verb (used with object), donned, don·ning.
- dominus vobiscum,
- domitae naturae,
- don giovanni,
- don juan,
- don juanism,
- don quixote,
- don river
Origin of don2
Examples from the Web for donned
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.Diane von Furstenberg Celebrates 40 Years of the Wrap Dress|Erin Cunningham|January 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Everywhere you look, new gadgets that can be attached, strapped on, or donned arrive on the market.
But he hated the way he looked with a face full of makeup and had nearly given it up until he donned his first mask.
Co-host Savannah Guthrie and news reader Natalie Morales donned latex gloves in celebration of the procedure.
Tad, after he had donned his clothes, returned to the scene of the conflict.The Pony Rider Boys in New England|Frank Gee Patchin
After "setting the hook" securely, Carol and Bill donned swim suits, dove overboard and swam lazily the 300 yards in to shore.The Day of the Dog|Anderson Horne
And I was completely won when I donned it; it was like a vest of silk.The Colonel of the Red Huzzars|John Reed Scott
Dave reached for his coat, donned it and buttoned it up, then stepped outside.Dave Darrin and the German Submarines|H. Irving Hancock
Lilly donned the old felt hat which many a storm had buffeted and many a shower discoloured.The Song of Songs|Hermann Sudermann
verb dons, donning or donned
Word Origin for don
Word Origin for don
Word Origin for Don
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.