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Meaning of “donor” in the English Dictionary

"donor" in British English

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donornoun [C]

uk   /ˈdəʊ.nər/  us   /ˈdoʊ.nɚ/
C2 a ​person who gives some of ​theirblood or a ​part of ​theirbody to ​help someone who is ​ill: a ​blood donor a ​kidney donorC2 a ​person who gives ​money or ​goods to an ​organization: Thanks to a ​largegift from an ​anonymous donor, the ​charity was ​able to ​continueitswork.

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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 ​largegift from an ​anonymous donor will ​allow us to ​continueourwork. A donor is also someone who gives ​blood or who ​agrees to give an ​organ or ​bodypart 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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