volunteer


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Volunteer \Vol`un*teer"\, n. [F. volontaire. See Voluntary,
   a.]
   1. One who enters into, or offers for, any service of his own
      free will.
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   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.
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   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.
      --Burrill.
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   4. A plant, especially a flowering plant in a garden, that
      appears spontaneously without having been intentionally
      planted.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Volunteer \Vol`un*teer"\, a.
   Of or pertaining to a volunteer or volunteers; consisting of
   volunteers; voluntary; as, volunteer companies; volunteer
   advice.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Volunteer \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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Volunteer \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.
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