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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How to say volunteer in sign language?

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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. Bill Rausch:

    The truth is veterans volunteer, engage with local governments and community organizations, vote, and help neighbors, all at rates higher than their non-veteran counterparts, we’re working with our entertainment industry partners to normalize the depictions of veterans on film and television to dispel common myths about the veteran population.

  2. Robert Lanza:

    They're not going to put the Red Cross out of business, volunteer blood donations are always going to be the first line of defense -- but with this technology, you have a safety net.

  3. David Axelrod:

    Disgusted with this admin’s policies? Organize, donate, volunteer, VOTE! Rousting Cabinet members from restaurants is an empty and, ultimately, counter-productive gesture that won’t change a thing.

  4. Jorge Neri:

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

  5. Graham Vick:

    Our average audience is under 40 and 'Khovanskygate' had 200 volunteer participants whose average age was 28, and 50 percent of them were black or of mixed ethnicity, if we're talking about the future (of opera), that's what we need to talk about.

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