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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
don
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Don Juan
don't expect miracles
▪ Don’t expect miracles. A hairdresser can't make a 50-year-old look like a 20-year-old.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
(I) don't mind if I do
▪ "Would you like another piece of cake?" "Thanks - don't mind if I do."
(don't) get your knickers in a twist
I can't rightly say/don't rightly know
I don't blame you/you can hardly blame him etc
I don't envy you/her etc
I don't feel too hot/so hot/very hot
I don't know
▪ "I couldn't live there.'' "Oh, I don't know. It might not be so bad.''
▪ "Where's the nearest restroom?" "I don't know."
▪ Oh, I don't know, we could meet at 3 or 4 o'clock.
I don't know about you, but ...
I don't know how to thank you/repay you
I don't know how/why etc
I don't mind admitting/telling you/saying etc
I don't see why not
▪ "Are you sure they'll let us walk on their land?" "I don't see why not."
I don't suppose (that)
▪ I don't suppose the painting will ever be worth a thousand dollars.
▪ I don't suppose you'd be willing to go get the napkins?
▪ I don't suppose you have any idea where my address book is, do you?
I don't want to sound/be ..., but ...
I don't wish to interfere/be nosy etc
I/we don't have all day
▪ Hurry up, we don't have all day!
▪ But Sally does not have all day here.
and don't you forget it!
better the devil you know (than the devil you don't)
can't/don't believe sth
▪ I can't believe you lied to me!
▪ When I saw the video, I was like, I don't believe it!
damned if you do, damned if you don't
don't (you) start!
don't ask
▪ "What did he want you to do?" "Oh, don't ask."
don't ask me
▪ "How does this thing work?" "Don't ask me!"
don't be a stranger!
don't bet on it/I wouldn't bet on it
▪ Maybe he's really a nice guy, but I wouldn't bet on it.
don't blame me
▪ Go ahead, but don't blame me if it doesn't work.
don't come the innocent/victim/helpless male etc with me
don't count your chickens (before they're hatched)
▪ Getting an Oscar would be wonderful, but I think it's too early to count my chickens.
▪ If you want to go on a date sometime, you can ask me. But don't count your chickens.
▪ You'll probably get the job, but don't count your chickens just yet.
don't forget
▪ Don't forget that my mother's coming to visit this weekend.
▪ Don't forget that the car needs gas.
▪ Don't forget to mail that letter, will you?
▪ Don't forget your keys.
▪ Don't forget, we have to be there by five o'clock.
don't get me wrong
▪ Don't get me wrong - I like Jenny, but she can be a little bossy.
▪ Don't get me wrong, I love my family, I just don't want to be with them all the time.
▪ I like Jenny, don't get me wrong, but I do think she acts a little childishly at times.
don't give a hoot/don't care two hoots
don't give it another thought
▪ "I'm really sorry about that." "Don't give another thought."
▪ "I'm sorry we had to cancel the party.'' "Oh, please don't give it another thought. It wasn't your fault that you were ill!''
don't give me that
don't give me that line
don't go doing sth
▪ It's a secret, so don't go telling everyone.
don't go mad
don't go there
don't hesitate to do sth
▪ Don't hesitate to call me if you need any help.
don't hold your breath
▪ If you're waiting for the Cubs to win the series, don't hold your breath.
don't judge a book by its cover
don't know/can't tell etc which is which
don't look now
▪ Don't look now - here comes Kristen.
don't make me laugh
▪ "Could you finish this by tomorrow?" "Don't make me laugh."
don't mention it
▪ "Thanks for the lift!" "Oh, don't mention it!"
▪ "Thanks for the ride home!" "Don't mention it."
don't mind her/him etc
don't mind me
▪ Oh, don't mind me, I was just thinking out loud.
don't remind me
don't sweat it
▪ Don't sweat it - you'll pass the test, no problem.
don't sweat the small stuff
don't tell me
▪ "We finally made it here." "Don't tell me - you couldn't find your keys."
▪ Don't tell me we're out of milk!
don't trouble yourself
don't waste your breath
▪ Save your breath. He won't listen.
don't worry
▪ "Don't worry about me -- I'll be fine," said Billie.
▪ "Don't worry, there's plenty of food for anyone who wants to come."
▪ Don't worry - I'll do the laundry this time.
▪ Don't worry about it. You can pay me back tomorrow.
▪ Don't worry! The flight's not until 9:30. We have plenty of time.
▪ Don't worry. The doctor says it's just a bad cold.
▪ Don't worry; I'll lend you money if you need it.
don't you believe it!
don't you dare!
▪ Don't you dare hang up on me again!
dos and don'ts
▪ the dos and don'ts of office dating
if it ain't broke, don't fix it
if you don't mind
▪ I'm going to close the window, if you don't mind.
if you don't mind my saying so/if you don't mind me asking
never/don't look a gift horse in the mouth
two wrongs don't make a right
you don't know
▪ You don't know how long I've waited to hear you say that!
you don't know when you're well-off
you don't say!
▪ "I think Bob and Susan are having an affair." "You don't say! That's been common knowledge for months."
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ He was the son of a Cambridge don.
II.verb
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
(don't) get your knickers in a twist
I can't rightly say/don't rightly know
I don't feel too hot/so hot/very hot
I/we don't have all day
▪ Hurry up, we don't have all day!
▪ But Sally does not have all day here.
better the devil you know (than the devil you don't)
don't be a stranger!
don't get me wrong
▪ Don't get me wrong - I like Jenny, but she can be a little bossy.
▪ Don't get me wrong, I love my family, I just don't want to be with them all the time.
▪ I like Jenny, don't get me wrong, but I do think she acts a little childishly at times.
don't give a hoot/don't care two hoots
don't give it another thought
▪ "I'm really sorry about that." "Don't give another thought."
▪ "I'm sorry we had to cancel the party.'' "Oh, please don't give it another thought. It wasn't your fault that you were ill!''
don't give me that line
don't go mad
don't hold your breath
▪ If you're waiting for the Cubs to win the series, don't hold your breath.
don't know/can't tell etc which is which
don't waste your breath
▪ Save your breath. He won't listen.
dos and don'ts
▪ the dos and don'ts of office dating
if it ain't broke, don't fix it
never/don't look a gift horse in the mouth
two wrongs don't make a right
you don't know when you're well-off
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But the women of Zurich donned armour, marched to the Lindenhof and manned the battlements.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Don

