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[ dond ]


  1. put on, applied, or assumed:

    Clad only in a hastily donned jacket and sneakers, I followed the others out into the snow.

    We stood with our binoculars, watching the warblers in their freshly donned breeding plumage.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of don 2.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of donned1

First recorded in 1830–40; don 2 + -ed 2( def ) for the adjective; don 2 + -ed 1( def ) for the verb

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Example Sentences

A second police officer who arrived a few minutes later donned gloves and checked on Arbery, who by then appeared to be dead.

Millions of people have donned masks and dramatically reshaped their daily lives to help fight the virus.

Back in May, the company’s vacant-minded managers directed staffers not to wear face masks, to the point that a Dallas-based employee had to sue for the right to don protective gear at work.

The city of Marietta required masks, with even pre-kindergarteners donning them inside school buildings.

Yellow-bellied marmots scampered around the trail like tiny mafia dons, unaware or uncaring that we were over 15 times their size.

The women of the city donned their abayas, the fabric drawn in around their waists.

The HAZ TAC paramedics donned special protective gear before they ventured inside the building.

Browne's "nuns" (models) donned sharp eyebrows, smokey eye makeup, and nails similar to those worn by Lorde to the Grammy Awards.

Even Amy Adams donned a vintage version of the frock in American Hustle.

The Dior dress Lawrence donned at the Globes bears a strong resemblance to a duvet cover accented with black tape.

Tim had made himself just a bit better than I, when he donned his well-fitting suit and pulled on his silly gloves.

The earth had donned her mantle of brightest green, and shed her richest perfumes abroad.

He donned it with the aid of Francoeur, nor did he forget the shield on which was emblazoned the golden sun of Clarides.

Still whistling under his breath, he took off his uniform and donned a strange one, of greenish gray.

Then, as though grown weary of the idyllic romance she was composing, Fortune donned the tragic robes of Nemesis.


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