giver [giv′ər]
a person who gives: often in compounds [lawgiver, almsgiver]

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  • Giver — Giv er, n. One who gives; a donor; a bestower; a grantor; one who imparts or distributes. [1913 Webster] It is the giver, and not the gift, that engrosses the heart of the Christian. Kollock. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • giver — [giv′ər] n. a person who gives: often in compounds [lawgiver, almsgiver] * * * giv·er (gĭvʹər) n. 1. One that gives: a giver of gifts. 2. A donor or contributor. Often used in combination: almsgivers. * * * …   Universalium

  • giver — index benefactor, donor, feoffor, good Samaritan, grantor, supplier Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • giver — giv‧er [ˈgɪvə ǁ ər] noun [countable] FINANCE a person or organization that gives money to a political party, charity (= an organization that exists to help people, in health, education) etc; = DONOR: • 32% of the country s givers say they are… …   Financial and business terms

  • giver — mid 14c., from GIVE (Cf. give) + ER (Cf. er) (1). O.E. agent noun forms were giefend, giefa …   Etymology dictionary

  • giver — [[t]gɪ̱və(r)[/t]] givers N COUNT You can refer to a person or organization that gives or supplies a particular thing as a giver of that thing. Germany is the largest giver of aid among the wealthy countries of the West. ...a complex social ritual …   English dictionary

  • giver — noun Giver is used after these nouns: ↑care …   Collocations dictionary

  • giver — Synonyms and related words: Maecenas, Santa Claus, almoner, almsgiver, angel, assignor, awarder, backer, bestower, cheerful giver, conferrer, consignor, contributor, donator, donor, fairy godmother, feoffor, financer, funder, grantor, imparter,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • giver — noun Lynette threw her indolent nephews out of the house, vowing that her days as the family giver were over Syn: donor, contributor, donator, benefactor, benefactress, provider; supporter, backer, patron, sponsor, subscriber …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • giver — give ► VERB (past gave; past part. given) 1) freely transfer the possession of; cause to receive or have. 2) yield as a product or result. 3) carry out (an action). 4) cause to experience or suffer. 5) state or put forward (information or… …   English terms dictionary

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