Don \Don\ (d[o^]n), 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 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.

Don

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. [1913 Webster] ||

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
don

1520s, from Spanish or Portuguese don, title of respect, from Latin dominus "lord, master." The university sense is c.1660, originally student slang; underworld sense is 1952, from Italian don, from Late Latin domnus, from Latin dominus (see domain). The fem. form is Dona (Spanish/Portuguese), Donna (Italian).

don

early 14c. contraction of do on (see doff). "After 1650 retained in popular use only in north. dialect; as a literary archaism it has become very frequent in 19th c." [OED]. Related: Donned; donning.

Wiktionary
don

Etymology 1 n. 1 A university professor, particularly one at Oxford or Cambridge. 2 A mafia boss. Etymology 2

vb. (context clothing English) to put on, to dress in

WordNet
don
  1. 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]

  2. [also: donning, donned]

Wikipedia
Don

Don or DON and variants may refer to:

Don (honorific)

Don (, , ) from Latin dominus, (roughly, "Lord") is an honorific title used in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Latin America and the Philippines. The female equivalent is doña , donna , and dona , abbreviated "Dª" or simply "D."

Dôn

Dôn is a Welsh mother goddess. She does not play a direct part in the action of the Mabinogi, though many characters in that cycle are related to her. She is the mother of Arianrhod, Gwydion, Gilfaethwy, Gofannon, Eufydd, Elestron and Amaethon. Patrick K. Ford asserts that she is the equivalent of the Irish Danu and of the Gaulish goddess "whose name is preserved in the river name Danube (Donau)".

