Definition of Donation

1. Noun. A voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause.

Exact synonyms: Contribution
Generic synonyms: Gift
Specialized synonyms: Benefaction, Offering, Political Contribution, Political Donation
Derivative terms: Donate



2. Noun. Act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity.
Exact synonyms: Contribution
Generic synonyms: Gift, Giving
Specialized synonyms: Subscription, Alms
Derivative terms: Contribute, Contribute, Donate

Definition of Donation

1. n. The act of giving or bestowing; a grant.

Definition of Donation

1. Noun. A voluntary gift or contribution for a specific cause. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Donation

1. something donated [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Donation

donas
donat
donatable
donataries
donatary
donate
donate someone's body to science
donated
donated one's body to science
donatee
donatees
donates
donates one's body to science
donating
donating one's body to science
donation (current term)
donations
donationware
donatism
donatisms
donatistic
donative
donatives
donator
donatories
donators
donatory
donatour
donatrices
donatrix

Literary usage of Donation

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1. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1858)
"Rear-Admiral O. Vernon (]X>nation) 10 0 0 Heywood, A. II., Esq., Manchester (2nd donation) 20 Uu Ilchester, the Earl of (donation) 10 ou Holbrook, ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"A donation of this kind is made when a person "in his last sickness", ... The same donation may also be made in presence of any other impending peril of ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1901)
"puted the truth and validity of the donation of Constantine.71 In the revival of ... The act of donation he considers, strangely enough, as a forgery of the ..."

4. Italy and Her Invaders by Thomas Hodgkin (1899)
"Thus it came to pass that at some uncertain time in the eighth century there was brought to birth the yet more monstrous fiction of The donation of ..."

5. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"Not for the donation settler, since he had abandoned the land fifteen years before; ... It is true the donation notification had not been formally canceled, ..."

6. Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society by Massachusetts Historical Society (1859)
"tern Lunatic Asylum, donation from the Directors of, 63. ... Young Men's Mercantile-Library Association, Cincinnati, donation from, 65. THE END. ..."

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