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Dictionary Definition

done adj
1 having finished or arrived at completion; "certain to make history before he's done"; "it's a done deed"; "after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up"; "almost through with his studies" [syn: through, through with(p)]
2 cooked until ready to servedo


1 an uproarious party [syn: bash, brawl]
2 the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization [syn: doh, ut]
3 doctor's degree in osteopathy [syn: Doctor of Osteopathy]


1 engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution" [syn: make]
2 carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance" [syn: perform, execute]
3 get (something) done; "I did my job" [syn: perform]
4 proceed or get along; "How is she doing in her new job?"; "How are you making out in graduate school?"; "He's come a long way" [syn: fare, make out, come, get along]
5 give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident" [syn: cause, make]
6 carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; "practice law" [syn: practice, practise, exercise]
7 be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity; "A few words would answer"; "This car suits my purpose well"; "Will $100 do?"; "A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"; "Nothing else will serve" [syn: suffice, answer, serve]
8 create or design, often in a certain way; "Do my room in blue"; "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest" [syn: make] [ant: unmake]
9 behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people" [syn: act, behave]
10 spend time in prison or in a labor camp; "He did six years for embezzlement" [syn: serve]
11 carry on or manage; "We could do with a little more help around here" [syn: manage]
12 arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding" [syn: dress, arrange, set, coif, coiffe, coiffure]
13 travel or traverse (a distance); "This car does 150 miles per hour"; "We did 6 miles on our hike every day" [also: done, did]done See do

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. In the context of "food": Ready, fully cooked.
    As soon as the potatoes are done we can sit down and eat.
  2. In a state of having completed or finished an activity.
    He pushed his empty plate away, sighed and pronounced "I am done."
    They were done playing and were picking up the toys when he arrived.
  3. Being exhausted or fully spent.
    When the water is done we will only be able to go on for a few days.
  4. Without hope or prospect of completion or success.
    He is done, after three falls there is no chance he will be able to finish.
  5. Fashionable, socially acceptable, tasteful.
    I can't believe he just walked up and spoke to her like that, those kind of things just aren't done!
    What is the done thing these days? I can't keep up!


  1. past participle of do




  1. holy

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

SOL, agreed, all bets off, all in, all off, all over, all up, amen, at an end, ausgespielt, be it so, beat, beat up, beaten, becoming, befitting, bien cuit, bone-weary, brought about, bushed, canceled, caused, cleaned up, comme il faut, complete, completed, concluded, conforming, correct, dead, dead-and-alive, dead-tired, deadbeat, decent, decided, defunct, deleted, depleted, dog-tired, dog-weary, done for, done in, done up, done with, doneness, down, drained, effectuated, effete, emptied, ended, executed, exhausted, expunged, extinct, fagged out, far-gone, fatigued, fini, finished, finished up, frazzled, gone, grown, jaded, kaput, knocked out, laid low, made, mass-produced, medium, medium-rare, nice, over, overcooked, overdone, perfected, perfective, performed, played out, pooped, pooped out, produced, proper, prostrate, raised, ready to drop, right, run-down, set at rest, settled, shot, shotten, so be it, so is it, so it is, spent, terminated, through, through with, tired, tired out, tired to death, tuckered out, used up, washed up, washed-up, weary unto death, well-cooked, well-done, whacked, wiped out, worn-out, wound up, wrapped up, you bet, zapped
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