- dominus vobiscum,
- domitae naturae,
- don giovanni,
- don juan,
- don juanism,
- don quixote,
- don river
Origin of don1
verb (used with object), donned, don·ning.
Origin of don2
Origin of don3
noun Welsh Mythology.
Examples from the Web for don
We brought in Don Lemon, the year that he wrote his book, and I told that story to the audience that was there.
Nobody knows chaotic living quite like Don Draper, what with juggling high profile clients, his many paramours, and travel.
The Old-Fashioned is the crème of the cocktail crop—according to Don Draper, at least.
She reportedly also had a book collection worth more than €20 million, including a first edition of Don Quixote from 1605.
Don Terry, a senior writer at the Southern Poverty Law Center, doubts it.The Klan’s Call to Violence in Ferguson Blows the Lid Off Its Hypocritical Rebrand|Caitlin Dickson|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Don was telling some of his adventures, and no one but Celestia Ann in the kitchen noticed the ringing of the door-bell.Mildred at Home|Martha Finley
"Most illustrious caballero, Don Alcala de Aguilera, we have met before," said the man.The Spanish Cavalier|Charlotte Maria Tucker
Don Gesualdo had gone across the rough grass of the garden, and had passed out of sight beyond the tall hedge of rose-laurel.
Suspended from the gas pipe, which was bent and leaking, was Don Roberto.The Californians|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
By changing the course of his own boat, Don Camillo soon found himself within an oar's length of the other.The Bravo|J. Fenimore Cooper
verb dons, donning or donned
Word Origin for don
Word Origin for don
Word Origin for Don
noun plural -ries
- a bright red colour; cerise
- (as adjective)a cherry coat
Word Origin for cherry
1520s, from Spanish or Portuguese don, title of respect, from Latin dominus "lord, master." The university sense is c.1660, originally student slang; underworld sense is 1952, from Italian don, from Late Latin domnus, from Latin dominus (see domain). The fem. form is Dona (Spanish/Portuguese), Donna (Italian).
early 14c. contraction of do on (see doff). "After 1650 retained in popular use only in north. dialect; as a literary archaism it has become very frequent in 19th c." [OED]. Related: Donned; donning.
c.1300, earlier in surname Chyrimuth (1266, literally "Cherry-mouth"); from Anglo-French cherise, from Old North French cherise (Old French, Modern French cerise, 12c.), from Vulgar Latin *ceresia, from late Greek kerasian "cherry," from Greek kerasos "cherry tree," possibly from a language of Asia Minor. Mistaken in Middle English for a plural and stripped of its -s (cf. pea).
Old English had ciris "cherry" from a West Germanic borrowing of the Vulgar Latin word (cf. German Kirsch), but it died out after the Norman invasion and was replaced by the French word. Meaning "maidenhead, virginity" is from 1889, U.S. slang, from supposed resemblance to the hymen, but perhaps also from the long-time use of cherries as a symbol of the fleeting quality of life's pleasures.