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- (General American) IPA(key): /vɑl.ənˈtɪɹ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /vɒl.ənˈtɪə/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɪə(ɹ)
- Hyphenation: vol‧un‧teer
volunteer (plural volunteers)
- One who enters into, or offers for, any service of their own free will, especially when done without pay.
- The volunteers at the nature reserve meet up ever other Sunday to help its upkeep.
- (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.
- (law) A person who acts out of their own will without a legal obligation, such as a donor.
- (botany, agriculture) A plant that grows spontaneously, without being cultivated on purpose; see volunteer plant in Wikipedia.
- A native or resident of the American state of Tennessee.
one who voluntarily offers themselves for service
one who acts without legal obligation
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
Translations to be checked
- (intransitive) To enlist oneself as a volunteer.
- (transitive, intransitive) To do or offer to do something voluntarily.
- to volunteer for doing the dishes
- (transitive) To offer, usually unprompted.
- to volunteer an explanation
- (intransitive, botany) To grow without human sowing or intentional cultivation.
- (transitive, informal) To offer the services of (someone else) to do something.
- My sister volunteered me to do the dishes.
to enlist oneself as a volunteer
to do or offer to do something voluntarily