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English Dictionary: don by the DICT Development Group
3 results for don
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
Don
n
  1. a Spanish gentleman or nobleman
  2. teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford)
    Synonym(s): preceptor, don
  3. the head of an organized crime family
    Synonym(s): don, father
  4. Celtic goddess; mother of Gwydion and Arianrhod; corresponds to Irish Danu
  5. a European river in southwestern Russia; flows into the Sea of Azov
    Synonym(s): Don, Don River
  6. a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for men that is prefixed to the forename; "Don Roberto"
v
  1. put clothing on one's body; "What should I wear today?"; "He put on his best suit for the wedding"; "The princess donned a long blue dress"; "The queen assumed the stately robes"; "He got into his jeans"
    Synonym(s): wear, put on, get into, don, assume
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Don \Don\, n. [Sp. don; akin to Pg. dom, It. donno; fr. L.
      dominus master. See {Dame}, and cf. {Domine}, {Dominie},
      {Domino}, {Dan}, {Dom}.]
      1. Sir; Mr; Signior; -- a title in Spain, formerly given to
            noblemen and gentlemen only, but now common to all
            classes.
  
                     Don is used in Italy, though not so much as in Spain
                     France talks of Dom Calmet, England of Dom Calmet,
                     England of Dan Lydgate.                     --Oliphant.
  
      2. A grand personage, or one making pretension to
            consequence; especially, the head of a college, or one of
            the fellows at the English universities. [Univ. Cant]
            [bd]The great dons of wit.[b8] --Dryden.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Don \Don\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Donned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Donning}.] [Do + on; -- opposed to doff. See {Do}, v. t.,
      7.]
      To put on; to dress in; to invest one's self with.
  
               Should I don this robe and trouble you.   --Shak.
  
               At night, or in the rain, He dons a surcoat which he
               doffs at morn.                                       --Emerson.
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