Definitions of DO

  1. To place; to put.
  2. To bring about; to produce, as an effect or result; to effect; to achieve.
  3. 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.
  4. To make ready for an object, purpose, or use, as food by cooking; to cook completely or sufficiently; as, the meat is done on one side only.
  5. To cheat; to gull; to overreach.
  6. To see or inspect; to explore; as, to do all the points of interest.
  7. To cash or to advance money for, as a bill or note.
  8. To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one's self.
  9. To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they asked him how he did; how do you do to- day?
  10. To succeed; to avail; to answer the purpose; to serve; as, if no better plan can be found, he will make this do.
  11. Deed; act; fear.
  12. Ado; bustle; stir; to do.
  13. A cheat; a swindle.
  14. To perform work upon, about, for, or at, by way of caring for, looking after, preparing, cleaning, keeping in order, or the like.
  15. To deal with for good and all; to finish up; to undo; to ruin; to do for.
  16. An abbreviation of Ditto.
  17. Doing.
  18. To cheat.
  19. To cause; to make; - with an infinitive.
  20. 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.
  21. To perform; achieve; bring about; make ready for some object or purpose; colloquially, to cheat.
  22. Did.
  23. The first of the syllables used in the musical scale; the tone C.
  24. To perform any action: to bring about or effect: to accomplish or finish: to prepare: to put or bring into any form or state. - TO DO ON, to don or put on; TO DO OFF, to doff or put off; TO DO AWAY, to remove or destroy; TO BE DONE FOR, to be defeated or ruined.
  25. To act or behave:- pr. p. doing; pa. t did; pa. p. done ( dun).
  26. To fare or get on, as to health: to succeed: to suit or avail.
  27. To act; be about; fare; succeed; answer a purpose.
  28. To act; perform; effect; finish.
  29. To bring to accomplishment; perform; execute; effect; transact; finish.
  30. To act; work.
  31. To conduct oneself; fare, as in health.
  32. To answer the purpose; suffice.
  33. Doer.
  34. See Ditto.
  35. Or auxiliary, to perform; to execute; to practise; to perform for the benefit or injury of another; to observe; to exert; to transact; to finish; to execute and bring to a conclusion; to take a step or measure; to answer the purpose; to make or cause. To have to do, to have concern with. To do with, to dispose of; to make use of; to employ; to gain; to effect by influence; to have business; to deal. To do away, to remove; to destroy.
  36. To act or behave in any manner; to fare, or to be in a state with regard to sickness or health; to succeed or accomplish a purpose; to fit, beadapted, or answer the design in view. To have to do with, to have concern or business with; to deal with; to have carnal commerce with. Do is used for a verb, to save the repetition of it; in the imperative, to express an urgent request or command; as an auxiliary, in asking questions; and also to express emphasis.
  37. The first or C note in the scale.
  38. To act; to practise; to perform; to achieve; to succeed; to fulfil a purpose; to finish or end, as, " I have done with the book;" to cease to be concerned, as, " I have done with him;" in Scrip., to make, as, " we do you to wit," that is, " we make you to know;" put into the form of, as, " done into verse;" to fare; to be in a state in regard to health.
  39. In music, the Italian name for the first or C note in the scale.
  40. A cheat; an imposture.
  41. Pronounced as if written, an abbreviation of ditto, which see.

Usage examples for DO

  1. He knew not what to do. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  2. What do I say- 21l. – The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond by William Makepeace Thackeray
  3. How do you know, papa? – Elsie at Nantucket by Martha Finley
  4. Do you want to live? – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  5. 1126. Why do you say that? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  6. Wha'- what do you mean? – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable
  7. " I do not know," said Rollo. – Rollo in Switzerland by Jacob Abbott
  8. No, I do not think you can. – Daisy Burns (Volume 2) by Julia Kavanagh
  9. Well, Mrs. Lathrop, what do you think? – Susan Clegg and Her Neighbors' Affairs by Anne Warner
  10. What do you want, Kolia? – Virgin Soil by Ivan S. Turgenev
  11. But why do you tell me? – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  12. " No, I can't say I do," I replied. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  13. It would never do. – Brother Copas by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  14. Do you want to be one? – Cæsar or Nothing by Pío Baroja Baroja
  15. " Yes, do, I say! – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  16. I do want- What in the world could I say? – Foe-Farrell by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  17. What must I do to get it? – Dialogues on the Supersensual Life by Jacob Behmen
  18. But I do see now. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan