American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of giving to a fund or cause.
- n. A gift or grant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of giving or bestowing; a granting.
- n. That which is gratuitously given; a grant; a gift.
- n. In law, the act or contract by which the ownership of a thing is transferred by one person to another without consideration. To be valid, a donation supposes capacity both in the donor to give and in the donee to receive, and requires consent, delivery, and acceptance.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of giving or bestowing; a grant.
- n. That which is given as a present; that which is transferred to another gratuitously; a gift.
- n. (Law) The act or contract by which a person voluntarily transfers the title to a thing of which be is the owner, from himself to another, without any consideration, as a free gift.
- n. a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
- n. act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity
- From Middle French donation, from Latin dōnātiō ("a present"), from dōnō ("to give"), from dōnum ("a gift"). Recorded in English since the 15th century. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English donacioun, gift, benefice, from Old French, from Latin dōnātiō, dōnātiōn-, from dōnātus, past participle of dōnāre, to give, from dōnum, gift. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Even thought the word donation is kind of used a lot with Kickstarter we tried to put our levels at where it was simply a pre-order.”
“Some people use the term donation-ware to get around restrictions that would otherwise raise the cost to unfavorable levels.”
“It's like being Catholic and the donation is the confession booth and all sins will be forgotten and yet we continue to sin.”
“And the nice thing about this donation is apparently, reportedly, it will be conditioned or be targeted to certain reforms.”
“If a donation is a little counter-intuitive because of, you know, money and all, you could do something else, like:”
“And if you really like it, a donation is always appreciated.”
“The average donation from the firms was $45,000; the largest came from Steven B. Pearlman and Associates, to the tune of $190,875.”
“Hell, my cart came to over $500 when I was done going through the list ... and all it cost me was the $20 in donation, which I was happy to give, anyway.”
“However, viewers can watch it online or download the film for free by clicking here (a donation is highly recommended).”
“Not quite on-topic, but organ donation is something I feel strongly about.”
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