A donor in general is a person, organization or government who donates something voluntarily. The term is usually used to represent a form of pure altruism but sometimes used when the payment for a service is recognized by all parties as representing less than the value of the donation and that the motivation is altruistic. In business law, a donor is someone who is giving the gift (law), and a donee the person receiving the gift.
More broadly, the term is used to refer to any entity that serves as the source of something transferred to a different entity, including in scientific fields the source of matter or energy passed from one object to another.
Someone who receives a gift from a donor.
“John became the donee of the bone marrow donated by his brother.”
One who makes a donation.
“The charity raised $2,000 from various donors.”
“The hospital is seeking an organ donor.”
A group or molecule that donates either a radical, electrons or a moiety in a chemical reaction. Compare acceptor.
“a carbonyl donor molecule”
a person who donates something, especially money to charity
“an anonymous donor has given £25”
“loans from rich donor countries”
a person who provides blood, an organ, or semen for transplantation, transfusion, etc.
“one third of patients die before a suitable donor is found”
“a blood donor”
an atom or molecule that provides a pair of electrons in forming a coordinate bond.
an impurity atom in a semiconductor which contributes a conducting electron to the material.