does

1
[ dohz ]
/ doʊz /

noun

a plural of doe.

Nearby words

  1. doenitz,
  2. doenitz, karl,
  3. doer,
  4. doer and gone,
  5. doerfler-stewart test,
  6. does, doesn't,
  7. doeskin,
  8. doesn't,
  9. doest,
  10. doeth

does

2
[ duhz ]
/ dʌz /

verb

a 3rd person singular present indicative of do1.

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

Can be confuseddew do dew

Synonym study

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.

doe

[ doh ]
/ doʊ /

noun, plural does, (especially collectively) doe.

the female of the deer, antelope, goat, rabbit, and certain other animals.

Origin of doe

before 1000; Middle English do, Old English dā; cognate with Danish daa; akin to Old English dēon to suck

Can be confuseddoe dough

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British Dictionary definitions for does

does

1
/ (dʌz) /

verb

(used with a singular noun or the pronouns he, she, or it) a form of the present tense (indicative mood) of do 1

noun

Southern African taboo, slang a foolish or despicable person

Word Origin for does

Afrikaans

DO

abbreviation for

Doctor of Optometry
Doctor of Osteopathy

doe

/ (dəʊ) /

noun plural does or doe

the female of the deer, hare, rabbit, and certain other animals

Word Origin for doe

Old English dā; related to Old English dēon to suck, Sanskrit dhēnā cow

DOE

DoE

abbreviation for

(in Canada and, formerly, in Britain) Department of the Environment
(in the US) Department of Energy

do

1
/ (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

do

2
/ (dəʊ) /

noun plural dos

a variant spelling of doh 1

do

3

the internet domain name for

Dominican Republic

Doe

/ (dəʊ) /

noun

law (formerly) the plaintiff in a fictitious action, Doe versus Roe, to test a point of lawSee also Roe
John Doe or Jane Doe US an unknown or unidentified male or female person
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Word Origin and History for does
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