donor Show phonetics
1 a person who gives some of their blood or a part of their body to help someone who is ill:
a blood donor
a kidney donor
See also donate.
2 a person who gives money or goods to an organization:
Thanks to a large gift from an anonymous donor, the charity was able to continue its work.
epitome Show phonetics
the epitome of sth the typical or highest example of a stated quality, as shown by a particular person or thing:
Even now in her sixties, she is the epitome of French elegance.
epitomize, UK USUALLY epitomise Show phonetics
to be a perfect example of a quality or type of thing:
With little equipment and unsuitable footwear, she epitomizes the inexperienced and unprepared mountain walker.
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
WordNet: self-sustainingNote: click on a word meaning below to see its connections and related words.
The adjective has one meaning:Meaning #1: able to provide for your own needs without help from others
Synonyms: self-sufficient, self-sufficing