subject to discipline and regulations like other soldiers; -- opposed to conscript; specifically, a voluntary member of the organized militia of a country as distinguished from the standing army.

  3. volunteernoun

    A person who acts out of his own will without a legal obligation, such as a donor.

  4. volunteernoun

    A plant that grows in disturbed soil.

  5. volunteernoun

    A native or resident of the American state of Tennessee.

  6. volunteerverb

    To enlist oneself as a volunteer.

  7. volunteerverb

    To do or offer to do something voluntarily.

  8. volunteerverb

    To grow without human sowing or intentional cultivation.

  9. Etymology: From voluntaire, from voluntarius

Webster Dictionary

  1. Volunteeradjective

    one who enters into, or offers for, any service of his own free will

  2. Volunteeradjective

    one who enters into service voluntarily, but who, when in service, is subject to discipline and regulations like other soldiers; -- opposed to conscript; specifically, a voluntary member of the organized militia of a country as distinguished from the standing army

  3. Volunteeradjective

    a grantee in a voluntary conveyance; one to whom a conveyance is made without valuable consideration; a party, other than a wife or child of the grantor, to whom, or for whose benefit, a voluntary conveyance is made

  4. Volunteeradjective

    of or pertaining to a volunteer or volunteers; consisting of volunteers; voluntary; as, volunteer companies; volunteer advice

  5. Volunteerverb

    to offer or bestow voluntarily, or without solicitation or compulsion; as, to volunteer one's services

  6. Volunteerverb

    to enter into, or offer for, any service of one's own free will, without solicitation or compulsion; as, he volunteered in that undertaking

  7. Etymology: [F. volontaire. See Voluntary, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Volunteer

    vol-un-tēr′, n. one who enters any service, esp. military, voluntarily or of his own free choice: a soldier belonging to any body other than the regular army.—adj. entering into service voluntarily.—v.t. to offer voluntarily.—v.i. to enter into any service of one's own free-will or without being asked. [Fr. volontaire—L. voluntarius.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. volunteer

    One who freely offers himself for a particular service. Formerly, in the army, a gentleman who, without any certain post or employment, served in the hope of earning preferment, or from patriotism. Latterly, also a civilian who has enrolled himself in a corps of volunteers, for organization and training for the defence of the country.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'volunteer' in Nouns Frequency: #1577

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of volunteer in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of volunteer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of volunteer in a Sentence

  1. Elizabeth Warren:

    This is going to be a grass-roots campaign, i'm here to ask every one of you to be a part of this, anything you can do : Volunteer, take a sign, pitch in five bucks, any part of it.

  2. Jorge Neri:

    Had we had cleaner lists, had we had not such a transient population, we would be focused more on the volunteer recruitment.

  3. Lise Vesterlund:

    If we know that women are more likely to volunteer, we shouldn't ask for volunteers. Take turns, put names in a hat and draw one, changing the practices for how we allocate this work is a key step.

  4. Cori Roberts:

    We give everybody a chance. We dont judge your past history or anything like that. we have donation and volunteer recruiters, we have maintenance and general labor recruiters, we have the web designer, and the media outreach, we have security, and then we have the treasurer-donation organizer.

  5. Simon Li:

    We sent out a request, and literally, in 36 hours, we had at least a thousand people who were interested, and then in another 24 hours, it was a few hundred more, in the end, we had more than 1,500 people who wanted to volunteer their children for our trial.

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