Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Fuss; trouble; bother.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A suffix of Latin origin, the Spanish masculine form of -ade, -ate, as in renegado, desperado, etc. In some words -ado is an erroneous form of -ada, as in bastinado. See -ada.
  • To do.
  • In doing; being done.
  • noun Doing; action; business; bustle; trouble; labor; difficulty: as, to persuade one with much ado.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun To do; in doing.
  • noun Doing; trouble; difficulty; troublesome business; fuss; bustle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun To do; in doing; as, there is nothing ado.
  • noun Doing; trouble; difficulty; troublesome business; fuss; bustle; as, to make a great ado about trifles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a rapid active commotion

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from the phrase at do : at, to (used with infinitive) (from Old Norse at; see ad- in Indo-European roots) + do, do; see do.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Northern Middle English at do ("to do"), supine of Middle English do, don "to do". Influenced by Old Norse practice of marking supines using the preposition at, att (compare Danish at gå "to go"). More at at, do

Examples

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  • My cuñado is an American citizen and one of his sons was born in México, his mother is from Canada but she has lived in The US for over 40 years.

    An Education in Mexico

  • My cuñado is an American citizen and one of his sons was born in México, his mother is from Canada but she has lived in The US for over 40 years.

    An Education in Mexico

  • Not being a Canadian, I can't specifically answer your question, but but my cuñado is a dual US-Mexican citizen.

    Calling all Canadians...

  • My cuñado is an American citizen and one of his sons was born in México, his mother is from Canada but she has lived in The US for over 40 years.

    An Education in Mexico

  • My cuñado is an American citizen and one of his sons was born in México, his mother is from Canada but she has lived in The US for over 40 years.

    An Education in Mexico

  • My cuñado is an American citizen and one of his sons was born in México, his mother is from Canada but she has lived in The US for over 40 years.

    An Education in Mexico

  • Not being a Canadian, I can't specifically answer your question, but but my cuñado is a dual US-Mexican citizen.

    Calling all Canadians...

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