Associations to the word «Volunteer»


VOLUNTEER, noun. One who enters into, or offers for, any service of his/her own free will, especially when done without pay.
VOLUNTEER, noun. (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.
VOLUNTEER, noun. (legal) A person who acts out of his own will without a legal obligation, such as a donor.
VOLUNTEER, noun. (botany) (agriculture) A plant that grows spontaneously, without being cultivated on purpose; see volunteer plant in Wikipedia.
VOLUNTEER, noun. A native or resident of the American state of Tennessee.
VOLUNTEER, verb. (intransitive) To enlist oneself as a volunteer.
VOLUNTEER, verb. (ambitransitive) To do or offer to do something voluntarily.
VOLUNTEER, verb. (transitive) To offer.
VOLUNTEER, verb. (intransitive) (botany) To grow without human sowing or intentional cultivation.
VOLUNTEER, verb. (transitive) (informal) To offer the services of (someone else) to do something.
VOLUNTEER STATE, proper noun. Tennessee

Dictionary definition

VOLUNTEER, noun. (military) a person who freely enlists for service.
VOLUNTEER, noun. A person who performs voluntary work.
VOLUNTEER, noun. A native or resident of Tennessee.
VOLUNTEER, verb. Tell voluntarily; "He volunteered the information".
VOLUNTEER, verb. Agree freely; "She volunteered to drive the old lady home"; "I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it".
VOLUNTEER, verb. Do volunteer work.
VOLUNTEER, adjective. Without payment; "the soup kitchen was run primarily by unpaid helpers"; "a volunteer fire department".

Wise words

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery