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Definitions and meaning of don

don

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /dɑn/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɒn/
  • Rhymes: -ɒn
  • Homophones: Don, dawn (wilth cot-caught merger)

Etymology 1

From Latin dominus (lord, head of household), akin to Spanish don and Italian don; from domus (house). Doublet of dom, domine, dominie, and dominus.

Noun

don (plural dons)

  1. A university professor, particularly one at Oxford or Cambridge.
  2. An employee of a university residence who lives among the student residents.
  3. A mafia boss.
  4. (MLE) Any man, bloke, dude.
Derived terms
  • donnish
  • donny (bloke)
Related terms
  • donzel
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English don (to put on), from Old English dōn on. Compare also doff, dup, dout.

Verb

don (third-person singular simple present dons, present participle donning, simple past and past participle donned)

  1. (transitive) To put on clothing; to dress (oneself) in an article of personal attire.
    Synonyms: clothe, dight, enrobe; see also Thesaurus:clothe
    Antonym: doff
Derived terms
  • donner
Translations
See also
  • put on
  • wear

Anagrams

  • NOD, ODN, nod

Albanian

Alternative forms

  • do (Standard Albanian)

Etymology

Gheg variant of Standard Albanian do ((it) wants, needs, loves, likes) and do (you want, need, love, like).

Verb

don (first-person singular past tense dashta, participle dashtë) (Gheg forms)

  1. you want, need
  2. you like
  3. you love
  4. it wants, needs
  5. it likes
  6. it loves

Conjugation

  • Standard Albanian conjugation:

Related terms


Azerbaijani

Etymology 1

From Proto-Turkic *tōn. Cognate with Chuvash тум (tum).

Noun

don (definite accusative donu, plural donlar)

  1. dress (worn by women)
    Synonym: paltar
  2. gown (loose, flowing upper garment)
  3. (figuratively) raiment, attire, garb, habiliments
  4. appearance, look (of a person)
Declension
Derived terms
  • donatmaq (adorn) (dialectal)
    • donanmaq
  • donlu
Related terms
  • donanma (fleet; navy)

Etymology 2

From Proto-Turkic *doŋ (frozen; frost). See Bashkir туң (tuñ) for more cognates.

Adjective

don (comparative daha don, superlative ən don)

  1. frozen, congealed

Noun

don (definite accusative donu, plural donlar)

  1. frost
  2. ice-covered ground, black ice
Derived terms
  • donmaq
    • dondurmaq
      • dondurma (ice-cream)

Further reading

  • “don” in Obastan.com.

Bambara

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [dõ˦õ˨]

Noun

don

  1. day

Etymology 2

Verb

don (tone dòn)

  1. (intransitive) to enter
  2. (transitive) to put (something into something)
  3. to put on, wear (of clothing)

Derived terms

  • donda

Etymology 3

Predicative

don (tone dòn)

  1. marks the predicate

References

  • 2007. The UCLA Phonetics Lab Archive. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Department of Linguistics.

Breton

Etymology

From Proto-Brythonic *duβn, from Proto-Celtic *dubnos, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰubʰnós.

Adjective

don

  1. deep

Casiguran Dumagat Agta

Etymology

From Proto-Philippine *dahun, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *dahun.

Noun

dön

  1. leaf (of a plant)

Czech

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish don, which is from Latin dominus (lord).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdon/
  • Rhymes: -on

Noun

don m anim

  1. (in Italian environment) (Originally a title of honour of the Pope, later used for all priests and later for aristocrats)
  2. (Spanish noble title) [19th c.]
  3. (title of respect in front of Spanish given names)
  4. don (maffia boss)

Declension

Related terms

  • dona
  • doňa

Further reading

  • "don" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, Leda, 2015, →ISBN, page 153.
  • "don" in Věra Petráčková, Jiří Kraus et al. Akademický slovník cizích slov. Academia, 1995, ISBN 80-200-0497-1, page 175.
  • don in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • don in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Anagrams

  • dno

Dupaningan Agta

Etymology

From Proto-Philippine *dahun, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *dahun.

Noun

don

  1. leaf (of a plant)

French

Etymology

From Old French don, from Latin dōnum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɔ̃/
  • Homophones: dom, dons, dont

Noun

don m (plural dons)

  1. gift, talent, knack
  2. gift (present)
  3. donation

Derived terms

  • don de sang
  • don du ciel

Derived terms

  • faire don

Further reading

  • “don” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Galician

Etymology

From Late Latin domnus, from Latin dominus (lord). Cognates include Spanish don.

Noun

don m (plural dons, feminine dona, feminine plural donas)

  1. sir, mister

Synonyms

  • (courtesy treatment): señor

Related terms

  • dono

Further reading

  • “don” in Dicionario da Real Academia Galega, Royal Galician Academy.

