Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  


Pronunciation:  `kântru'byooshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor; "I am proud of my contribution to the team's success"; "they all did their share of the work"
  2. [n]  act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity
  3. [n]  a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story
  4. [n]  an amount of money contributed; "he expected his contribution to be repaid with interest"
  5. [n]  a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause

CONTRIBUTION is a 12 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: donation, donation, part, share
 See Also: amount, amount of money, attempt, benefaction, effort, end, endeavor, endeavour, gift, gift, giving, offering, publication, publishing, subscription, sum, sum of money, try



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con`tri*bu"tion\, n. [L. contributio: cf. F.
1. The act of contributing.

2. That which is contributed; -- either the portion which an
   individual furnishes to the common stock, or the whole
   which is formed by the gifts of individuals.

         A certain contribution for the poor saints which are
         at jerusalem.                         --Rom. xv. 26.

         Aristotle's actual contributions to the physical
         sciences.                             --Whewell.

3. (Mil.) An irregular and arbitrary imposition or tax leved
   on the people of a town or country.

         These sums, . . . and the forced contributions paid
         by luckless peasants, enabled him to keep his
         straggling troops together.           --Motley.

4. (Law) Payment, by each of several jointly liable, of a
   share in a loss suffered or an amount paid by one of their
   number for the common benefit.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accommodation, accordance, alms, alms fee, assessment, association, award, awarding, benefaction, beneficence, bestowal, bestowment, blackmail, call, call for, cess, chanty, charity, claim, cochairmanship, collection, communication, complicity, concession, condominium, conferment, conferral, conscience money, copartnership, copartnery, cotenancy, deliverance, delivery, demand, demand for, direct tax, dole, donation, donative, draft, drain, duty, endowment, engagement, exaction, extortion, extortionate demand, furnishment, gifting, giving, graduated taxation, grant, granting, handout, having a part, heavy demand, impartation, impartment, imposition, impost, indent, indirect tax, insistent demand, investiture, involvement, joint chairmanship, joint control, joint ownership, joint return, joint tenancy, levy, liberality, nonnegotiable demand, notice, offer, offering, offertory, order, partaking, participation, partnership, pittance, presentation, presentment, progressive tax, provision, requirement, requisition, rush, rush order, separate returns, sharing, single tax, subscription, suffrage, supertax, supplying, surrender, surtax, tax, tax base, tax dodging, tax evasion, tax exemption, tax return, tax structure, tax withholding, taxable income, taxation, tax-exempt status, taxing, tithe, toll, tribute, ultimatum, voting, votive offering, vouchsafement, warning, withholding tax