from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The same as stated above or before.
- n. A duplicate; a copy.
- n. A pair of small marks ( 〞 ) used to indicated that the word, phrase, or figure given above is to be repeated.
- adv. As before.
- transitive v. To duplicate (a document, for example).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. That which was stated before, the aforesaid, the above, the same, likewise.
- n. A duplicate or copy of a document.
- n. A copy; an imitation.
- n. A symbol, represented by two apostrophes, inverted commas, or quotation marks (" "), when indicating that the item preceding is to be repeated.
- adv. As said before, likewise.
- v. To repeat the aforesaid, the earlier action etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The aforesaid thing; the same (as before). Often contracted to do., or to two “turned commas” (“), or small marks. Used in bills, books of account, tables of names, etc., to save repetition.
- adv. As before, or aforesaid; in the same manner; also.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which has been said; the aforesaid; the same thing: a term used to avoid repetition.
- n. A duplicate.
- n. plural A suit of clothes of the same color or material throughout. Also called ditto-suit.
- As before; in the same manner; also.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. repeat an action or statement
- n. a mark used to indicate the word above it should be repeated
Italian dialectal, past participle of Italian dire, to say, from Latin dīcere.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
First attested in 1625. From Italian detto, past participle of dire ("to say"), from Latin dīcō ("I say, I speak"). (Wiktionary)