Irish

Etymology 1

Alternative forms

  • do’n (superseded)
  • ’on (colloquial)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /d̪ˠənˠ/
  • (Galway) IPA(key): /ɡənˠ/

Contraction

don

  1. Contraction of do an.
Usage notes

This contraction is obligatory, i.e. *do an never appears uncontracted. It triggers lenition of a following consonant other than d, s, or t.

Related terms

Etymology 2

From Old Irish don (misfortune, evil).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /d̪ˠɔnˠ/
  • (Ulster) IPA(key): /d̪ˠʌnˠ/

Noun

don

  1. misfortune
Usage notes

Used only in a few stock maledictions such as Do dhon is do dhuais ort!, Don is duais ort!, Mo dhon is mo dhograinn ort! (all basically "bad luck to you!") and Don d’fhiafraí ort! (Don’t be so inquisitive!).

Derived terms

Mutation

Further reading

  • "don" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “don” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “don” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Italian

Etymology

From a shortening of an earlier donno, from dom'no (used by Dante), from Latin domnus < dominus.

Noun

don m (inv)

  1. Father (a title given to priests)
  2. a title of respect to a man

Jamaican Creole

Etymology

From English don, particularly in the sense of a crime boss.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdan/
  • Hyphenation: don

Noun

don (plural: don dem, quantified: don)

  1. don, leader, community leader, crime boss, head of a garrison (leader)

Derived terms

  • don dada

Japanese

Romanization

don

  1. Rōmaji transcription of どん
  2. Rōmaji transcription of ドン

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English dōn, from Proto-West Germanic *dōn, from Proto-Germanic *dōną.

Alternative forms

  • donne, doyn, do, doon

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /doːn/
  • Rhymes: -oːn

Verb

don

  1. To do, perform (an activity)
  2. To complete, finish
  3. To make, create
  4. To put, place, position, raise
  5. To remove, take away
  6. To go or move (in a specified direction)
  7. To behave (in a specified manner
  8. (auxiliary) To cause (an action or state)
  9. (auxiliary) Emphasises the verb that follows it
  10. (auxiliary) Stands in for a verb in a dependent clause
Usage notes

As in modern English, several uses of this verb are highly idiomatic.

Conjugation
Derived terms
  • doer
Descendants
  • English: do
    • Northumbrian: dee
  • Scots: dae
References
  • “dọ̄n, v.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-03-12.
  • Wright, Joseph, and Elizabeth Mary Wright. An Elementary Middle English Grammar, p193. Oxford University Press, 1923.

Etymology 2

From Old English dōn on.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɔn/

Verb

don

  1. (Late Middle English) to put on
Conjugation
Descendants
  • English: don
  • Yola: don
References
  • “don, v.(2).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Middle Low German

Etymology

From Old Saxon dōn

Verb

dôn

  1. to do

Conjugation

Irregular: present 1sg , 2sg deist (dôst, dṏst), 3sg deit (dôt, dṏt), pl. dôn, dôt, dṏt, preterit 1sg dede, 2sg dêdest, 3sg dede, pl. dêden, past participle gedân, dân


Nigerian Pidgin

Etymology

From English done.

Verb

don

  1. have (perfect aspect auxiliary)

Northern Sami

Etymology 1

From Proto-Samic *tonë.

Pronunciation

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈton/

Pronoun

don

  1. you (singular)
Inflection
See also
Further reading
  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[4], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈtoːn/

Determiner

dōn

  1. accusative/genitive singular of dōt

Occitan

Etymology

From Latin dōnum.

Pronunciation

Noun

don m (plural dons)

  1. gift (something given to another voluntarily)
  2. gift (a talent or natural ability)
  3. donation (a voluntary gift or contribution for a specific cause)

Related terms

  • dar
  • donar

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *dōn (to do).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /doːn/

Verb

dōn

  1. to do
    • c. 995, Ælfric, Extracts on Grammar in English
    • c. 990, Wessex Gospels, Matthew 17:12
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, the Old English Hexateuch, Genesis 41:55
    • c. 995, Ælfric, Extracts on Grammar in English
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, "Sermon on the Beginning of Creation"
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, the Old English Hexateuch, Genesis 3:8
  2. to make, cause
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, "The Passion of St. Bartholomew the Apostle"
    • c. 990, Wessex Gospels, Matthew 3:3
    • c. 990, Wessex Gospels, Matthew 4:19
  3. to put
    • c. 990, Wessex Gospels, Matthew 26:52
    • c. 990, Wessex Gospels, Mark 7:33
  4. to treat someone (+ dative) a certain way
    • late 9th century, King Alfred's translation of Boethius' The Consolation of Philosophy
    • c. 990, Wessex Gospels, Luke 16:19

