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Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Idioms for do

Origin of do

1
before 900; Middle English, Old English dōn; cognate with Dutch doen,German tun; akin to Latin -dere to put, facere to make, do, Greek tithénai to set, put, Sanskrit dadhāti (he) puts

synonym study for do

3. Do, accomplish, achieve mean to bring some action to a conclusion. Do is the general word: He did a great deal of hard work. Accomplish and achieve both connote successful completion of an undertaking. Accomplish emphasizes attaining a desired goal through effort, skill, and perseverance: to accomplish what one has hoped for. Achieve emphasizes accomplishing something important, excellent, or great: to achieve a major breakthrough.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH do

dew, do , dew

Definition for do (2 of 5)

do2
[ doh ]
/ doʊ /

noun, plural dos.Music.

the syllable used for the first tone or keynote of a diatonic scale.
(in the fixed system of solmization) the tone C.Compare sol-fa (def. 1), ut.

Origin of do

2
1745–55; <Italian, inverted variant of ut;see gamut

Definition for do (3 of 5)

do.

ditto.

Definition for do (4 of 5)

D/O

or d.o.


delivery order.

Definition for do (5 of 5)

D.O.

or DO


direct object. Also d.o.
Doctor of Optometry.
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.
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British Dictionary definitions for do (1 of 6)

do1
/ (duː, unstressed , ) /

verb does, doing, did or done

noun plural dos or do's

Word Origin for do

Old English dōn; related to Old Frisian duān, Old High German tuon, Latin abdere to put away, Greek tithenai to place; see deed, doom

British Dictionary definitions for do (2 of 6)

do2
/ (dəʊ) /

noun plural dos

a variant spelling of doh 1

British Dictionary definitions for do (3 of 6)

do3

the internet domain name for

Dominican Republic

British Dictionary definitions for do (4 of 6)

DO

abbreviation for

Doctor of Optometry
Doctor of Osteopathy

British Dictionary definitions for do (5 of 6)

do.

abbreviation for

ditto

British Dictionary definitions for do (6 of 6)

D/O

d.o.

/ commerce /

abbreviation for

delivery order
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Medical definitions for do

DO

abbr.

Doctor of Osteopathy
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