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don 1

 (dŏn)

n.

1. Don (also dōn) Used as a courtesy title before the name of a man in a Spanish-speaking area.

2. Chiefly British

a. A head, tutor, or fellow at a college of Oxford or Cambridge.

b. A college or university professor.

3. The leader of an organized-crime family.

4. Archaic An important personage.



don 2

 (dŏn)

tr.v. donned, don·ning, dons

1. To put on (clothing or an ornament, for example): donned long gloves for the costume party; don clown make-up for the performance.

2. To assume or take on: donned the air of the injured party.


[Middle English, contraction of do on, to put on; see do1.]

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don

(dɒn)

vb, dons, donning or donned

(Clothing & Fashion) (tr) to put on (clothing)

[C14: from do1 + on; compare doff]


don

(dɒn)

n

1. (Education) Brit a member of the teaching staff at a university or college, esp at Oxford or Cambridge

2. (Education) the head of a student dormitory at certain Canadian universities and colleges

3. a Spanish gentleman or nobleman

4. (in the Mafia) the head of a family

[C17: ultimately from Latin dominus lord]


Don

(dɒn; Spanish don)

n

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

[C16: via Spanish, from Latin dominus lord; see don2]


Don

(dɒn)

n

1. (Placename) 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)

2. (Placename) a river in NE Scotland, rising in the Cairngorm Mountains and flowing east to the North Sea. Length: 100 km (62 miles)

3. (Placename) 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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don1

(dɒn; Sp., It. dɔn)

n.

1. (cap.) Mr.; Sir: a Spanish title prefixed to a man’s given name.

2. (in Spanish-speaking countries) a lord or gentleman.

3. (cap.) an Italian title of address, esp. for a priest.

4. (in the English universities) a head, fellow, or tutor of a college.

5. the head of a Mafia family.

6. Archaic. a person of great importance.

[1515–25; < Sp, Italian < Latin dominus]

don2

(dɒn)

v.t. donned, don•ning.

to put on or dress in: to don one’s gloves.

[1560–70; contraction of do1 + on; compare doff]

Don

(dɒn)

n.

a river flowing generally S from Tula in the Russian Federation in Europe to the Sea of Azov. ab. 1200 mi. (1930 km) long.

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don

Past participle: donned
Gerund: donning

Present
I don
you don
he/she/it dons
we don
you don
they don
Preterite
I donned
you donned
he/she/it donned
we donned
you donned
they donned
Present Continuous
I am donning
you are donning
he/she/it is donning
we are donning
you are donning
they are donning
Present Perfect
I have donned
you have donned
he/she/it has donned
we have donned
you have donned
they have donned
Past Continuous
I was donning
you were donning
he/she/it was donning
we were donning
you were donning
they were donning
Past Perfect
I had donned
you had donned
he/she/it had donned
we had donned
you had donned
they had donned
Future
I will don
you will don
he/she/it will don
we will don
you will don
they will don
Future Perfect
I will have donned
you will have donned
he/she/it will have donned
we will have donned
you will have donned
they will have donned
Future Continuous
I will be donning
you will be donning
he/she/it will be donning
we will be donning
you will be donning
they will be donning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been donning
you have been donning
he/she/it has been donning
we have been donning
you have been donning
they have been donning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been donning
you will have been donning
he/she/it will have been donning
we will have been donning
you will have been donning
they will have been donning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been donning
you had been donning
he/she/it had been donning
we had been donning
you had been donning
they had been donning
Conditional
I would don
you would don
he/she/it would don
we would don
you would don
they would don
Past Conditional
I would have donned
you would have donned
he/she/it would have donned
we would have donned
you would have donned
they would have donned

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don

A lecturer at a British university or college, especially at Oxford or Cambridge.

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