American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal A commotion or stir.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Ado; bustle; fuss; commotion.
- n. archaic Ado.
- n. A task that has been noted as one that must be completed, especially on a list.
- n. A fuss made over something, commotion.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. colloq. Bustle; stir; commotion; ado.
- n. a disorderly outburst or tumult
- From to + do, formed on analogy with ado, from at + do. (Wiktionary)
“She sends her husband Outlook reminders of things he needs to do, keeps short- and long-term to-do lists and color-codes the family calendar—a different-colored pen for each person.”
“An e-mail inbox has been described as a to-do list that anyone in the world can add to.”
“Will you never cross those top three items off that urgent to-do list or catch up on messages and bills?”
“It's endless," Mr. Ulibarri says of his to-do list.”
“For the past few months, this soft-spoken 51-year-old has added another task to his to-do list.”
“A timeline, in essence, that extends into the past but also the future with appointments, to-do lists, etc.”
“In spite of the to-do in the papers about “French fleet out of action”, etc.,”
“Zenbe Personal – Zenbe Personal organizes your emails and attachments (from Zenbe and existing POP accounts) with labels and search â and integrates calendar, to-do list, twitter and Facebook updates, too.”
“But, between long hours at the office, family responsibilities, and endless to-do lists, it's not feasible for women to spend hours in front of the mirror trying to look perfect.”
“And of course, that age-old adage always holds true: the fear of attacking something on your dreaded to-do list is always much greater than the actual task itself.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘to-do’.
Words I should learn/I want to learn/I just learned, with a quotation to help the medicine go down.
Words gatherd while reading The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers.
Some words that invoke in me a sense of wonder.....
Looking for tweets for to-do.