Definitions of contribution

  1. a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an amount of money contributed; "he expected his contribution to be repaid with interest" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The act of contributing. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. An irregular and arbitrary imposition or tax leved on the people of a town or country. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. The act of giving for a common purpose; a subscription; a writing furnished to a periodical. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A plan for the apportionment of profits to the holder of a life insurance policy by which the policy is credited with the reserve pertaining to it at the end of the previous year and with the annual premium paid at the beginning of the current year, less an expense charge and with interest added. Against this sum are charged the cost of insurance and the reserve required at the end of the current year, the balance being the policy's annual dividend, or its "contribution to surplus.". A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  12. A collection: a levy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Act of contributing; that which is contributed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. The act of contributing; a gift; subscription. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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. dictgcide_fs
  18. Act of contributing; thing, help, literary article, contributed; imposition levied for support of army in the field; lay under c., exact cc. from. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. n. Act of giving money or lending aid; —that which is contributed: collection; —imposition levied on a conquered city or province. Cabinet Dictionary
  20. The act of promoting some design in conjunction with other persons ; that which is given by several hands for some common purpose; that which is paid for the support of an army lying in a country. Complete Dictionary