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Definition for: do

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English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
your any what #60: do has could our

Etymology

Pronunciation

  • ( UK&US ) AHD: do͞o , IPA: /duː/ , SAMPA: /du:/
  • ( Australia ) IPA: /dʉː/ , SAMPA: /d}:/
  • Rhymes: -uː

Noun

do ( plural dos )

  1. ( colloquial ) A function, celebration, party.
    We’re having a bit of a do on Saturday to celebrate my birthday.
  2. ( colloquial ) A period of confusion or argument.
  3. ( colloquial ) A hairdo.
    Nice do !

Usage notes

For the plural of the noun, the spelling dos would be correct; do’s is often used for the sake of legibility, but is incorrect, like any other plural formed with an "'s".

Synonyms

Verb

to do ( third-person singular simple present does as well as the archaic: doth , present participle doing , simple past did , past participle done )

  1. ( transitive ) To perform, to execute.
    Please let me do my job.
  2. ( transitive ) ( slang ) To attack (someone).
  3. ( transitive ) ( slang ) To have sex with. ( See also do it )
  4. ( intransitive ) To suffice.
    It’s not the best broom, but it will have to do .
  5. ( intransitive ) To be reasonable or acceptable.
    It simply will not do to have dozens of children running around such a quiet event.
  6. (auxiliary) A syntactic marker in questions.
    Do you go?
  7. (auxiliary) A syntactic marker in negations.
    I do not go.
  8. (auxiliary) A syntactic marker for emphasis.
    But I do go.
  9. (auxiliary) A syntactic marker to avoid repeatition of an earlier verb.
    I play tennis; he does too.
  10. To cook
    The stake is well-done.
  11. To visit
    Let’s do New York also.
  12. Exhausted, finished, ready
    I’m done for. , I’m done.
  13. To take care of, to be well
    The fresh air does well. , How do you do?
  14. To be in jail
    To do time

Derived terms

Translations

perform, execute (transitive)

  • Albanian: bën
  • Arabic: عَمِلَ (ʕámila)
  • Chinese: 做 (zuò)
  • Catalan: fer
  • Croatian: činiti
  • Danish: gøre, udføre
  • Dutch: doen
  • Finnish: tehdä
  • French: faire
  • Georgian: კეთება (ket‘eba)
  • German: tun, machen
  • Greek: κάμνω (kámno)
  • Hindi: करना (karnā)
  • Hungarian: tesz, csinál
  • Indonesian: buat, melakukan
  • Irish: déan
  • Italian: fare
  • Japanese: する (surú), やる (yaru), なさる (nasaru, polite ), 致す (itasu, humble )
  • Korean: 하다 (hada)
  • Kurdish:
Kurmanji: kirin, çêkirin
Sorani: kirdin
  • Latin: facere, agere
  • Nepali: गर (gara)
  • Occitan: far
  • Old English: dōn
  • Persian: کَردَن (kærdæn), کُن (kon) (present tense)
  • Portuguese: fazer
  • Romanian: face
  • Romansch: far
  • Russian: делать / сделать (délat’ / sdélat’)
  • Sardinian (Campidanese): fai
  • Scottish Gaelic: dèan
  • Spanish: hacer
  • Swedish: göra
  • Urdu: کرنا (karnā)

slang: attack

  • Kurdish: êriş kirin

slang: have sex with

  • Kurdish: gan, niyan
  • Spanish: cojer

work, suffice (intransitive)

  • Danish: gå an, klare sig, være nok
  • French: aller
  • Kurdish: kar kirin, xebitîn, kirin
  • Spanish: valer

be reasonable or acceptable (intransitive)

  • Danish: gå an
  • French: aller
  • Italian: andare
  • Kurdish: bûn, hatin qebûlkirin
  • Spanish: valer

in questions (auxiliary)

  • Kurdish: gelo, aya, ma
  • Old English: dōn

in negations (auxiliary)

  • Old English: dōn

for emphasis (auxiliary)

  • Esperanto: ja
  • Kurdish: erê, belê, rast e ku
  • Old English: dōn

to avoid repetition (auxiliary)

  • Old English: dōn

These may all be "identical" translations that should be copied to all translation sections above, as well as Noun meanings. Native speakers please verify.

  • CJKV Characters : 做
  • Esperanto : fari
  • Ido : facar
  • Interlingua : facer
  • Quenya : (carë)
  • Turkish : yapmak, etmek
  • Volapük : dunön

Etymology 2

From Italian do (a musical note).

Pronunciation

  • AHD:
  • IPA: /dəʊ/ ( UK ), IPA: /doʊ/ ( US )
  • SAMPA: /d@U/ ( UK ), SAMPA: /doU/ ( US )

Homophones

Noun

do ( plural dos )

  1. ( music ) A syllable used in sol-fa to represent the tonic of a major scale.

Alternative spellings

Synonyms

See also


Albanian

Verb

do

  1. to want
  2. to like
  3. to love

Usage


Bosnian

Preposition

do

  1. by
  2. next to
  3. until

Usage notes

genitive case


Catalan

Etymology

Latin donum

Noun

do

  1. gift
  2. talent

Czech

Preposition

do

  1. into, in, to, until



Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /do/ , SAMPA: /do/
  • Rhymes: -o

Noun

do m . , f . ( plural do's , no diminutive )

  1. do (muscial note )

Synonyms


Esperanto

Adverb

do

  1. then, indeed, however.

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /do/ , SAMPA: /do/
    Rhymes: -o

Noun

do m .

  1. musical note

Synonyms


Frisian

Personal pronoun

do

  1. the casual form of the second person singular: you (the polite form is: jo)

Noun

do

  1. pigeon, dove

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /d̺ə/

Adjective

do

  1. your (sg)

Examples

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɡə/

Preposition

do

  1. to, for

Example


Italian

Verb form

do

  1. first-person singular indicative present of dare

Synonym

Noun

do m .

  1. musical note

Japanese

Noun

do ( hiragana )

  1. 度: degree; times

Latin

Pronunciation

  • AHD: dŏ′ ŏ

Verb form

  1. "I give" : first-person singular, present tense conjugation of dare.

Lojban

Pronoun

do

  1. you; the one who is addressed

Norwegian

Noun

do m . ( definite singular doen ; indefinite plural doer ; definite plural doene )

  1. toilet

Polish

Pronunciation

IPA: /dɔ/

Preposition

do ( + genitive )

  1. to, towards, into
  2. until

Portuguese

Contraction

do

  1. Contraction of the preposition de and the definite article o
  2. Contraction of the preposition de and the demonstrative pronoun o

Scots Gaelic

Possessive adjective

do

  1. your, thy/thine.
    "Bha iongantach do ghràdh dhomh" ("Wonderful was thy love for me").
    "Cùm an cuimhn' ar n-àm còmhla. Bidh cuimhn' agam ort, air d'anam ghrinn." ("Keep the memory of our time together. I will remember thee, thy dear soul."

Preposition

  1. To, for
    Do ar beatha, dhut, dhèanainn e (For our life, for thee, I would do it)

Serbian

Preposition

do

  1. by
  2. next to
  3. until

Usage notes

genitive case

See also

  • до

Slovak

Preposition

do

  1. into, in, to, until

Turkish

Noun

do

  1. the musical note C

Volapük

Conjunction

do

  1. though, although, even though

Welsh

Adverb

do

  1. yes

Other Translations for "do"

Braille 6 Dot
Braille 8 Dot
Sign Language Spelling
Morse Codedo
Hexe4 6f
Pig Latinoday

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