volunteer

  • 1 volunteer — Ⅰ. volunteer UK US /ˌvɒlənˈtɪər/ noun [C] ► a person who does a job or some work without being paid or forced to do it: »They employ 1,000 people and 23,000 volunteers. »I will ask for volunteers to help with the search. Ⅱ. volunteer UK US… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 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

  • 3 volunteer — [väl΄ən tir′] n. [earlier voluntier < obs. Fr voluntaire < L (miles)voluntarius,VOLUNTARY (soldier)] 1. a person who chooses freely to do or offer to do something 2. a person who chooses freely to enter naval or military service, without… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 volunteer — vol·un·teer /ˌvä lən tir/ n 1: one that voluntarily undertakes something; esp: one who without request, obligation, or an interest pays the debt of another and is denied reimbursement from subrogation 2: one who receives property without giving… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 volunteer — (n.) c.1600, one who offers himself for military service, from M.Fr. voluntaire, noun use of adj. meaning voluntary, from L. voluntarius voluntary, of one s free will (see VOLUNTARY (Cf. voluntary)). Non military sense is first recorded 1630s.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 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] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Volunteer — Vol un*teer , n. [F. volontaire. See {Voluntary}, a.] [1913 Webster] 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 volunteer — [v] offer to do something advance, bring forward, chip in*, come forward, do on one’s own volition*, enlist, go in*, let oneself in for*, offer services, present, proffer, propose, put at one’s disposal*, put forward, sign up, speak up, stand up …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 volunteer — ► NOUN 1) a person who freely offers to do something. 2) a person who works for an organization without being paid. 3) a person who freely enrols for military service rather than being conscripted. ► VERB 1) freely offer to do something. 2) say… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 volunteer — I UK [ˌvɒlənˈtɪə(r)] / US [ˌvɑlənˈtɪr] noun [countable] Word forms volunteer : singular volunteer plural volunteers ** 1) someone who is not paid for the work that they do The organization is appealing for volunteers. a volunteer worker a small… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 volunteer — vol|un|teer1 [ ,valən tır ] noun count ** 1. ) someone who offers to do something without being forced: Can I have a volunteer to erase the chalkboard, please? volunteer for: Doctors need 50 healthy volunteers for the diet. 2. ) someone who is… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 volunteer — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 sb who offers to do sth ADJECTIVE ▪ unpaid ▪ The office is staffed by unpaid volunteers. ▪ full time, part time ▪ committed, dedicated …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 volunteer — I n. to recruit volunteers II v. 1) (D; intr.) to volunteer as (to volunteer as a tutor) 2) (D; intr.) to volunteer for (who will volunteer for this job?) 3) (E) she volunteered to water our plants * * * [ˌvɒl(ə)n tɪə] (E) she volunteered to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 volunteer — [[t]vɒ̱ləntɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ volunteers, volunteering, volunteered 1) N COUNT A volunteer is someone who does work without being paid for it, because they want to do it. She now helps in a local school as a volunteer three days a week... Mike was a …

    English dictionary

  • 16 volunteer — /vɒlənˈtɪə / (say voluhn tear) noun 1. someone who enters into any service of their own free will, or who offers to perform a service or undertaking for no financial gain. 2. Military, etc. someone who enters one of the armed services voluntarily …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 volunteer — I. noun Etymology: obsolete French voluntaire (now volontaire), from voluntaire, adjective, voluntary, from Old French, from Latin voluntarius Date: circa 1600 1. a person who voluntarily undertakes or expresses a willingness to undertake a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 Volunteer — A volunteer is someone who works for a community or for the benefit of environment primarily because they choose to do so. The word comes from Latin, and can be translated as will (as in doing something out of ones own free will). Many serve… …

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  • 19 volunteer — /vol euhn tear /, n. 1. a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking. 2. a person who performs a service willingly and without pay. 3. Mil. a person who enters the service voluntarily rather than through… …

    Universalium

  • 20 Volunteer — Cet article a pour sujet la bande dessinée intitulé Volunteer . Pour une définition du mot « volunteer », voir l’article volunteer du Wiktionnaire. Volunteer est une série de bande dessinée. Scénario : Muriel Sevestre Dessins et… …

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