What does volunteer mean?

Definitions for volunteer
ˌvɒl ənˈtɪərvol·un·teer

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. volunteer, military volunteer, voluntary(noun)

    (military) a person who freely enlists for service

  2. volunteer, unpaid worker(noun)

    a person who performs voluntary work

  3. Tennessean, Volunteer(adj)

    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. volunteer(verb)

    tell voluntarily

    "He volunteered the information"

  6. volunteer, offer(verb)

    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. volunteer(verb)

    do volunteer work

Wiktionary

  1. volunteer(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From voluntaire, from voluntarius

  2. volunteer(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From voluntaire, from voluntarius

  3. volunteer(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From voluntaire, from voluntarius

  4. volunteer(Noun)

    A plant that grows in disturbed soil.

    Etymology: From voluntaire, from voluntarius

  5. volunteer(Noun)

    A native or resident of the American state of Tennessee.

    Etymology: From voluntaire, from voluntarius

  6. volunteer(Verb)

    To enlist oneself as a volunteer.

    Etymology: From voluntaire, from voluntarius

  7. volunteer(Verb)

    To do or offer to do something voluntarily.

    Etymology: From voluntaire, from voluntarius

  8. volunteer(Verb)

    To grow without human sowing or intentional cultivation.

    Etymology: From voluntaire, from voluntarius

Webster Dictionary

  1. Volunteer(adj)

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

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

  2. Volunteer(adj)

    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

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

  3. Volunteer(adj)

    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

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

  4. Volunteer(adj)

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

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

  5. Volunteer(verb)

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

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

  6. Volunteer(verb)

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

    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.

British National Corpus

  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. Eugene Obermuller:

    If you really enjoy doing something I think it's worth doing. Even if you're in your 70s,it's worth doing, whether it's a paid job or a volunteer,it’s what keeps us going, i kind of missed everybody.I miss the staff.I keep in touch with people on Facebook but it's just kind of hard for me. This has been a tough year, in the sense that I was recovering, trying to do rehab, andat the same time trying to figure out what to do with the rest of my life.

  2. Prime Minister Scott Morrison:

    The response to the bushfire situation has been unprecedented with thousands of volunteer and paid responders working around the clock, day and night, week after week to protect property and save lives.

  3. Senator Cruz:

    One volunteer sent out, and by the way, they forwarded a CNN story, that was the lead story on Drudge, is what the volunteer did. Now we asked them to take it down anyway.

  4. Chaplain David Wells:

    However, due to your decision, based on your religious convictions, that you cannot comply with the requirements outlined in DJJ Policy 912, Section IV, Paragraph H, regarding the treatment of LGBTQI youth, I must terminate your involvement as a religious volunteer.

  5. Naomi Leinen:

    Initially I make a call and ask just for general volunteer help or for them to identify five friends that might be able to support us, so starting out small, i actually made 50 on Saturday myself just to donors and to would-be supporters, so each Saturday I'm devoting time to make calls, and during the week, I make emails just to reach out.

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