• WordNet 3.6
    • n contributor a writer whose work is published in a newspaper or magazine or as part of a book
    • n contributor someone who contributes (or promises to contribute) a sum of money
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Contributor One who, or that which, contributes;
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n contributor One who contributes; one who gives or pays money or anything else of value to a common stock or fund; one who aids in effecting a common purpose; specifically, one who furnishes literary material to a journal or magazine, or other joint literary work.
    • n contributor One who pays tribute; a tributary.
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In literature:

There was scarcely an institution proposed for the benefit of his native city, Edinburgh, to which his name will not be found a contributor.
"On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening," by Samuel Felton
Sir Richard Saltonstall of Halifax, in Yorkshire, was rich enough to be a bountiful contributor to the company's operations.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
This gentleman had been a valuable contributor to his journal before he became personally known to Charles Dickens.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Brown (41), and R. C. Saint (27) being the chief contributors.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 29, 1914" by Various
I shall lose a valued contributor.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
The most eminent names of French science and literature are among the contributors to these works.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851" by Various
There are three kinds of journals, with reference to the mode of entrance of contributors.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
Among its special contributors is numbered Dr. John Gilmary Shea.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 2, February 1886" by Various
Among its earliest contributors was Edgar Allan Poe.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Among the contributors to the past volumes are Hon.
"Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather" by Charles W. Upham

In news:

Thin Ice Last time we wrote about Mike Danton, the former St Louis Blues player was in federal prison and his agent, David Frost, had just launched a website on which Danton was to be a regular contributor.
RAY PERRYMAN Board of Contributors.
After their 93-83 victory against New Jersey, coach Nate McMillan, Brandon Roy and Greg Oden talk about the win, key contributors and battling the Nets' Brook Lopez, who finished with a game-high 32 points and 14 rebounds.
Petchems the Main Profit Contributor.
Plus Size Blogger Named New Style Contributor.
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) ABC News' Martin Bashir is leaving his post at "Nightline" to be an anchor for MSNBC and a contributor to "Dateline NBC.".
Lourdes University is a key contributor to the educational and economic vitality of northwest Ohio, and a solid citizen of its home community of Sylvania.
Prenuptial agreements aren't the stuff of this royal couple, CBS News Royal Contributor Victoria Arbiter said of Prince William and Kate Middleton, who are to be married on April 29.
Curls have always gotten a bad rap—just ask Allure contributor Judith Newman, who recently defended the naturally curly in the age of the Brazilian Blowout.
Molly McLaughlin is the Associate Editor for PC Magazine's Reviews team, and a frequent contributor to Gearlog.
Nelson Harvey Post Independent contributor Aspen, CO Colorado.
She is a core contributor to the English department and an integral member of the women's studies department.
He is a Forbes contributor.
The finance industry's top contributor to Oregon political campaigns isn't the state's banks.
A major difference between the recovery from the 2007-9 recession and previous recoveries is that residential construction, usually a major contributor to recovery, has contributed very little.

In science:

The two main contributors to this heating process – i.e. the increase of velocity dispersions over time – are molecular clouds, which scatter and heat stars more or less isotropically, and spiral irregularities, which primarily heat stars in the plane of the disc.
Disc heating in NGC 2985
Type-II supernovae are probably the most important contributors, as revealed by a variety of tests, like those provided by the IR excesses in the light-curve and the extinction of background stars in SN ejecta.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Furthermore, due to the property of probabilistic random sampling from the total random walkers, only the survived-andabsorbed random walkers can be regarded as contributors to the solution.
An Efficient Modified "Walk On Spheres" Algorithm for the Linearized Poisson-Boltzmann Equation
The present status has been summarized by the contributors to the panel discussion at the Berlin lattice conference .
On the price of light quarks
M⊙ , for which radiation pressure is a minor contributor to the support of the deep stellar interior.
Magnetic Fields in Massive Stars. II. The Buoyant Rise of Magnetic Flux Tubes Through the Radiative Interior