Conjugation

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Middle English: don, donne, doyn, do, doon
    • English: do
      • Northumbrian: dee
    • Scots: dae

References

  • Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898), “don”, in An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Old French

Alternative forms

  • dun

Etymology

From Latin donum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dun/

Noun

don m (oblique plural dons, nominative singular dons, nominative plural don)

  1. gift

Descendants

  • French: don
  • Middle English: done

Old Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /don/

Etymology 1

Univerbation of di (of/from) +‎ in (the sg)

Article

don

  1. of/from the sg

Etymology 2

Univerbation of do (to/for) +‎ in (the sg)

Article

don

  1. to/for the sg

Etymology 3

Noun

don (gender unknown)

  1. misfortune, evil
Descendants
  • Irish: don

Mutation


Old Saxon

Alternative forms

  • doan, dūan, duon

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *dōn.

Verb

dōn

  1. to do

Conjugation

Descendants

  • Middle Low German: dôn
    • Low German: deoen (Paderbornisch), dohn (Münsterländisch); doon

Old Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [dõn]

Etymology 1

From Late Latin dom, from domnus (master, sir), from Latin dominus, from domus (a house).

Noun

don m (plural dones)

  1. (honorific) sir, master; a title prefixed to male given names
    • c. 1200, Almerich, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 1r.

Descendants

  • Spanish: don
    • Catalan: don
    • Czech: don

Etymology 2

From Latin dōnum (a gift), from (I give).

Noun

don m (plural dones)

  1. gift, talent
    • c. 1200, Almerich, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 65r.

Descendants

  • Spanish: don

Etymology 3

Shortening of dont.

Adverb

don

  1. Apocopic form of dont; where
    • c. 1200, Almerich, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 56r.

Descendants

  • Spanish: do

Scottish Gaelic

Alternative forms

  • dhan

Etymology

do + an

Preposition

don

  1. to the (singular)
    Chaidh i don bhùth. - She went to the shop.
  2. for the (singular)

Usage notes

  • Without the definite article and in the plural the form do is used.
  • Lenites words beginning with b, c, f, g, m and p.

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdon/, [ˈd̪õn]
  • Rhymes: -on

Etymology 1

From Late Latin dom (a courtesy title for monks and abbots), from domnus (master, sir), from Classical Latin dominus, from domus (a house), from Proto-Indo-European *dṓm (a house), from root Proto-Indo-European *dem- (to build).

Noun

don m (plural dones, feminine doña, feminine plural doñas)

  1. (obsolete) sir, master, lord
  2. a title of respect to a man, prefixed to first names
Derived terms
  • don nadie
  • poderoso caballero es don dinero
Related terms
  • doña
  • dueño
Descendants
  • Catalan: don
  • Czech: don

Etymology 2

From Latin dōnum (a gift) (whence English donation), from (to give), from Proto-Indo-European *deh₃- (to give).

Noun

don m (plural dones)

  1. gift, present
  2. gift, talent, knack
Usage notes

Like with the English word "knack", don can be used to describe a positive gift or talent, or a negative one like a bad habit or a neutral tendency to do something.

Derived terms
Related terms

Further reading

  • “don” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Sranan Tongo

Etymology

From Dutch dom.

Adjective

don

  1. stupid

Noun

don

  1. stupidity

Swedish

Etymology

Originally "work done, something accomplished," from the root of dåd (deed, feat).

Noun

don n

  1. a tool, a means

Declension

Related terms

  • fordon
  • skodon

References

Anagrams

  • ond

Turkish

Etymology 1

From Ottoman Turkish طون(don), from Proto-Turkic *tōn.

Noun

don

  1. underpants
  2. jogging pants
  3. pants
  4. shorts

Etymology 2

From Ottoman Turkish طوڭ(doñ), from Proto-Turkic *doŋ.

Noun

don

  1. frost

Verb

don

  1. second-person singular imperative of donmak

Related terms

  • donma
  • donmak

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [zɔn˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [jɔŋ˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [jɔŋ˧˧]

Noun

(classifier con) don

  1. Atherurus macrourus, Asiatic brush-tailed porcupine
    Synonym: đon

Yogad

Etymology

From Proto-Philippine *dahun, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *dahun.

Noun

don

  1. leaf (of a plant)

Yola

Etymology

From Middle English don, from Old English dōn on.

Verb

don

  1. To put on, as clothes, dress.

References

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith

Zazaki

Noun

don ?

  1. kind of bread

Zou

Verb

don

  1. drink

References

  • http://www.languageinindia.com/feb2013/zouphonologyfinal.pdf

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to put on.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)