Definitions

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

  • v. Third person singular present tense of do1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of doe.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of do.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The 3d pers. sing. pres. of do.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The third person singular of the present indicative of the verb do. See do.

Etymologies

From the noun doe ("female deer"). (Wiktionary)
From the verb do. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Hence, even if ˜Socrates does not exist™ were to contain the predicate ˜does not exist™, the property stood for by that predicate could at most be a Cambridge one; and Cambridge properties can be acquired even by individuals that do not exist at the time.

    Existence

  • It does not follow that they are able to marry her, but it _does_ follow that, meet whom they may later, no one will ever oust from her place that first woman in their memories.

    Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman

  • Now that I have told you what it does _not_ mean, let me try to make plain just what it _does_ mean.

    The Common Sense of Socialism A Series of Letters Addressed to Jonathan Edwards, of Pittsburg

  • “I am surprised, Steerforth—although your candour does you honour, ” said Mr. Creakle, “does you honour, certainly—I am surprised, Steerforth, I must say, that you should attach such an epithet to any person employed and paid in Salem House, Sir.

    VII. My “First Half” at Salem House

  • [38] If this does not mean that England was an accessory before the fact to the murder of the Archduke, what _does_ it mean?

    Gems (?) of German Thought

  • The negro does not censure the white man for his conclusions as they are the logical consequence of his premises, but he _does_ object to his premises.

    The Arena Volume 4, No. 20, July, 1891

  • Cheap seed -- and that means _poor_ seed, _always_ -- does not contain the varieties of grasses necessary to the making of a rich, deep, velvety sward, and it almost always _does_ contain the seeds of noxious weeds which will make your lawn a failure.

    Amateur Gardencraft A Book for the Home-Maker and Garden Lover

  • The conclusion meanwhile is that, since Brahman does not fall within the sphere of the other means of knowledge, and is the topic of Scripture only, the text 'from whence these creatures,' &c., _does_ give authoritative information as to a Brahman possessing the characteristic qualities so often enumerated.

    The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Ramanuja — Sacred Books of the East, Volume 48

  • Poor Zillah does her best to persuade me that she _does_ know.

    The Emancipated

  • He who does not think well of this makes a grave mistake, for while he thinks people will not know the inferiority of his work, there is always some one in the audience who _does know_.

    Sixty Years of California Song

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  • This is the only word I can think of with an irregular pronunciation in the 3rd person singular.

    December 29, 2010

  • Does it really matter what he does to the does? It do!

    March 26, 2008

  • The buck does strange things when the does are around.

    March 26, 2008