From Wiktionary




  1. (countable) A contributor is a person who donates money to a charity or a cause.
    I am a contributor to Red Cross.
  2. (countable) A contributor is a person who supports or participates in a cause, activity or institution.
    He was a regular contributor to anti-war protests.
  3. (countable) A contributor is a person who is important to the creation or growth of something.
    With her strength and intelligence, she is an important contributor to the local gene pool.
  4. (countable) A contributor is a person who produces articles published in a newspaper, magazine, online publication, etc.
    William Safire has been a notable contributor to the opinion page of the New York Times for many years.
  5. (countable) A contributor to something is a partial cause of that thing.
    One contributor to the problem is the rapid change in the workforce.