1. the effort contributed by a person in bringing about a result

- I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project

Similar word(s): part, share

Definition categories: act, attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

2. a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause

Similar word(s): donation

Definition categories: possession, gift

3. act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity

Similar word(s): donation

Definition categories: act, gift, giving

4. an amount of money contributed

- he expected his contribution to be repaid with interest

Definition categories: possession, amount, sum

5. a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story

Definition categories: act, publication, publishing