bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stir

(noun) a rapid active commotion

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Proper noun


(computing) Initialism of ActiveX Data Objects.


• AOD, DAO, DOA, Dao, ODA, Oda, dao, oad, oda



ado (uncountable)

trouble; troublesome business; fuss, commotion

Usage notes

Ado is mostly used in set phrases, such as without further ado or much ado about nothing.


• See also commotion


• AOD, DAO, DOA, Dao, ODA, Oda, dao, oad, oda

Source: Wiktionary

A*do", (1) v. inf., (2) n. Etym: [OE. at do, northern form for to do. Cf. Affair.]

1. To do; in doing; as, there is nothing. "What is here ado" J. Newton.

2. Doing; trouble; difficulty; troublesome business; fuss; bustle; as, to make a great ado about trifles. With much ado, he partly kept awake. Dryden. Let's follow to see the end of this ado. Shak.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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