con|trib|u|tor [ kən`trıbjətər ] noun count
1. ) someone who gives money, goods, or their time or effort in order to help to achieve something:
contributor to: a major contributor to the campaign
2. ) someone or something that is one of the causes of a situation, event, etc.
3. ) someone who writes a story or article that is published in a newspaper or magazine:
contributor to: a regular contributor to the magazine

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • contributor — con‧trib‧u‧tor [kənˈtrɪbjtə ǁ ər] noun [countable] someone who makes contribution S: • Nearly half of contributors changed from one pension fund to another last year. * * * contributor UK US /kənˈtrɪbjʊtər/ noun [C] ► one of the reasons why… …   Financial and business terms

  • contributor — I (giver) noun almoner, almsgiver, altruist, assignor, benefactor, bestower, donator, donor, granter, grantor, investor, patron, philanthropist, presenter, subscriber, supplier, supporter, testator, vouchsafer II (contributor) noun abettor,… …   Law dictionary

  • Contributor — Con*trib u*tor, n. One who, or that which, contributes; specifically, one who writes articles for a newspaper, magazine, or book. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contributor — also contributer, mid 15c., from Anglo Fr. contributour, from V.L. *contributorem, agent noun from contribut , stem of contribuere (see CONTRIBUTION (Cf. contribution)). Related: Contributory (early 15c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • contributor — n. one who gives money 1) a generous; regular contributor 2) a contributor to (a generous contributor to charity) one who contributes scholarly works 3) a prolific; regular contributor 4) a contributor to (a regular contributor to a journal) * *… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • contributor — UK [kənˈtrɪbjʊtə(r)] / US [kənˈtrɪbjətər] noun [countable] Word forms contributor : singular contributor plural contributors 1) someone who gives money, goods, or their time or effort in order to help to achieve something contributor to: a major… …   English dictionary

  • contributor — con|trib|u|tor [kənˈtrıbjutə US ər] n 1.) someone who gives money, help, ideas etc to something that a lot of other people are also involved in ▪ campaign contributors contributor to ▪ Dr Win was a major contributor to the research. 2.) someone… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • contributor — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ important, key, significant, valuable ▪ big, large ▪ leading, main, major …   Collocations dictionary

  • contributor — noun a) A benefactor; someone who donates to charity or some cause. I am a longstanding financial contributor to Amnesty International. b) A person who backs, supports or champions a cause, activity or institution …   Wiktionary

  • contributor — [[t]kəntrɪ̱bjʊtə(r)[/t]] contributors N COUNT: oft N to n You can use contributor to refer to one of the causes of an event or situation, especially if that event or situation is an unpleasant one. → See also contribute Old buses are major… …   English dictionary

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