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Meaning & Definition of Do in English

English

Do

/du/

noun

1. An uproarious party

    synonym:
  • bash
  • ,
  • do
  • ,
  • brawl

2. The syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization

    synonym:
  • do
  • ,
  • doh
  • ,
  • ut

3. Doctor's degree in osteopathy

    synonym:
  • Doctor of Osteopathy
  • ,
  • DO

verb

1. Engage in

  • "Make love, not war"
  • "Make an effort"
  • "Do research"
  • "Do nothing"
  • "Make revolution"
    synonym:
  • make
  • ,
  • do

2. Carry out or perform an action

  • "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"
  • "The skater executed a triple pirouette"
  • "She did a little dance"
    synonym:
  • perform
  • ,
  • execute
  • ,
  • do

3. Get (something) done

  • "I did my job"
    synonym:
  • do
  • ,
  • perform

4. Proceed or get along

  • "How is she doing in her new job?"
  • "How are you making out in graduate school?"
  • "He's come a long way"
    synonym:
  • do
  • ,
  • fare
  • ,
  • make out
  • ,
  • come
  • ,
  • get along

5. Give rise to

  • Cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
  • "Cause a commotion"
  • "Make a stir"
  • "Cause an accident"
    synonym:
  • cause
  • ,
  • do
  • ,
  • make

6. Carry out or practice

  • As of jobs and professions
  • "Practice law"
    synonym:
  • practice
  • ,
  • practise
  • ,
  • exercise
  • ,
  • do

7. Be sufficient

  • Be adequate, either in quality or quantity
  • "A few words would answer"
  • "This car suits my purpose well"
  • "Will $100 do?"
  • "A 'b' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"
  • "Nothing else will serve"
    synonym:
  • suffice
  • ,
  • do
  • ,
  • answer
  • ,
  • serve

8. Create or design, often in a certain way

  • "Do my room in blue"
  • "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest"
    synonym:
  • do
  • ,
  • make

9. Behave in a certain manner

  • Show a certain behavior
  • Conduct or comport oneself
  • "You should act like an adult"
  • "Don't behave like a fool"
  • "What makes her do this way?"
  • "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
    synonym:
  • act
  • ,
  • behave
  • ,
  • do

10. Spend time in prison or in a labor camp

  • "He did six years for embezzlement"
    synonym:
  • serve
  • ,
  • do

11. Carry on or function

  • "We could do with a little more help around here"
    synonym:
  • do
  • ,
  • manage

12. Arrange attractively

  • "Dress my hair for the wedding"
    synonym:
  • dress
  • ,
  • arrange
  • ,
  • set
  • ,
  • do
  • ,
  • coif
  • ,
  • coiffe
  • ,
  • coiffure

13. Travel or traverse (a distance)

  • "This car does 150 miles per hour"
  • "We did 6 miles on our hike every day"
    synonym:
  • do

Examples of using

Do you want this or don't you?
Do you want this or don't you?
I'll teach you how to do that.