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Definition of DON

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Don \Don\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Donned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Donning}.] [Do + on; -- opposed to doff. See {Do}, v. t.,
     7.]
     To put on; to dress in; to invest one's self with. [1913 Webster]

           Should I don this robe and trouble you.  --Shak. [1913 Webster]

           At night, or in the rain,
           He dons a surcoat which he doffs at morn. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Don \Don\ (d[o^]n), n. [Sp. don; akin to Pg. dom, It. donno; fr. L. dominus master. See {Dame}, and cf. {Domine}, {Dominie}, {Domino}, {Dan}, {Dom}.]
     1. Sir; Mr; Signior; -- a title in Spain, formerly given to noblemen and gentlemen only, but now common to all classes. [1913 Webster]

              Don is used in Italy, though not so much as in Spain. France talks of Dom Calmet, England of Dan Lydgate.                              --Oliphant. [1913 Webster]

     2. A grand personage, or one making pretension to consequence; especially, the head of a college, or one of the fellows at the English universities. [Univ. Cant] "The great dons of wit." --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

46 Moby Thesaurus words for "don":
     Herr, Master, Mister, abecedarian, assume, bwana, certified teacher, change, docent, doctor, dominie, draw on, dress in, educationist, educator, fellow, get into, get on, guide, guru, instructor, maestro, master, melamed, mentor, misrepresent, monsieur, mullah, pandit, pedagogist, pedagogue, preceptor, professor, pundit, put on, rabbi, sahib, schoolkeeper, schoolmaster, schoolteacher, signor, sir, slip, slip on, starets, teacher


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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