Primary Meanings of conferrer

person who makes a gift of property
someone who converses or confers (as in a conference)
Full Definitions of conferrer

n person who makes a gift of property

bestower, donor, giver, presenter
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Andrew Carnegie
United States industrialist and philanthropist who endowed education and public libraries and research trusts (1835-1919)
Peter Cooper
United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive; founded Cooper Union in New York City to offer free courses in the arts and sciences (1791-1883)
Ezra Cornell
United States businessman who unified the telegraph system in the United States and who in 1865 (with Andrew D. White) founded Cornell University (1807-1874)
Solomon Guggenheim
United States philanthropist; son of Meyer Guggenheim who created several foundations to support the arts (1861-1949)
John Harvard
American philanthropist who left his library and half his estate to the Massachusetts college that now bears his name (1607-1638)
Milton Snavely Hershey
United States confectioner and philanthropist who created the model industrial town of Hershey, Pennsylvania; founded an industrial school for orphan boys (1857-1945)
Johns Hopkins
United States financier and philanthropist who left money to found the university and hospital that bear his name in Baltimore (1795-1873)
Andrew William Mellon
United States financier and philanthropist (1855-1937)
Alfred Bernhard Nobel
Swedish chemist remembered for his invention of dynamite and for the bequest that created the Nobel prizes (1833-1896)
First Viscount Nuffield
British industrialist who manufactured automobiles and created a philanthropic foundation (1877-1963)
John Davison Rockefeller
United States industrialist who made a fortune in the oil business and gave half of it away (1839-1937)
Commodore Vanderbilt
United States financier who accumulated great wealth from railroad and shipping businesses (1794-1877)
Elihu Yale
English philanthropist who made contributions to a college in Connecticut that was renamed in his honor (1649-1721)
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one who gives up or relinquishes or renounces something
a person who gives alms
Indian giver
an offensive term for someone who asks you to return a present he has given you
altruist, philanthropist
someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being
settlor, trustor
(law) a person who creates a trust by giving real or personal property in trust to a trustee for the benefit of a beneficiary; a person who gives such property is said to settle it on the trustee
contributor, subscriber
someone who contributes (or promises to contribute) a sum of money
subsidiser, subsidizer
someone who assists or supports by giving a subsidy
a person who leaves a tip
Type of:
benefactor, helper
a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)

n someone who converses or confers (as in a conference)

Type of:
a person who communicates with others

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