What is the meaning of do?


  • An uproarious party.
  • The syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization.
  • Doctor's degree in osteopathy.


  • Engage in.
    • usage: "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution"
  • Carry out or perform an action.
    • usage: "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"
  • Get (something) done.
    • usage: "I did my job"
  • Proceed or get along.
    • usage: "How is she doing in her new job"; "How are you making out in graduate school"; "He's come a long way"
  • Give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally.
    • usage: "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
  • Carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions.
    • usage: "practice law"
  • Be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity.
    • usage: "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"
  • Create or design, often in a certain way.
    • usage: "Do my room in blue"; "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest"
  • Behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself.
    • usage: "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"
  • Spend time in prison or in a labor camp.
    • usage: "He did six years for embezzlement"
  • Carry on or function.
    • usage: "We could do with a little more help around here"
  • Arrange attractively.
    • usage: "dress my hair for the wedding"
  • Travel or traverse (a distance. )
    • usage: "This car does 150 miles per hour"; "We did 6 miles on our hike every day"
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APAWordNet. (2010). do. Retrieved April 22, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/do/definitions/1217859
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