browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
don

more about don

don


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Don  \Don\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Donned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Donning}.]  [Do  +  on  --  opposed  to  doff.  See  {Do},  v.  t., 
  7.] 
  To  put  on  to  dress  in  to  invest  one's  self  with 
 
  Should  I  don  this  robe  and  trouble  you  --Shak. 
 
  At  night,  or  in  the  rain,  He  dons  a  surcoat  which  he 
  doffs  at  morn.  --Emerson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Don  \Don\,  n.  [Sp.  don;  akin  to  Pg  dom,  It  donno;  fr  L. 
  dominus  master.  See  {Dame},  and  cf  {Domine},  {Dominie}, 
  {Domino},  {Dan},  {Dom}.] 
  1.  Sir;  Mr  Signior;  --  a  title  in  Spain,  formerly  given  to 
  noblemen  and  gentlemen  only,  but  now  common  to  all 
  classes. 
 
  Don  is  used  in  Italy,  though  not  so  much  as  in  Spain 
  France  talks  of  Dom  Calmet,  England  of  Dom  Calmet, 
  England  of  Dan  Lydgate  --Oliphant. 
 
  2.  A  grand  personage,  or  one  making  pretension  to 
  consequence;  especially,  the  head  of  a  college,  or  one  of 
  the  fellows  at  the  English  universities.  [Univ.  Cant] 
  ``The  great  dons  of  wit.''  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Don 
  n  1:  a  Spanish  title  of  respect  for  a  gentleman  or  nobleman  [syn: 
  {Don}] 
  2:  (British)  teacher  at  a  university  of  college  (especially  at 
  Cambridge  or  Oxford)  [syn:  {preceptor}] 
  3:  (Welsh)  goddess;  mother  of  Gwydion  and  Arianrod(Arianrhod); 
  corresponds  to  Irish  Danu  [syn:  {Don}] 
  4:  a  European  river  in  southwestern  Russia;  flows  into  the  Sea 
  of  Azov  [syn:  {Don},  {Don  River}] 
  v  :  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"  [syn:  {wear},  {put  on},  {get 
  into},  {assume}] 




more about don