don

2
[don]

verb (used with object), donned, don·ning.

to put on or dress in: to don one's clothes.

Nearby words

  1. dominus vobiscum,
  2. domitae naturae,
  3. domitian,
  4. domnus,
  5. domrémy-la-pucelle,
  6. don giovanni,
  7. don juan,
  8. don juanism,
  9. don quixote,
  10. don river

Origin of don

2
1560–70; contraction of do1 + on; cf. doff

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don

1

verb dons, donning or donned

(tr) to put on (clothing)

Word Origin for don

C14: from do 1 + on; compare doff

don

2

noun

British a member of the teaching staff at a university or college, esp at Oxford or Cambridge
the head of a student dormitory at certain Canadian universities and colleges
a Spanish gentleman or nobleman
(in the Mafia) the head of a family

Word Origin for don

C17: ultimately from Latin dominus lord

Don

1

noun

a Spanish title equivalent to Mr : placed before a name to indicate respect

Word Origin for Don

C16: via Spanish, from Latin dominus lord; see don ²

Don

2

noun

a river rising in W Russia, southeast of Tula and flowing generally south, to the Sea of Azov: linked by canal to the River Volga. Length: 1870 km (1162 miles)
a river in NE Scotland, rising in the Cairngorm Mountains and flowing east to the North Sea. Length: 100 km (62 miles)
a river in N central England, rising in S Yorkshire and flowing northeast to the Humber. Length: about 96 km (60 miles)
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Word Origin and History for donned
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