Volunteer definitions

vŏl'ən-tîr'
To volunteer is defined as to give without being asked and without being paid.

When you go work in a soup kitchen for free, this is an example of a situation where you volunteer.

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The definition of a volunteer is a person who donates his time or efforts for a cause or organization without being paid.

A person who works in a soup kitchen for free is an example of a volunteer.

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A person who performs or offers to perform a service voluntarily.

An information booth staffed by volunteers; hospital volunteers.

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A person who chooses to enter a branch of the military without being drafted or forced to do so by law.
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A person who works without pay or assumes an obligation to which he or she is not a party or otherwise interested.
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A cultivated plant growing from self-sown or accidentally dropped seed.
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Being, consisting of, or done by volunteers.

Volunteer firefighters; volunteer tutoring.

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Growing from self-sown or accidentally dropped seed. Used of a cultivated plant or crop.
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To give or offer to give voluntarily.

Volunteered their services; volunteer to give blood.

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To compel (someone) to do something.

We were volunteered to do the dishes.

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To perform or offer to perform a service of one's own free will.
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To choose to enter military service of one's own free will.
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To do charitable or helpful work without pay.

Many retirees volunteer in community service and day care centers.

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A person who chooses freely to do or offer to do something.
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A person who chooses freely to enter naval or military service, without being compelled to do so by law.
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A volunteer plant.
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A person who chooses freely to enter into a transaction with no promise of compensation.
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A person to whom property is transferred without valuable consideration.
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Composed of volunteers, as an army.
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Serving as a volunteer, usually without compensation.
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Of a volunteer or volunteers.
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Growing from seed that has fallen naturally to the ground, not planted by a person.
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To freely choose to offer or give without being asked or obliged.
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To freely choose to enter or offer to enter into any service; enlist.
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One who enters into, or offers for, any service of his/her own free will, especially when done without pay.
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(military) One who enters into military service voluntarily, but who, when in service, is subject to discipline and regulations like other soldiers; -- opposed to conscript; specifically, a voluntary member of the organized militia of a country as distinguished from the standing army.
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(law) A person who acts out of his own will without a legal obligation, such as a donor.
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(botany, agriculture) A plant that grows spontaneously, without being cultivated on purpose; see volunteer plant in Wikipedia.
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A native or resident of the American state of Tennessee.
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(intransitive) To enlist oneself as a volunteer.
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(intransitive) To do or offer to do something voluntarily.

To volunteer for doing the dishes.

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To offer.

To volunteer an explanation.

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(intransitive, botany) To grow without human sowing or intentional cultivation.
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(informal) To offer the services of (someone else) to do something.

My sister volunteered me to do the dishes.

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Origin of volunteer

From Middle French voluntaire, from Latin voluntarius (“willing, voluntary"); or from voluntary +"Ž -eer.