donate

Definitions

  • Communion silver used in the Jamestown church after 1661. Both the chalice and paten were made in London, and donated to the church by Lt. Gov. Francis Morrison (or Moryson) in 1661. On both pieces is the legend: “Mixe not holy thinges with profane.”
    Communion silver used in the Jamestown church after 1661. Both the chalice and paten were made in London, and donated to the church by Lt. Gov. Francis Morrison (or Moryson) in 1661. On both pieces is the legend: “Mixe not holy thinges with profane.”
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v donate give to a charity or good cause "I donated blood to the Red Cross for the victims of the earthquake","donate money to the orphanage","She donates to her favorite charity every month"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bill Gates donated close to $100 million to fight AIDS in India. As a percent of his total wealth, this would be comparable to him donating ten cents if he only had $60
    • v. t Donate dō"nāt To give; to bestow; to present; as, to donate fifty thousand dollars to a college.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: By donating just one pint of blood, four lives can be saved
    • donate To give; present as a gift; contribute.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Harvard University's original name was Cambridge. It only changed when John Harvard donated 400 books to the school.
    • v.t Donate to present a gift
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Quotations

  • Joseph Addison
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    “With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own accounts.”
  • Corrie Ten Boom
    Corrie Ten Boom
    “The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. donatus, p. p. of donare, to donate, fr. donum, gift, fr. dare, to give. See 2d Date
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. donāre, -ātumdonum, a gift—dăre, to give.

Usage

In literature:

Under those circumstances a donation from your Majesty becomes pointed.
"King John of Jingalo" by Laurence Housman
We grant your request, but stop your donative; because it is not right that you should consume the labourer's bread in idleness.
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
The ladies of Philadelphia too gave a splendid example of patriotism, by large donations for the immediate relief of the suffering army.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 3 (of 5)" by John Marshall
It consisted of the donations of the donors to the important public interest of education.
"The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation"
I have the gratification to announce a donation of L10,000.
"Personal Recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham Men" by E. Edwards
Konovalov, who has donated 10,000 rubles for the needs of the war victims of Poland, offers a shining testimony.
"The New York Times Current History: the European War, February, 1915" by Various
It was donation party night and she had been cooking all day in preparation.
"Benefits Forgot" by Honoré Willsie
These donations are noble, because conceived in a spirit of comprehensive liberality.
"Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions" by George S. Boutwell
He hastened to reach the Muenzbach, which flows into the town in two streams between the Erbis and Donat Gates.
"The Young Carpenters of Freiberg" by Anonymous
Mr. Wallace, the heir of Lord Hertford, who had already given the munificent donation of 12,000l.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
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In poetry:

Wherefore I all forego:
To one word onely I say, No:
Where in the deed there was an intimation
Of a gift or donation,
Lord, let it now by way of purchase go.
"Obedience" by George Herbert
Between the visits to the shock ward
The doctors used to let you play
On the old upright Baldwin
Donated by a former patient
Who is said to be quite stable now.
"A Musician's Wife" by Weldon Kees
Because they showered upon me their approbation,
And got up for me a handsome donation,
Which was presented to me by Sir Green,
In a purse most beautiful to be seen.
"Lines in Memoriam Regarding the Entertainment in Reform Street Hall, Dundee" by William Topaz McGonagall
And going out on the sacred paths,
Bring to melodiousness your chosen damnation.
You know, she's a mistress of the mass,
She craves embraces, as a dearth — donations.
"To a Poet" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
No, he's not a beggar, he's a more useful man,
And, as Shakespeare has said, his life's but a span;
And at the cannon's mouth he seeks for reputation,
He doesn't go from door to door seeking a donation.
"Lines in Praise of Tommy Atkins" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Grainger Inc, Chicago, will donate $25,000 donation to the National Minority Supplier Development Council's (NMSDC) Advanced Management Education Program.
A semi has been donated to assist the church in moving all of the donated items.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Lupus Foundation: donate.lupus.org.
To obtain all three volumes in Ken Ham's "Answers" book series for a donation of $45 or more or to obtain volume 1 for a donation of $18 or more, call 800-729-9829 or visit our online store.
With a matching donation from Fresh Madison Market we helped donate over 20,000 pounds worth of food to the Community Action Coalition.
Sacramento, Calif.-based Capital Public Radio is partnering with My Broker Donates to nudge listeners to generate donations when they buy or sell a home.
My Broker Donates helps home buyers and sellers find a realtor and channels broker referral fees into donations for nonprofit organizations.
The MOPS group has received enough donations for playground equipment, but it still soliciting donations to pay for the installation of the equipment and mulch.
A $25 donation is requested, and non-perishable food items and cash donations will be accepted for the Sandwich Food Pantry.
(IID Directors agree to donation, again)…The Imperial Irrigation District Board had approved a $35,000 donation.
More than 2,000 coats are expected to be donated, and will be donated to keep families and individuals warm during the cold weather.
If you're solicited for a donation, ask if the caller is a paid fundraiser, who he/she works for, and the percentage of your donation that will go to the charity.
The holidays are usually when donations increase at area food banks, but Harvest Texarkana says they're seeing a drop in donations this year.
Josh Krueckeberg donated his auctioneering services and Rick Teboe donated the DJ service, according to shelter officials.
The Citizens Community Credit Union will donate $1, for each item donated to the food pantry, up to $500.
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In science:

It has been shown that in type 1b diamond the monovacancy is preferentially in the negative charge state17 due to the presence of the nitrogen impurity, which can donate an electron to the monovacancy.
Study of the optimal conditions for NV- center formation in type 1b diamond, using photoluminescence and positron annihilation spectroscopies
Gaining Commercial Value In FuturICT one of the core aims is in fact not to exploit people but to give them a choice as to whether to join in and donate data or opt out.
FuturICT
Note that since Ba donates one less electron than La, the Fermi level is shifted downward compared to the situation in LSCO.
Different doping from apical and planar oxygen vacancies in Ba$_{2}$CuO$_{4-\delta}$ and La$_{2}$CuO$_{4-\delta}$
When the site i topples, it loses 2d grains to the neighbours, by giving back the grains it has received from {j1}, and also donating grains to the other neighbours {j2}.
Sandpile Models of Self-Organized Criticality
Donat, R., and Marquina, A., “Capturing shock reflections: an improved flux formula”, J.
Numerical hydrodynamics in general relativity
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