Etymology
Advertisement

donation (n.)

"act of giving or bestowing; that which is gratuitously given, a grant or gift," mid-15c., donacioun, from Old French donacion (13c.) and directly from Latin donationem (nominative donatio) "a presenting, giving," noun of action from past-participle stem of donare "give as a gift," from donum "gift," from PIE *donum "gift," from root *do- "to give."

updated on September 27, 2018

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of donation from WordNet

donation (n.)
a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause;
Synonyms: contribution
donation (n.)
act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity;
Synonyms: contribution
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.

Dictionary entries near donation

don

Don Juan

don't

Donald

donate

donation

Donatist

donative

done

donee

Donegal