donation

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
    • n donation act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity
    • n donation a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
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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
    • Donation That which is given as a present; that which is transferred to another gratuitously; a gift. "And some donation freely to estate
      On the bless'd lovers."
    • Donation The act of giving or bestowing; a grant. "After donation there is an absolute change and alienation of the property of the thing given."
    • Donation (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: By donating just one pint of blood, four lives can be saved
    • n donation The act of giving or bestowing; a granting.
    • n donation That which is gratuitously given; a grant; a gift.
    • n donation 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.
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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.
    • n Donation do-nā′shun act of giving: that which is given, a gift of money or goods:
    • adj Donation vested or vesting by donation
    • n Donation do-nā′shun (law) the act by which a person freely transfers his title to anything to another
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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. donatio,; cf. F. donation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. donāre, -ātumdonum, a gift—dăre, to give.

Usage

In literature:

Drawn up in military array in Doric Hall we were each of us "donated" two blue flannel shirts and some corresponding under garments.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 5" by Various
Perhaps you can increase your donations to the Home Missionary and Sunday-school Societies.
"Mrs Whittelsey's Magazine for Mothers and Daughters" by Various
He sent into Ireland, during the famine of 1847, the largest single donation that reached the country from abroad.
"The American Prejudice Against Color" by William G. Allen
Prize, a musical top, donated by the author.
"Marjorie at Seacote" by Carolyn Wells
Their baskets will hold only a tithe of what you have to donate.
"Medoline Selwyn's Work" by Mrs. J. J. Colter
In Mrs. Palmer's office is a wonderful table donated by the wimmen of Pennsylvania.
"Samantha at the World's Fair" by Marietta Holley
This patriotic donation amounted, it is said, to two millions of rubles.
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur
There's plenty of cut wood that folks are glad to donate.
"An Alabaster Box" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
Seedling, B. T. Hoyt, St. Paul, first premium, Bronze medal donated by American Rose Society.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
A donation party for our minister was to be given the last day of April, and the air was rife with conjectures.
"The Harvest of Years" by Martha Lewis Beckwith Ewell
He may have come by it through purchase, donation, etc.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
The donation was put in charge of a Board of Trustees of which Lord Dartmouth was chairman.
"The Story of the Hymns and Tunes" by Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
Course, Vee started it by callin' and followin' that up by a donation of some of our garden truck.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
Cynthia thought of the stores in the old house and wished she might donate them.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
His father, it seemed, had donated all the equipment.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
It is the night succeeding the day Lady Swiggs discovered, at the house of the Foreign Missions, the loss of her cherished donations.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
From almost every house they visited they secured donations of more or less value.
"Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls" by Edith Van Dyne (AKA L. Frank Baum)
Mr. Elschild had persisted that his donation was entirely a voluntary one.
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon" by Sax Rohmer
Sure, 't was a fine donation for the orphans he donated!
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Among these were donations to the Haines Industrial School, Hampton, and Tuskegee.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921" by Various
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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:

The Siouxland Community Blood Bank has urgent needs for all blood types and blood donations are needed immediately to prevent blood shortages in our area.
Your donation will make an immediate impact and ensure blood products will be available in a moment's notice.
Blood Donor Recognized for 50 Years of Donating.
We've all heard that donating blood can save lives.
Successful entrepreneurs often donate generously to their favorite causes, but here's a new twist: Amar Bose is essentially donating his company to his alma mater.
Asked about the donations bundled by Mr Danielczyk, Mrs Clinton's campaign said yesterday it would return the $9,200 donated by Mr and Mrs Layton.
A donation box will also be available for toy donations for the.
All of the daylilies for the event will be donated by Tranquil Lake Nursery in Rehoboth, which has been donating flowerscapes for the event nearly since its beginning.
Through May 31, Tutta Bella pledged a dollar-for-dollar donation match of customers' donations up to $5,000 for earthquake and tsunami relief.
Rachel Donat , daughter of Dale and Bobbie Donat of Guthrie, and Travis Koster, son of Roxane and the late Steven Koster of Round Lake, Minn. Will be married Saturday, Aug 11.
The clothing was donated by Highland Elementary students, parents and staff – "students did the majority of the donating," said Highland Elementary teacher Debra Guy.
For example, if you donate $20, Bremer will donate $40 to the American Red Cross .
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation operates on donations and all of the medical research is supported by donations collected from individuals, families, and companies.
AARP Utah was about to give an $8,000 donation to the Utah Food Bank this month when the group decided to see if its members could match it with their own donations.
"Kidney Cars is one of the country's largest vehicle donation programs and we encourage people to consider donating their cars to help this important cause.".
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In science:

Smoluchowski Institute of Physics and donated by the Polish Science Foundation.
Perturbing General Uncorrelated Networks
Saint-Donat, Toroidal embeddings I, Lecture Notes in Math. vol. 339, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 1973. R.
Desingularization of toric and binomial varieties
Simulations of multiple system formation within cores show that often hierarchical systems can form with the members appearing at slightly different times (see Delgado Donate et al. 2004; Goodwin et al. 2004a,b).
Limits on the primordial stellar multiplicity
These multiples remain stable for at least 10 Myr (Delgado Donate et al. 2004).
Limits on the primordial stellar multiplicity
In the Galactic field, Tokovinin & Smekhov (2002) suggest that 20-30% of multiple systems are higher-order hierarchical systems, consistent with the fraction of T Tauri stars suggesting that many of these young systems are stable as found in the simulations of Delgado Donate et al. (2004).
Limits on the primordial stellar multiplicity
Saint-Donat, Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Vol. 269.
Ind- and Pro- definable sets
Two molecules TMTSF donate one electron to an anion PF6 .
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
After accepting/donating electrons, the charge reservoirs become semiconducting or insulating.
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
In organic superconductors, however, the second and the third subsystems coincide: the charge reservoirs, after donating/accepting electrons to/from organic molecules, become magnetic.
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
The organic molecules donate electrons to the anions, which prefer to order antiferromagnetically.
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
Saint-Donat, Th´eorie des topos et cohomologie ´etale des sch´emas, vol. 1, Lect.
Nontrivial Azumaya noncommutative schemes, morphisms therefrom, and their extension by the sheaf of algebras of differential operators: D-branes in a $B$-field background \`a la Polchinski-Grothendieck Ansatz
Saint-Donat: Sur les ´equations d´efinissant une courbe alg´ebrique. (French) C. R.
A bound on the degree of schemes defined by quadratic equations
Saint-Donat, Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Vol. 269.
A categorical approach to internality
Saint-Donat, B., On Petri’s analysis of the linear system of quadrics through a canonical curve, Math.
Some Examples of Gorenstein Liaison in Codimension Three
Charge carriers in Ga1−xMnxAs are holes, donated by Mn impurities.
Magnetic and transport percolation in diluted magnetic semiconductors
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