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Definitions of don

  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"
  2. a European river in southwestern Russia; flows into the Sea of Azov
  3. ( Welsh) goddess; mother of Gwydion and Arianrod( Arianrhod); corresponds to Irish Danu
  4. a Spanish title of respect for a gentleman or nobleman
  5. ( British) teacher at a university of college ( especially at Cambridge or Oxford)
  6. Celtic goddess; mother of Gwydion and Arianrhod; corresponds to Irish Danu
  7. the head of an organized crime family
  8. teacher at a university of college ( especially at Cambridge or Oxford)
  9. A grand personage, or one making pretension to consequence; especially, the head of a college, or one of the fellows at the English universities.
  10. To put on; to dress in; to invest one's self with.
  11. Sir; Mr; Signior; - a title in Spain, formerly given to noblemen and gentlemen only, but now common to all classes.
  12. To put on; assume.
  13. A great person; Don, a Spanish title of rank.
  14. Donned.
  15. Donning.
  16. A Spanish title, corresponding to English Sir, formerly applied only to noblemen, now to all classes.
  17. DONNA.
  18. To do or put on: to assume:- pr. p. donning; pa. p. donned'.
  19. A Spanish title, corresponding to Sir.
  20. To put on, as a garment.
  21. Signor; sir.
  22. A gentleman.
  23. A Spanish title, formerly given to noblemen and gentlemen only, but now common to all classes; an important personage; a person of self importance; a fellow or an officer of a college.
  24. To put on; to invest with.
  25. A Spanish title of nobility, now a title of respect, of general application.
  26. To put on; to assume; opposite of doff.
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Usage examples for don

  1. Lie down on the sofa while I get supper, but don't put your feet up till I get a paper for them to rest on. – How to Cook Husbands by Elizabeth Strong Worthington
  2. Just trust and wait; don't try to take the wind's task; let it do its own work. – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  3. Then she went to the head of the bed and called Don Juan. – Philippine Folk-Tales by Clara Kern Bayliss, Berton L. Maxfield, W. H. Millington, Fletcher Gardner, Laura Watson Benedict
  4. Yes, but he's never been don enough to bring old Boil O back to his senses. – Will of the Mill by George Manville Fenn
  5. Why don't you bring him round? – Light Freights, Complete by W. W. Jacobs
  6. Tell that to us before the Don Cazar! – Rebel Spurs by Andre Norton
  7. In what respect, may I ask, is the poem of Don Juan more moral than my subject? – French and Oriental Love in a Harem by Mario Uchard
  8. Don't you think men hate them, Don?" – The Orchard of Tears by Sax Rohmer
  9. " That is possible," Don Martin agreed. – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss
  10. I reckon that was the work of Don Pike. – Frank Merriwell's Reward by Burt L. Standish
  11. I am just now reading Don Quichotte again. – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  12. You don’ t know it, but I do. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  13. I don't mean any harm. – Billy Bunny and Daddy Fox by David Cory
  14. The fighting spirit of his father the Don burned within him, and few little folks of seven know what caution is. – Historic Girls by E. S. Brooks
  15. No; I suppose Don Giovanni will marry the Duchessa d'Astrardente. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  16. " Serve her right, too," answered the other, " for running after and marrying a Spanish don." – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  17. I return'd back to our houses, having don with Mr. Bridgar. – Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson by Peter Esprit Radisson
  18. No man would dare touch- - Except Don Sebastien, Seyd put in, laughing. – The Mystery of The Barranca by Herman Whitaker
  19. You don’ t know how fast they live. – The Rotifers by Robert Abernathy
  20. Don Quixote for Young People. – Literature for Children by Orton Lowe
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