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Meaning of VOLUNTEER

Pronunciation:  `vâlun'teer

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who performs voluntary work
  2. [n]  a person who freely enlists for (military) service
  3. [v]  tell voluntarily; "He volunteered the information"
  4. [v]  do volunteer work
  5. [v]  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 is a 9 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: military volunteer, offer, unpaid worker, voluntary
 Antonyms: conscript, draftee, inductee
 See Also: act, candy striper, inform, man, military man, military personnel, move, pledge taker, serviceman, vigilance man, vigilante, work, worker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Vol`un*teer"\, n. [F. volontaire. See {Voluntary},
    1. One who enters into, or offers for, any service of his own
       free will.
    2. (Mil.) One who enters into 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.
    3. (Law) A grantee in a voluntary conveyance; one to whom a
       conveyance is made without valuable consideration; a
       party, other than a wife or child of the grantor, to whom,
       or for whose benefit, a voluntary conveyance is made.
  2. \Vol`un*teer"\, a.
    Of or pertaining to a volunteer or volunteers; consisting of
    volunteers; voluntary; as, volunteer companies; volunteer
  3. \Vol`un*teer"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Volunteered}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Volunteering}.]
    To offer or bestow voluntarily, or without solicitation or
    compulsion; as, to volunteer one's services.
  4. \Vol`un*teer"\, v. i.
    To enter into, or offer for, any service of one's own free
    will, without solicitation or compulsion; as, he volunteered
    in that undertaking.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you volunteer for something or are a volunteer, represents the value of helping others in need. It also implies charity and your willingness to offer your assistance.