American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Past participle of do1.
- adj. Having been carried out or accomplished; finished: a done deed.
- adj. Cooked adequately.
- adj. Socially acceptable: Spitting on the street is just not done in polite society.
- adj. Informal Totally worn out; exhausted.
- idiom. done for Informal Doomed to death or destruction.
- idiom. done in Informal Totally worn out; exhausted.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- As an auxiliary, used to express completed action: originally causal after have or had, followed by an object infinitive; in present use the have or had is often omitted and the infinitive turned into a preterit, leaving done as a mere preterit sign.
- Completed; finished; decided; accepted: used in an exclamatory way to signify acceptance of a proposition, as a wager.
- Completely used up; thoroughly fatigued; tired out: sometimes with out or up (or with for: see to do for, under do, verb).
- Completed; executed; issued; made public: used chiefly in the concluding clause of a formal document, expressing the place at which and the date on which it received official sanction and became valid: as, done at Washington this 15th day of May, etc.
- An obsolete form of infinitive (and present indicative plural) of do.
- adj. of food Ready, fully cooked.
- adj. In a state of having completed or finished an activity.
- adj. Being exhausted or fully spent.
- adj. Without hope or prospect of completion or success.
- adj. Fashionable, socially acceptable, tasteful.
- v. Past participle of do
- v. African American Vernacular Used in forming the perfective aspect.
GNU Webster's 1913
- Performed; executed; finished.
- It is done or agreed; let it be a match or bargain; -- used elliptically.
- adj. Given; executed; issued; made public; -- used chiefly in the clause giving the date of a proclamation or public act.
- adj. having finished or arrived at completion
- adj. cooked until ready to serve
“This was _to be done to have been done_ yesterday.”
“Do so yourself; go right up to your neighbor without fear, and in love tell him to do the same, having this assurance on your mind continually, _that what ought to be done, can be done_.”
“What are the deeds done in my body? the deeds which _I have done_.”
“Book, the clause, '_We have left undone those things which we ought to have done_,' precedes the clause, '_And we have done those things which we ought not to have done.”
“If you know anything about military nursing, you know a good deal of our work has been done in the face of danger; _but it's always been done_. ”
“As for you, you've done an abominable thing, Elizabeth; but it's _done_!”
“I had done my beloved Mary;  but once more, _God's will be done_.”
“_You have done this, _ says one judge; _done that, _ says another;”
“Surely we shall do less wrong and injustice, if the conviction is fixed and embedded in our souls that everything done is done irrevocably, that even the Omnipotence of God cannot _uncommit_ a deed, cannot make that _undone_ which has _been done_; that every act of ours _must_ bear its allotted fruit, according to the everlasting laws, -- must remain forever ineffaceably inscribed on the tablets of Universal Nature.”
“Nothing more could be done than wait until the meat should be _done_.”
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