Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “donor”

See all translations

donor

noun [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 donorC2 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.
More examples
(Definition of donor from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of donor?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “donor”

Definitions of “donor” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shampoo

a liquid used for washing hair, or for washing particular objects or materials

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More