benefactor, benefactress

benefactor, benefactress
noun PATRON, supporter, backer, sponsor; donor, contributor, subscriber; informal angel.

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  • benefactress — [ben′ə fak΄tris] n. a female benefactor: see ESS …   English World dictionary

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  • benefactor — ► NOUN ▪ a person who gives money or other help. DERIVATIVES benefactress noun …   English terms dictionary

  • benefactress — noun a woman benefactor • Hypernyms: ↑benefactor, ↑helper …   Useful english dictionary

  • benefactress — noun Date: 1711 a woman who is a benefactor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • benefactress — /ben euh fak tris, ben euh fak /, n. a woman who confers a benefit, bequest, endowment, or the like. Also, benefactrix. [1425 75; late ME benefactrice; see BENEFACTOR, ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • benefactor — noun Somebody who gives one a gift. Usually refers to someone who gives money to a charity or another form of organization. See Also: benefactress, benefactrice, beneficiary …   Wiktionary

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  • benefactor — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. See benevolence. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. helper, protector, angel*; see patron 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. patron, supporter, financier, underwriter, donor, angel, philanthropist,… …   English dictionary for students

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