1. [syn: donor, giver, presenter, bestower, conferrer]
2. (medicine) someone who gives blood or tissue or an organ to be used in another person (the host);
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Donor \Do"nor\, n. [F. donneur, OF. daneor, fr. donner. See
Donee, and cf. Donator.]
1. One who gives or bestows; one who confers anything
gratuitously; a benefactor. Inverse of recipient.
2. (Law) One who grants an estate; in later use, one who
confers a power; -- the opposite of donee. --Kent.
Touching, the parties unto deeds and charters, we
are to consider as well the donors and granters as
the donees or grantees. --Spelman.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
55 Moby Thesaurus words for "donor":
Maecenas, Santa Claus, almoner, almsgiver, angel, assignor,
awarder, backer, benefactor, benefactress, bestower, caterer,
chandler, cheerful giver, commissariat, commissary, conferrer,
consignor, contributor, donator, fairy godmother, feoffor,
financer, funder, furnisher, giver, grantor, imparter,
lady bountiful, manciple, merchant, patron, patroness,
philanthropist, presenter, provider, provisioner, purveyor,
quartermaster, retailer, settler, steward, stock clerk,
storekeeper, subscriber, sugar daddy, supplier, supporter, sutler,
testate, testator, testatrix, victualer, vivandier, vouchsafer