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THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of volunteer

1590–1600; <French volontaire<Latin voluntāriusvoluntary, with -eer for French -aire

OTHER WORDS FROM volunteer

pre·vol·un·teer, noun, verbun·vol·un·teer·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for volunteer

volunteer
/ (ˌvɒlənˈtɪə) /

noun

  1. a person who performs or offers to perform voluntary service
  2. (as modifier)a volunteer system; volunteer advice
a person who freely undertakes military service, esp temporary or special service
law
  1. a person who does some act or enters into a transaction without being under any legal obligation to do so and without being promised any remuneration for his services
  2. property law a person to whom property is transferred without his giving any valuable consideration in return, as a legatee under a will
  1. a plant that grows from seed that has not been deliberately sown
  2. (as modifier)a volunteer plant

verb

Word Origin for volunteer

C17: from French volontaire, from Latin voluntārius willing; see voluntary
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