This theonym appears to be derived from Proto- Celtic *Dānu meaning " fluvial water".

Don (2006 Hindi film)

Don (also known as Don: The Chase Begins Again) is a 2006 Indian action film directed by Farhan Akhtar, and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani under Excel Entertainment. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan in a double role, opposite Priyanka Chopra, while Arjun Rampal, Boman Irani, Isha Koppikar and Om Puri appear in supporting roles. It is a remake of the 1978 film of the same name, and follows a simple man from the city of Mumbai (formerly Bombay) in western India who is secretly recruited by a police officer to masquerade as "Don," the ruthless leader of an international chain of drug smugglers.

The film hit theaters worldwide on 20 October 2006, and screened at the Berlin Film Festival. Upon release, the film received a mixed critical response, but it grossed over 105 crores worldwide. It spawned a sequel in 2011, Don 2, with Akhtar, Khan, Chopra, Irani and Puri reprising their roles.

Don (2006 Dutch film)

Don (also known as Off-Side) is a Dutch 2006 film, directed by Arend Steenbergen.

Don (2007 film)

Don is a 2007 Telugu action film produced by M.L. Kumar Chowdary on Sri Keerthi Creations banner and directed by Raghava Lawrence. Starring Nagarjuna Akkineni, Anushka Shetty in the lead roles and Raghava Lawrence also made his debut music director for the film. The film released on 20 December 2007. It has also been dubbed into Malayalam on release as Bhai and dubbed into Hindi as Don No. 1. The film was remade in Bangladesh as Don Number One. The film was remade into Odia as Don starring Anubhab Mohanty.

Don (Vilaine)

The River Don is a river in Brittany, France. It is a tributary of the river Vilaine.

Don (given name)

Don is a masculine given name in the Irish language and a short form of another masculine given name in the English language. The Irish name is derived from the Irish donn; the name can either mean " brown", or "chief", "noble". The Irish name is a variant spelling of Donn. The English name is unrelated to the Irish name; this name is a short form of the given name Donald. Pet forms of this English name include: Donnie and Donny. It can also be a surname, also derived from "brown".

Don (soundtrack)

Don is the soundtrack album to 2006 Hindi film of the same name, directed by Farhan Akhtar starring Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Boman Irani. The music was released on 26 August on T-Series and sold over 10,000 copies in India.

Don (1978 film)

Don is a 1978 Indian action film produced by Nariman Irani and directed by Chandra Barot, with music by Kalyanji Anandji and lyrics by Anjaan and Indeewar. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Pran, Iftekhar, Helen and Om Shivpuri, Satyen Kappu and Pinchoo Kapoor. It was the third-highest grossing Bollywood movie of 1978, and was classified a golden jubilee by Box Office India. A remake and sequel were released on 20 October 2006 and 23 December 2011, respectively.

Don (TV series)

Don was a reality TV series in the form of a documentary that was initially launched for Zee News, but later was aired on Zee TV. It was hosted by Bollywood actor, Irfan Khan.

Don features true stories from the underworld gangs and mafia and showcases the people involved in running a parallel world that exists and flourishes out of Mumbai (especially in Dubai). The show broadcasts rare footage and photographs and also gives an insight into the journey of some ordinary people who made it 'big' in the underworld business. It probes into the innermost secrets of the dreaded Dons - about how they planned and executed some of the biggest crimes in history. These stories will also take a perspective from their sharp shooters who used to protect them, the drivers who used to listen to the Don's most intimate conversations, and their bodyguards who were their shadow at all times. In addition, it will show some important confessions by senior police officials, who faced the wrath of these Dons but finally triumphed by driving them out of their dens. The show basically discusses the top underworld dons such as Daud Abraham, Abu Salem et cetera.

Don (franchise)

Don is an Indian action films, Comics and Video game franchise. The franchise is centered on Don, a fictional mafia lord played by Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan in the films.

