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English Dictionary: Do by the DICT Development Group
8 results for Do
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
do
n
  1. an uproarious party
    Synonym(s): bash, do, brawl
  2. the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
    Synonym(s): do, doh, ut
  3. doctor's degree in osteopathy
    Synonym(s): Doctor of Osteopathy, DO
v
  1. engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution"
    Synonym(s): make, do
  2. carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"
    Synonym(s): perform, execute, do
  3. get (something) done; "I did my job"
    Synonym(s): do, perform
  4. proceed or get along; "How is she doing in her new job?"; "How are you making out in graduate school?"; "He's come a long way"
    Synonym(s): do, fare, make out, come, get along
  5. give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
    Synonym(s): cause, do, make
  6. carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; "practice law"
    Synonym(s): practice, practise, exercise, do
  7. be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity; "A few words would answer"; "This car suits my purpose well"; "Will $100 do?"; "A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"; "Nothing else will serve"
    Synonym(s): suffice, do, answer, serve
  8. create or design, often in a certain way; "Do my room in blue"; "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest"
    Synonym(s): do, make
    Antonym(s): undo, unmake
  9. behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
    Synonym(s): act, behave, do
  10. spend time in prison or in a labor camp; "He did six years for embezzlement"
    Synonym(s): serve, do
  11. carry on or function; "We could do with a little more help around here"
    Synonym(s): do, manage
  12. arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"
    Synonym(s): dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure
  13. travel or traverse (a distance); "This car does 150 miles per hour"; "We did 6 miles on our hike every day"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Do \Do\, v. t.
      1. To perform work upon, about, for, or at, by way of caring
            for, looking after, preparing, cleaning, keeping in order,
            or the like.
  
                     The sergeants seem to do themselves pretty well.
                                                                              --Harper's
                                                                              Mag.
  
      2. To deal with for good and all; to finish up; to undo; to
            ruin; to do for. [Colloq. or Slang]
  
                     Sometimes they lie in wait in these dark streets,
                     and fracture his skull, . . . or break his arm, or
                     cut the sinew of his wrist; and that they call doing
                     him.                                                   --Charles
                                                                              Reade.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Do \Do\ (d[omac]), n. (Mus.)
      A syllable attached to the first tone of the major diatonic
      scale for the purpose of solmization, or solfeggio. It is the
      first of the seven syllables used by the Italians as manes of
      musical tones, and replaced, for the sake of euphony, the
      syllable Ut, applied to the note C. In England and America
      the same syllables are used by mane as a scale pattern, while
      the tones in respect to absolute pitch are named from the
      first seven letters of the alphabet.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Do \Do\, v. t. [or] auxiliary. [imp. {Din}; p. p. {Done}; p. pr.
      & vb. n. {Doing}. This verb, when transitive, is formed in
      the indicative, present tense, thus: I do, thou doest ([?])
      or dost [?], he does ([?]), doeth ([?]), or doth ([?]); when
      auxiliary, the second person is, thou dost. As an independent
      verb, dost is obsolete or rare, except in poetry. [bd]What
      dost thou in this world?[b8] --Milton. The form doeth is a
      verb unlimited, doth, formerly so used, now being the
      auxiliary form. The second pers, sing., imperfect tense, is
      didst ([?]), formerly didest ([?]).] [AS. d[?]n; akin to D.
      doen, OS. duan, OHG. tuon, G. thun, Lith. deti, OSlav.
      d[?]ti, OIr. d[82]nim I do, Gr. [?] to put, Skr. dh[be], and
      to E. suffix -dom, and prob. to L. facere to do, E. fact, and
      perh. to L. -dere in some compounfds, as addere to add,
      credere to trust. [?][?][?] Cf. {Deed}, {Deem}, {Doom},
      {Fact}, {Creed}, {Theme}.]
      1. To place; to put. [Obs.] --Tale of a Usurer (about 1330).
  
      2. To cause; to make; -- with an infinitive. [Obs.]
  
                     My lord Abbot of Westminster did do shewe to me late
                     certain evidences.                              --W. Caxton.
  
                     I shall . . . your cloister do make.   --Piers
                                                                              Plowman.
  
                     A fatal plague which many did to die. --Spenser.
  
                     We do you to wit [i. e., We make you to know] of the
                     grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia.
                                                                              --2 Cor. viii.
                                                                              1.
  
      Note: We have lost the idiom shown by the citations (do used
               like the French faire or laisser), in which the verb in
               the infinitive apparently, but not really, has a
               passive signification, i. e., cause . . . to be made.
  
      3. To bring about; to produce, as an effect or result; to
            effect; to achieve.
  
                     The neglecting it may do much danger. --Shak.
  
                     He waved indifferently 'twixt doing them neither
                     good not harm.                                    --Shak.
  
      4. To perform, as an action; to execute; to transact to carry
            out in action; as, to do a good or a bad act; do our duty;
            to do what I can.
  
                     Six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work. --Ex.
                                                                              xx. 9.
  
                     We did not do these things.               --Ld. Lytton.
  
                     You can not do wrong without suffering wrong.
                                                                              --Emerson.
            Hence: To do homage, honor, favor, justice, etc., to
            render homage, honor, etc.
  
      5. To bring to an end by action; to perform completely; to
            finish; to accomplish; -- a sense conveyed by the
            construction, which is that of the past participle done.
            [bd]Ere summer half be done.[b8] [bd]I have done
            weeping.[b8] --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Do \Do.\, n.
      An abbreviation of {Ditto}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Do \Do\, n.
      1. Deed; act; fear. [Obs.] --Sir W. Scott.
  
      2. Ado; bustle; stir; to do. [R.]
  
                     A great deal of do, and a great deal of trouble. --
                                                                              Selden.
  
      3. A cheat; a swindle. [Slang, Eng.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Do \Do\, v. i.
      1. To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one's self.
  
                     They fear not the Lord, neither do they after . . .
                     the law and commandment.                     -- 2 Kings
                                                                              xvii. 34.
  
      2. To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they asked him how
            he did; how do you do to-day?
  
      3. [Perh. a different word. OE. dugen, dowen, to avail, be of
            use, AS. dugan. See {Doughty}.] To succeed; to avail; to
            answer the purpose; to serve; as, if no better plan can be
            found, he will make this do.
  
                     You would do well to prefer a bill against all kings
                     and parliaments since the Conquest; and if that
                     won't do; challenge the crown.            -- Collier.
  
      {To do by}. See under {By}.
  
      {To do for}.
            (a) To answer for; to serve as; to suit.
            (b) To put an end to; to ruin; to baffle completely; as, a
                  goblet is done for when it is broken. [Colloq.]
  
                           Some folks are happy and easy in mind when their
                           victim is stabbed and done for.   --Thackeray.
  
      {To do withal}, to help or prevent it. [Obs.] [bd]I could not
            do withal.[b8] --Shak.
  
      {To do without}, to get along without; to dispense with.
  
      {To have done}, to have made an end or conclusion; to have
            finished; to be quit; to desist.
  
      {To have done with}, to have completed; to be through with;
            to have no further concern with.
  
      {Well to do}, in easy circumstances.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   do
  
      1. {repeat loop}.
  
      2. The {country code} for Dominican Republic.
  
      (1999-06-10)
  
  
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