Meaning of volunteer
Pronunciation: (vol"un-tēr'), [key]
- a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking.
- a person who performs a service willingly and without pay.
- a person who enters the service voluntarily rather than through conscription or draft, esp. for special or temporary service rather than as a member of the regular or permanent army.
- a person whose actions are not founded on any legal obligation so to act.
- a person who intrudes into a matter that does not concern him or her, as a person who pays the debt of another where he or she is neither legally nor morally bound to do so and has no interest to protect in making the payment.
- a volunteer plant.
- (cap.) a native or inhabitant of Tennessee (used as a nickname).
- of, pertaining to, or being a volunteer or volunteers: a volunteer fireman.
- growing without being seeded, planted, or cultivated by a person; springing up spontaneously.
- to offer oneself for some service or undertaking.
- to enter service or enlist as a volunteer.
- to offer (oneself or one's services) for some undertaking or purpose.
- to give, bestow, or perform voluntarily: to volunteer a song.
- to say, tell, or communicate voluntarily: to volunteer an explanation.
- volunteer (Thesaurus)