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Donald

[don-ld]
noun
  1. a male given name: from Celtic words meaning “world” and “power.”
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  • And there is one thing that I have to remember to caution Donald about.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • "Well, I call that mighty decent of a stranger," said Donald.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • "It's the best thing that ever happened to me," answered Donald Whiting instantly.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • Watching her intently, Donald Whiting thought of all these things.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • "Whistle when you are ready, Donald," called Linda as she turned away.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter


British Dictionary definitions for donald

Donald

noun
  1. ?1031–1100, king of Scotland (1093–94; 1094–97)
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Word Origin and History for donald

Donald

surname, from 13c. Scottish Dofnald, Dufenald, probably from Gaelic Domhnall, Old Irish Domnall (pronounced "Dovnall"), from Proto-Celtic *Dubno-valos "world-mighty, ruler of the world," from *walos "ruler" + PIE *dheub- (see deep (adj.)).

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