A contributor is someone who takes part in something or makes a contribution. Writers and people who donate money in particular are called contributors.

Writers whose work is included in a book, magazine, or newspaper are called contributors. Some have specific titles like "contributing editor" or "contributing writer." If you give money for a cause or a company, that contribution also makes you a contributor. This word is used mainly for writing and donating, but it can be used in other cases for people who help with something. The surest way not to be called a contributor is to do nothing: contributors have to contribute.

Definitions of contributor

n a writer whose work is published in a newspaper or magazine or as part of a book

Type of:
author, writer
writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

n someone who contributes (or promises to contribute) a sum of money

Type of:
bestower, conferrer, donor, giver, presenter
person who makes a gift of property

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