done

[ duhn ]
/ dʌn /

verb

past participle of do1.
Nonstandard. a simple past tense of do1.

auxiliary verb

South Midland and Southern U.S. Nonstandard. (used with a principal verb in the past or, sometimes, present tense to indicate completed action): I done told you so. He done eat his lunch.

adjective

Idioms for done

OTHER WORDS FROM done

half-done, adjective

usage note for done

4. In the adjectival sense “completed, finished, through,” done dates from the 14th century and is entirely standard: Is your portrait done yet?

Definition for done (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 done (1 of 5)

done
/ (dʌn) /

verb

interjection

an expression of agreement, as on the settlement of a bargain between two parties

adjective

British Dictionary definitions for done (2 of 5)

DO

abbreviation for

Doctor of Optometry
Doctor of Osteopathy

British Dictionary definitions for done (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 done (4 of 5)

do2
/ (dəʊ) /

noun plural dos

a variant spelling of doh 1

British Dictionary definitions for done (5 of 5)

do3

the internet domain name for

Dominican Republic
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Idioms and Phrases with done

done

In addition to the idioms beginning with done

  • done deal
  • done for
  • done in
  • done to a T

also see:

  • easier said than done
  • good as done
  • have done (with)
  • no sooner said (than done)
  • not done
  • over and done with
  • seen one, seen them all (been there, done that)
  • what's done is done
  • when all's said and done

Also see underdo.

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