Definitions of contribution

  1. act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an amount of money contributed; "he expected his contribution to be repaid with interest" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of contributing. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. An irregular and arbitrary imposition or tax leved on the people of a town or country. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A collection: a levy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Act of contributing; that which is contributed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. The act of contributing; a gift; subscription. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The act of contributing; that which is contributed; a levy; a tax paid by a country or town to a hostile force to secure itself against spoliation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Anything given to a common stock; the payment of each man's share of some common expense; the act of imparting or lending aid or influence for a common purpose. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for contribution

  1. Whenever the contribution box was passed I never knew him to take out a cent. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  2. It is our little war contribution he added modestly. – The Hohenzollerns in America With the Bolsheviks in Berlin and other impossibilities by Stephen Leacock