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Definition of Do


  1. A syllable attached to the first tone of the major diatonic scale for the purpose of solmization, or solfeggio. It is the first of the seven syllables used by the Italians as manes of musical tones, and replaced, for the sake of euphony, the syllable Ut, applied to the note C. In England and America the same syllables are used by mane as a scale pattern, while the tones in respect to absolute pitch are named from the first seven letters of the alphabet.
  2. To place; to put.
  3. To cause; to make; -- with an infinitive.
  4. To bring about; to produce, as an effect or result; to effect; to achieve.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. To make ready for an object, purpose, or use, as food by cooking; to cook completely or sufficiently; as, the meat is done on one side only.
  8. To put or bring into a form, state, or condition, especially in the phrases, to do death, to put to death; to slay; to do away (often do away with), to put away; to remove; to do on, to put on; to don; to do off, to take off, as dress; to doff; to do into, to put into the form of; to translate or transform into, as a text.
  9. To cheat; to gull; to overreach.
  10. To see or inspect; to explore; as, to do all the points of interest.
  11. To cash or to advance money for, as a bill or note.
  12. To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one's self.
  13. To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they asked him how he did; how do you do to-day?
  14. To succeed; to avail; to answer the purpose; to serve; as, if no better plan can be found, he will make this do.
  15. Deed; act; fear.
  16. Ado; bustle; stir; to do.
  17. A cheat; a swindle.
  18. To perform work upon, about, for, or at, by way of caring for, looking after, preparing, cleaning, keeping in order, or the like.
  19. To deal with for good and all; to finish up; to undo; to ruin; to do for.

Do Translations

do in Afrikaans is maak, vervaardig, doen, pleeg
do in Dutch is bedrijven, doen, aanmaken, maken
do in French is construire, poser, fais, faire, faisons, font
do in Hungarian is muri, alaphang, detto, ugyanaz, tonika, C-hang
do in Italian is fare
do in Latin is facesso, facio, fungor; fungi; functus
do in Portuguese is fazer
do in Spanish is hacer