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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
ado
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
further
▪ He entered her without further ado.
▪ Left leaderless, the city surrendered to Bustamante without further ado.
▪ The emptying of the house could therefore no longer be postponed and Charlotte had decided to put matters in hand without further ado.
▪ Stan then moved closer to Melanie, and a major fight erupted without further ado.
▪ The selection board interviewed him and rejected his application without further ado.
▪ Without further ado Corbett, Selkirk and their small party returned to their own vessel.
▪ Without further ado, I set to work.
▪ He would bar them without further ado.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And without more ado he booked his one-way ticket.
▪ But mostly, it was much ado about nothing.
▪ He fairly squirmed with the agony of having made so much ado about nothing.
▪ So much ado about so little.
▪ The emptying of the house could therefore no longer be postponed and Charlotte had decided to put matters in hand without further ado.
▪ The two men say it's much ado about nothing.
▪ Without further ado, I set to work.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ado

Ado \A*do"\ ([.a]*d[=oo]"), (1) v. inf., (2) n. [OE. at do, northern form for to do. Cf. Affair.]

  1. To do; in doing; as, there is nothing ado. ``What is here ado?''
    --J. Newton.

  2. Doing; trouble; difficulty; troublesome business; fuss; bustle; as, to make a great ado about trifles.

    With much ado, he partly kept awake.
    --Dryden.

    Let's follow to see the end of this ado.
    --Shak. [1913 Webster] ||

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
ado

late 14c., "conflict, fighting; difficulty, trouble," compounded from at do, dialectal in Norse influenced areas of England for to do, as some Scandinavian languages used at with infinitive of a verb where Modern English uses to. For sense development, compare to-do. Meaning "fuss" is from early 15c. Also used in Middle English for "dealings, traffic," and "sexual intercourse" (both c.1400).

Wiktionary
ado

n. (initialism of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ActiveX_Data_Objects English)

WordNet
ado

n. a rapid bustling commotion [syn: bustle, hustle, flurry, fuss, stir]

Wikipedia
Ado (bishop)

Ado or Adon of Vienne ( or ;  16 December 874), was archbishop of Vienne in Lotharingia from 850 until his death. He belonged to a prominent Frankish family and spent much his early adulthood in Italy. Several of his letters are extant and reveal their writer as an energetic man of wide sympathies and considerable influence. Ado's principal works are a Martyrologium, and a chronicle, Chronicon sive Breviarium chronicorum de sex mundi aetatibus de Adamo usque ad annum 869.

Ado

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Ado (footballer)

Eduardo Roberto Stinghen, best known as Ado (born in Jaraguá do Sul, Santa Catarina State, July 4, 1946) is a former Brazilian footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

In his career (1964–1984) he played for Londrina, Corinthians, América, Atlético Mineiro, Portuguesa, Velo Clube, Fortaleza, Ferroviário and Bragantino. He was selected in the Brazilian team for their win in the 1970 World Cup without playing any games in the tournament.

ADO (band)

ADO was a seminal Sino-foreign rock band in Beijing 1988-1992.

The band included the young Cui Jian, having in 1987 quit the Beijing Philharmonic. The band included two foreigners, bassist Kassai Balazs, a Hungarian student and Eddie Randriamampionona a Madagascan guitarist, and embassy worker. ADO became Cui Jian's backing band, and released his first complete album, Rock 'n' Roll on the New Long March, including the song Nothing to my Name, the first rock anthem in China, and Cui's most famous song.

Ado (Lagos Oba)

' Oba Ado' who reigned from 1630-1669 was the first Oba of Lagos. He was son of Ashipa, whom the Oba of Benin rewarded with title of Head of War Chief and Governor of Iddo Island. Ado's son, Gabaro was the second Oba of Lagos.

Usage examples of "ado".

The second informed him that Lakeesh Lord Ado entertained Colonial Pact agents.

Lord Ado would leave her alone for an extended time as he still had other business to conduct and probably wanted her to wait in fear for his entrance.

Lord Ado sank to his knees and collapsed on the floor, she switched the two pieces of chain to one hand.

Lord Ado has seen my bank balance, thanks to your dear friend and servant, Len.

Lord Ado looked shriveled, a large bruise on the side of his face, his neck raw and abraded.

Next week, Lord Ellus McDirk, Lord Ado Lakeesh and the Lakeesh Master were scheduled for trial, along with the Lakeesh guards who had dared touch a McDirk wife.

Mari Ado asked with the blunt lack of manners she obviously thought went with her offworld name.

Mari Ado, ex of the Little Blue Bugs, was criminally competent in a number of insurgency roles that had nothing to do with wavecraft, and for that matter no less well endowed physically than a number of the other female bodies in the room, Virginia Vidaura included.

Even Mari Ado dropped her hostility like a broken toy as it became clear I was peripheral to the real issue.

It was as if he could see Ado and the others standing there in the flickering torchlight, grim spectres at the feast that no amount of alcohol or take would erase.

Atari Ado, cooked in half by a Sunjet blast, scrabbling with the last of her strength to get a sidearm to her throat and pull the trigger.

I cast a hungry gaze on this young lady without more ado, just as if all the women in Europe were only a seraglio kept for my pleasures.

The laird stood his ground with much ado, though his face was often crimsoned over with the hues of shame and anger.

I grew better, I knew I had nothing ado but to attend at some of our places of meeting to see him again.

I hae mair ado than I can manage the day, foreby ganging to houk up hunder-year-auld-banes.