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Don

Noun

1 a Spanish title of respect for a gentleman or nobleman
2 teacher at a university of college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford) [syn: preceptor]
3 the head of an organized crime family [syn: father]
4 Celtic goddess; mother of Gwydion and Arianrhod; corresponds to Irish Danu
5 a European river in southwestern Russia; flows into the Sea of Azov [syn: 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]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

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

Translations

university professor
  • Dutch: professor, prof
  • German: Professor
  • Russian: профессор
mafia boss

Verb

  1. To put on (clothes).

Antonyms

Translations

put on

Breton

Adjective

don

French

Etymology

From donner

Pronunciation

Noun

don
  1. gift, talent
  2. gift (present)
  3. donation

Italian

Noun

don
  1. Father (a title given to priests)
  2. A title of respect to a man.

Korean

Noun

don (Hangul: )

Northern Sami

Pronoun

don

Old English

Etymology

From West , from . Cognate with Old Frisian duā, Old Saxon dōn (Dutch doen), Old High German tuon (German tun); and, outside the Germanic languages, with Ancient Greek sc=polytonic, Latin dare (and its derivatives, prefix + -dere, e.g. abdere, condere), Old Irish dorat (Irish déan), Old Church Slavonic sc=Cyrs.

Pronunciation

  • /doːn/

Verb

  1. to do

Conjugation

Descendants

  • English: do

Spanish

Noun

don
  1. gift, present
  2. gift, talent, knack
  3. A title of respect to a man, prefixed to Christian names (similar to English lord).

See also

Turkish

Etymology 1

Common Turkic *tōn

Noun

don

Etymology 2

Common Turkic *tong

Noun

don

Extensive Definition

The term Don or DON may refer to
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Don Nick Name Of Ibrahim Bhayat
don in Bosnian: Don (čvor)
don in Bulgarian: Дон
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don in Esperanto: DON
don in French: Don
don in Croatian: Don (razdvojba)
don in Italian: DON
don in Georgian: დონი
don in Dutch: Don
don in Japanese: ドン
don in Polish: Don (ujednoznacznienie)
don in Portuguese: Rio Don
don in Romanian: Don (dezambiguizare)
don in Russian: Дон (значения)
don in Slovenian: Don
don in Serbian: Дон (вишезначна одредница)
don in Swedish: Don
don in Turkish: Don

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