Definitions

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

  • noun A hairdo.
  • noun The first tone of the diatonic scale in solfeggio.
  • intransitive verb To perform or execute; carry out.
  • intransitive verb To fulfill the requirements of.
  • intransitive verb To perform the tasks or behaviors typically associated with (something), especially as part of one's character or normal duties.
  • intransitive verb To participate in (a meal or an activity) with another person.
  • intransitive verb To produce, especially by creative effort.
  • intransitive verb To play the part or role of in a creative production.
  • intransitive verb To mimic.
  • intransitive verb To bring about; effect.
  • intransitive verb To render; give.
  • intransitive verb To put forth; exert.
  • intransitive verb To attend to in such a way as to take care of or put in order.
  • intransitive verb To prepare for further use especially by washing.
  • intransitive verb To set or style (the hair).
  • intransitive verb To apply cosmetics to.
  • intransitive verb To have as an occupation or profession.
  • intransitive verb To work out by studying.
  • intransitive verb Used as a substitute for an antecedent verb or verb phrase.
  • intransitive verb To travel (a specified distance).
  • intransitive verb To go (a specified rate).
  • intransitive verb To make a tour of; visit.
  • intransitive verb To be sufficient in meeting the needs of; serve.
  • intransitive verb Informal To serve (a prison term).
  • intransitive verb Slang To cheat; swindle.
  • intransitive verb Slang To take (drugs) illegally.
  • intransitive verb Slang To kill; murder.
  • intransitive verb Vulgar Slang To have sex with or bring to orgasm.
  • intransitive verb To behave or conduct oneself; act.
  • intransitive verb To get along; fare.
  • intransitive verb To carry on; manage.
  • intransitive verb To make good use of something because of need.
  • intransitive verb To serve a specified purpose.
  • intransitive verb To be proper or fitting.
  • intransitive verb To take place; happen.
  • intransitive verb Used as a substitute for an antecedent verb.
  • intransitive verb Used after another verb for emphasis.
  • intransitive verb Used with the infinitive without to in questions, negative statements, and inverted phrases.
  • intransitive verb Used as a means of emphasis.
  • noun A statement of what should be done.
  • noun Informal An entertainment; a party.

Etymologies

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

[Italian, more singable replacement of ut; see gamut.]

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

[Middle English don, from Old English dōn; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

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Short for ditto.

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From Italian do.

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From Middle English don ("to do"), from Old English dōn ("to do"), from Proto-Germanic *dōnan (“to do”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁- (“to put, place, do, make”). Cognate with Scots dae ("to to"), West Frisian dwaan ("to do"), Dutch doen ("to do"), Low German doon ("to do"), German tun ("to do"), Latin facio ("I do, make"), Ancient Greek τίθημι (tithēmi), Lithuanian dėti ("to put"), Polish dziać ("to happen"), Albanian ndodh ("to happen, occur, to be located"), Russian делать ("to do"), Sanskrit दधाति (dádhāti), Russian деть ("to put, to place").

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  • Musical note (do,re,mi...); engage in; hair-do.

    November 22, 2007