Origin of DOS
Definition for dos (2 of 5)
Definition for dos (3 of 5)
Definition for dos (4 of 5)
verb (used with object), present singular 1st person do, 2nd do or (Archaic) do·est or dost, 3rd does or (Archaic) do·eth or doth, present plural do; past singular 1st person did, 2nd did or (Archaic) didst, 3rd did, past plural did; past participle done; present participle do·ing.
verb (used without object), present singular 1st person do, 2nd do or (Archaic) do·est or dost, 3rd does or (Archaic) do·eth or doth, present plural do; past singular 1st person did, 2nd did or (Archaic) didst, 3rd did, past plural did; past participle done; present participle do·ing.
auxiliary verb, present singular 1st person do, 2nd do or (Archaic) do·est or dost, 3rd does or (Archaic) do·eth or doth, present plural do; past singular 1st person did, 2nd did or (Archaic) didst, 3rd did, past plural did; past participle done; present participle do·ing.
noun, plural dos, do's.
- to cause the defeat, ruin, or death of.
- Chiefly British. to cook and keep house for; manage or provide for.
- to kill, especially to murder.
- to injure gravely or exhaust; wear out; ruin: The tropical climate did them in.
- to cheat or swindle: He was done in by an unscrupulous broker.
- to wrap and tie up.
- to pin up or arrange (the hair).
- to renovate; launder; clean.
- to wear out; tire.
- to fasten: Do up your coat.
- to dress: The children were all done up in funny costumes.
- to forgo; dispense with.
- to dispense with the thing mentioned: The store doesn't have any, so you'll have to do without.
Origin of do1
Definition for dos (5 of 5)
noun, plural dos. Music.
Origin of do2
Examples from the Web for dos
Despite signing paperwork and a checklist of dos and don'ts, I was in way over my head.My ‘Kink’ Nightmare: James Franco’s BDSM Porn Documentary ‘Kink’ Only Tells Part of the Story|Aurora Snow|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dos Passos interweaved the stories of his more proletarian subjects with biographies of some well-known Americans.
They are a congressional odd couple, dos amigos with a powerful third working in the wings.Immigration’s Odd Couple: Two Puerto Rican Congressmen Forge a Deal|Sandra McElwaine|May 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The technology was still slow-ish, and I had to dictate into DOS and subsequently convert documents into Windows.‘Miracle Boy Grows Up’: Ben Mattlin Speaks to Jay McInerney|Jay McInerney|December 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Dos conservative is in denial of the evidence by comparison with other civilised, developed countries.
The men silently exchanged glances, all remembering their fruitless attempts to make a trail over the Dos Hermanas.The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy|Florence Partello Stuart
This, with a number of similar specimens, was obtained from an ancient grave at Dos Pueblos, Cal.Art in Shell of the Ancient Americans|William H. Holmes
Pueblos de candon Dos leguas adelante estan los Pueblos de candon tienen como mil y oçhoçientos hombres.
Further left is the steeple of the church dos Clerigos, said to be the loftiest in Portugal after that of Mafra.
Our party, three in number, reached Dos Rios in the morning and began work at the station with the women who were selling there.In Indian Mexico (1908)|Frederick Starr
British Dictionary definitions for dos (1 of 5)
n acronym for trademark computing
British Dictionary definitions for dos (2 of 5)
British Dictionary definitions for dos (3 of 5)
verb does, doing, did or done
- to arrest
- to convict of a crime
noun plural dos or do's
Word Origin for do
British Dictionary definitions for dos (4 of 5)
noun plural dos
British Dictionary definitions for dos (5 of 5)
the internet domain name for
Word Origin and History for dos (1 of 2)
Middle English do, first person singular of Old English don "make, act, perform, cause; to put, to place," from West Germanic *don (cf. Old Saxon duan, Old Frisian dua, Dutch doen, Old High German tuon, German tun), from PIE root *dhe- "to put, place, do, make" (see factitious).
Use as an auxiliary began in Middle English. Periphrastic form in negative sentences ("They did not think") replaced the Old English negative particles ("Hie ne wendon"). Slang meaning "to do the sex act with or to" is from 1913. Expression do or die is attested from 1620s. Cf. does, did, done.