did

[ did ]
/ dɪd /

verb

simple past tense of do1.

Definition for did (2 of 2)

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH do

dew do dew

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.
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British Dictionary definitions for did (1 of 5)

did
/ (dɪd) /

verb

the past tense of do 1

British Dictionary definitions for did (2 of 5)

DO

abbreviation for

Doctor of Optometry
Doctor of Osteopathy

British Dictionary definitions for did (3 of 5)

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 did (4 of 5)

do2
/ (dəʊ) /

noun plural dos

a variant spelling of doh 1

British Dictionary definitions for did (5 of 5)

do3

the internet domain name for

Dominican Republic
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