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"donor" in British English

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donornoun [C]

uk   /ˈdəʊ.nər/  us   /ˈdoʊ.nɚ/
C2 a person who gives some of their blood or a part of their body to help someone who is ill: a blood donor a kidney donor
C2 a person who gives money or goods to an organization: Thanks to a large gift from an anonymous donor, the charity was able to continue its work.

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(Definition of donor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"donor" in American English

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donornoun [C]

 us   /ˈdoʊ·nər/
a person who gives money or something else of value to an organization: A large gift from an anonymous donor will allow us to continue our work.
A donor is also someone who gives blood or who agrees to give an organ or body part to help someone else.
(Definition of donor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"donor" in Business English

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donornoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdəʊnər/
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY a person or organization that gives something of value such as money or goods to another person or organization: He was a generous donor to AIDS charities. About half of the funding for the new lab came from corporate donors.
(Definition of donor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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