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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. (military) a person who freely enlists for service;
[syn: volunteer, military volunteer, voluntary]

2. a person who performs voluntary work;
[syn: volunteer, unpaid worker]

3. a native or resident of Tennessee;
[syn: Tennessean, Volunteer]


VERB (3)

1. tell voluntarily;
- Example: "He volunteered the information"

2. agree freely;
- Example: "She volunteered to drive the old lady home"
- Example: "I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it"
[syn: volunteer, offer]

3. do volunteer work;


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. without payment;
- Example: "the soup kitchen was run primarily by unpaid helpers"
- Example: "a volunteer fire department"
[syn: unpaid, volunteer(a)]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Volunteer \Vol`un*teer"\, n. [F. volontaire. See Voluntary, a.] 1. One who enters into, or offers for, any service of his own free will. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) One who enters into service voluntarily, but who, when in service, is subject to discipline and regulations like other soldiers; -- opposed to conscript; specifically, a voluntary member of the organized militia of a country as distinguished from the standing army. [1913 Webster] 3. (Law) A grantee in a voluntary conveyance; one to whom a conveyance is made without valuable consideration; a party, other than a wife or child of the grantor, to whom, or for whose benefit, a voluntary conveyance is made. --Burrill. [1913 Webster] 4. A plant, especially a flowering plant in a garden, that appears spontaneously without having been intentionally planted. [RDH]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Volunteer \Vol`un*teer"\, a. Of or pertaining to a volunteer or volunteers; consisting of volunteers; voluntary; as, volunteer companies; volunteer advice. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Volunteer \Vol`un*teer"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Volunteered; p. pr. & vb. n. Volunteering.] To offer or bestow voluntarily, or without solicitation or compulsion; as, to volunteer one's services. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Volunteer \Vol`un*teer"\, v. i. To enter into, or offer for, any service of one's own free will, without solicitation or compulsion; as, he volunteered in that undertaking. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

volunteer adj 1: without payment; "the soup kitchen was run primarily by unpaid helpers"; "a volunteer fire department" [syn: unpaid, volunteer(a)] n 1: (military) a person who freely enlists for service [syn: volunteer, military volunteer, voluntary] [ant: conscript, draftee, inductee] 2: a person who performs voluntary work [syn: volunteer, unpaid worker] 3: a native or resident of Tennessee [syn: Tennessean, Volunteer] v 1: tell voluntarily; "He volunteered the information" 2: agree freely; "She volunteered to drive the old lady home"; "I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it" [syn: volunteer, offer] 3: do volunteer work
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

56 Moby Thesaurus words for "volunteer": arbitrary, autonomous, autonomousness, autonomy, come forward, discretional, discretionary, do independently, do voluntarily, elective, free, free will, gratuitous, gratuitousness, independence, independent, need no prodding, nonmandatory, offered, optional, proffered, self-acting, self-action, self-active, self-activity, self-determination, self-determined, self-determining, spontaneity, spontaneous, spontaneousness, step forward, unasked, unbesought, unbidden, uncalled-for, uncoerced, uncompelled, unforced, unforcedness, uninfluenced, uninvited, unpressured, unprompted, unrequested, unrequired, unsolicited, unsought, voluntariness, voluntarism, voluntary, voluntaryism, volunteer militia, volunteer navy, volunteering, willful