In the series Amitabh Bachchan stars in the first film and Shahrukh Khan in the rest of the films. After the release of Don 2, the latest installment of the series, it was considered to be one of the finest action film series in India along with Dhoom (film series) and Race (film series).

Don is now the fifth highest grossing film series in Bollywood.

Don (character)

Don is a fictional character in the Don film series. The character was created by the writer duo Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar, and was portrayed by Amitabh Bachchan. Later in the new film series of Don he was replaced by Shahrukh Khan. Don was briefly portrayed by Hrithik Roshan in Don 2 as well in a special appearance He was first introduced in the 1978 film Don. He later appears in a remake Don and its sequel Don 2.

In the film series, he is shown as a crime lord who initially works under Singhania, but later emerges as an Emperor of the Asian and European mafia. He is characterised as evil, cunning and ruthless, though he is shown to exhibit a little romantic interest in his friend-turned-foe Roma. In the original film, he is shown to be dead and a look alike of him named Vijay takes his place to work as an informer to the police. However, in the 2006 remake it is revealed that Don is actually alive and had killed Vijay to take his place for a little while. Later he manages to control the entire Indian Mafia and eventually takes control of the European mafia.

The character had appeared in several films, comics and video games and has managed to gain a cult status in the Indian Cinema.

Usage examples of "don".

I will now go and skin that troll who went so nigh to slay thee, and break up the carcase, if thou wilt promise to abide about the door of the house, and have thy sword and the spear ready to hand, and to don thine helm and hauberk to boot.

Don Guillermo ibn Mahmood de Vargas y Sanchez del Rio of a glowering, stone-sheathed fortress abristle with guns.

Completely unaware, of course, he was bringing into reality all of the nightmares of Don Guillermo ibn Mahmood de Vargas y Sanchez del Rio of a glowering, stone-sheathed fortress abristle with guns.

Then Don Esteban took from his breast pocket a bundle of thongs tanned the color of acanthus wood, the fringes of which, painted red, were twisted into numerous knots.

After breakfast I sent for mine host and ordered an excellent supper for five persons, feeling certain that Don Sancio, whom I expected in the evening, would not refuse to honour me by accepting my invitation, and with that idea I made up my mind to go without my dinner.

I saw, sitting before a table, a woman already somewhat advanced in age, with two young girls and two boys, but I looked in vain for the actress, whom Don Sancio Pico at last presented to me in the shape of one of the two boys, who was remarkably handsome and might have been seventeen.

Don Francisco de Montejo, Adelantado, the governor, when they were posted at Chichen Ytza.

DEAR SON,--I wrote you at length and sent it by Don Ferdinand, who left to go yonder twenty-three days ago to-day, with the Lord Adelantado and Carbajal, from whom I have since heard nothing.

Don Quixote found himself a knight, ready to sally forth in search of adventures, and he saddled Rocinante and mounted him, and, embracing his host, he said such strange things to him as he thanked him for the boon of having dubbed him a knight that it is not possible to adequately recount them.

I am called Don Quixote of La Mancha, knight errant in search of adventures, and captive of the beauteous and peerless Dona Dulcinea of Toboso, and as recompense for the boon thou hast received from me, I desire only that thou turnest toward Toboso, and on my behalf appearest before this lady and sayest unto her what deeds I have Done to gain thy liberty.

Don Quixote entered those mountains his heart filled with joy, for it was a landscape that seemed suited to the adventures he was seeking.

Petyr Baelish, Alayne Stone donned her smile and went down to meet their guests.

Among the candidates was Lolita Pulido, the niece of Don Juan Alcazar, a gentle, coquettish fourteen, very different from her cousin Carlos.

Don Luis de Fermosa, to request him to order out the alguazils to search the town.

The Dictator sent Paul to the Hotel Americano, where fine quarters were prepared for him and he took a much needed rest, not waking until the next day when a message was conveyed to him from Don Nicholas to the effect that they were going to Ancon that day to try some torpedo experiments.