do, doh, ut

(noun) the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization

bash, do, brawl

(noun) an uproarious party

act, behave, do

(verb) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; “You should act like an adult”; “Don’t behave like a fool”; “What makes her do this way?”; “The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people”

dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure

(verb) arrange attractively; “dress my hair for the wedding”

do, make

(verb) create or design, often in a certain way; “Do my room in blue”; “I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest”

cause, do, make

(verb) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; “cause a commotion”; “make a stir”; “cause an accident”

perform, execute, do

(verb) carry out or perform an action; “John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters”; “the skater executed a triple pirouette”; “she did a little dance”


(verb) travel or traverse (a distance); “This car does 150 miles per hour”; “We did 6 miles on our hike every day”

do, manage

(verb) carry on or function; “We could do with a little more help around here”

make, do

(verb) engage in; “make love, not war”; “make an effort”; “do research”; “do nothing”; “make revolution”

do, perform

(verb) get (something) done; “I did my job”

practice, practise, exercise, do

(verb) carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; “practice law”

do, fare, make out, come, get along

(verb) proceed or get along; “How is she doing in her new job?”; “How are you making out in graduate school?”; “He’s come a long way”

suffice, do, answer, serve

(verb) be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity; “A few words would answer”; “This car suits my purpose well”; “Will $100 do?”; “A ‘B’ grade doesn’t suffice to get me into medical school”; “Nothing else will serve”

serve, do

(verb) spend time in prison or in a labor camp; “He did six years for embezzlement”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


DO (countable and uncountable, plural DOs)

(grammar) a direct object

(US) a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

(science) dissolved oxygen

(dentistry) Initialism of disto occlusal.

Coordinate terms

(doctor of osteopathy)

• MD (“Doctor of Medicine”)

• DC (“Doctor of Chiropractic”)

• OD (“Doctor of Optometry”)

• DDS (“Doctor of Dental Surgery”)

• DMD (“Doctor of Dental Medicine”)

• DVM (“Doctor of Veterinary Medicine”)

• VMD (“Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris”)


• O&D, O.D., O/D, OD, od

Etymology 1


do (third-person singular simple present does, present participle doing, simple past did, past participle done)

(auxiliary) A syntactic marker.

(auxiliary) A syntactic marker in a question whose main verb is not another auxiliary verb or be.

(auxiliary) A syntactic marker in negations with the indicative and imperative moods.

(auxiliary) A syntactic marker for emphasis with the indicative, imperative, and subjunctive moods.

(pro-verb) A syntactic marker that refers back to an earlier verb and allows the speaker to avoid repeating the verb; in most dialects, not used with auxiliaries such as be, though it can be in African-American Vernacular.

(transitive) To perform; to execute.

Synonyms: accomplish, carry out, functionate

(obsolete, transitive) To cause, make (someone) (do something).

(intransitive, transitive) To suffice.

(intransitive) To be reasonable or acceptable.

(ditransitive) To have (as an effect).

(intransitive) To fare, perform (well or poorly).

(transitive, chiefly in questions) To have as one's job.

To perform the tasks or actions associated with (something).

To cook.

Synonym: Thesaurus:cook

(transitive) To travel in, to tour, to make a circuit of.

(transitive) To treat in a certain way.

(transitive) To work for or on, by way of caring for, looking after, preparing, cleaning, keeping in order, etc.

(intransitive, obsolete) To act or behave in a certain manner; to conduct oneself.

(transitive) To spend (time) in jail. (See also do time)

Synonym: serve

(transitive) To impersonate or depict.

Synonyms: imitate, personate, take off

(with 'a' and the name of a person, place, event, etc.) To copy or emulate the actions or behaviour that is associated with the person or thing mentioned.

(transitive, slang) To kill.

Synonyms: do in, murder, off, rub out, Thesaurus:kill

(transitive, slang) To deal with for good and all; to finish up; to undo; to ruin; to do for.

(informal) To punish for a misdemeanor.

(transitive, slang) To have sex with. (See also do it)

Synonyms: go to bed with, sleep with, Thesaurus:copulate with

(transitive) To cheat or swindle.

Synonyms: defraud, diddle, mug off, rip off, scam, Thesaurus:deceive

(transitive) To convert into a certain form; especially, to translate.

(transitive, intransitive) To finish.

(UK, dated, intransitive) To work as a domestic servant (with for).

Synonyms: attend, serve, wait on, Thesaurus:serve

(archaic, dialectal, transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the present progressive of verbs.

(stock exchange) To cash or to advance money for, as a bill or note.

(informal, transitive, ditransitive) To make or provide.

Synonyms: furnish, give, supply, Thesaurus:give

(informal, transitive) To injure (one's own body part).

(transitive) To take drugs.

(transitive, in the form be doing [somewhere]) To exist with a purpose or for a reason.

Usage notes

• In older forms of English, when the pronoun thou was in active use, and verbs used -est for distinct second-person singular indicative forms, the verb do had two such forms: dost, in auxiliary uses, and doest, in other uses. The past tense of both forms is didst.

• Similarly, when the ending -eth was in active use for third-person singular present indicative forms, the form doth was used as an auxiliary, and the form doeth was used elsewhere.


• don't


do (plural dos)

(colloquial) A party, celebration, social function.

Synonym: get-together

(informal) A hairdo.

Something that can or should be done (usually in the phrase dos and don'ts).

(obsolete) A deed; an act.

(archaic) Ado; bustle; stir; to-do; A period of confusion or argument.

Synonym: to-do

(obsolete, UK, slang) A cheat; a swindler.

(obsolete, UK, slang) An act of swindling; a fraud or deception.

Usage notes

• For the plural of the noun, the spelling dos would be correct; do's is often used for the sake of legibility, but is sometimes considered incorrect. For the party, the term usually implies a social function of modest size and formality.

Etymology 2


do (plural dos)

(music) A syllable used in solfège to represent the first and eighth tonic of a major scale.

Synonym: ut (archaic)

Etymology 3


do (not comparable)

(rare) Abbreviation of ditto.


• O&D, O.D., O/D, OD, od

Source: Wiktionary


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