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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Doing  \Do"ing\,  n.;  pl  {Doings}. 
  Anything  done  a  deed;  an  action  good  or  bad  hence  in  the 
  plural,  conduct;  behavior.  See  {Do}. 
 
  To  render  an  account  of  his  doings.  --  Barrow. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Do  \Do\,  v.  t.  or  auxiliary.  [imp.  {Din};  p.  p.  {Done};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Doing}.  This  verb  when  transitive,  is  formed  in  the 
  indicative,  present  tense,  thus:  I  do  thou  doest  (?)  or  dost 
  ?,  he  does  (?),  doeth  (?),  or  doth  (?);  when  auxiliary,  the 
  second  person  is  thou  dost.  As  an  independent  verb  dost  is 
  obsolete  or  rare  except  in  poetry.  ``What  dost  thou  in  this 
  world?''  --Milton.  The  form  doeth  is  a  verb  unlimited,  doth, 
  formerly  so  used  now  being  the  auxiliary  form  The  second 
  pers,  sing.,  imperfect  tense,  is  didst  (?),  formerly  didest 
  (?).]  [AS.  d?n;  akin  to  D.  doen,  OS  duan,  OHG.  tuon,  G. 
  thun,  Lith.  deti,  OSlav.  d?ti,  OIr.  d['e]nim  I  do  Gr  ?  to 
  put  Skr.  dh[=a],  and  to  E.  suffix  -dom,  and  prob.  to  L. 
  facere  to  do  E.  fact  and  perh.  to  L.  -dere  in  some 
  compounfds  as  addere  to  add  credere  to  trust.  ???  Cf 
  {Deed},  {Deem},  {Doom},  {Fact},  {Creed},  {Theme}.] 
  1.  To  place  to  put  [Obs.]  --Tale  of  a  Usurer  (about  1330). 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  make  --  with  an  infinitive.  [Obs.] 
 
  My  lord  Abbot  of  Westminster  did  do  shewe  to  me  late 
  certain  evidences.  --W.  Caxton. 
 
  I  shall  .  .  .  your  cloister  do  make  --Piers 
  Plowman. 
 
  A  fatal  plague  which  many  did  to  die.  --Spenser. 
 
  We  do  you  to  wit  [i.  e.,  We  make  you  to  know]  of  the 
  grace  of  God  bestowed  on  the  churches  of  Macedonia. 
  --2  Cor.  viii. 
  1. 
 
  Note:  We  have  lost  the  idiom  shown  by  the  citations  (do  used 
  like  the  French  faire  or  laisser),  in  which  the  verb  in 
  the  infinitive  apparently,  but  not  really,  has  a 
  passive  signification,  i.  e.,  cause  .  .  .  to  be  made 
 
  3.  To  bring  about  to  produce,  as  an  effect  or  result;  to 
  effect;  to  achieve. 
 
  The  neglecting  it  may  do  much  danger.  --Shak. 
 
  He  waved  indifferently  'twixt  doing  them  neither 
  good  not  harm.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  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. 
 
  Six  days  shalt  thou  labor  and  do  all  thy  work  --Ex. 
  xx  9. 
 
  We  did  not  do  these  things  --Ld.  Lytton. 
 
  You  can  not  do  wrong  without  suffering  wrong 
  --Emerson. 
  Hence:  To  do  homage,  honor,  favor,  justice,  etc.,  to 
  render  homage,  honor,  etc 
 
  5.  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 
  ``Ere  summer  half  be  done.''  ``I  have  done  weeping.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  doing 
  n  :  the  act  of  doing  something  successfully;  using  knowledge  as 
  distinguished  from  merely  possessing  it  "experience 
  generally  improves  performance"  [syn:  {performance},  {execution}, 
  {carrying  out},  {carrying  into  action}] 




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