- Did is the past tense of do.
An example of did is a person having done something; I did it.
- simple past tense of do
did - Computer Definition
A PBX feature that allows incoming calls to connect directly to the station, without operator assistance. To accomplish this, each station is assigned a DID telephone number drawn from a bank of such numbers so designated by the local exchange carrier (LEC). (The last three or four digits of the DID number correspond to the internal station number, so the PBX dialing plan must be flexible enough to accommodate the DID numbering scheme.) When an outside caller dials that number, the terminating CO recognizes that fact and connects the call over a special DID trunk.The CO passes the DID number to the PBX in advance of the call, thereby enabling the PBX to automatically route the call directly to the station, without the intervention of an attendant. The service provider rents DID numbers to user organizations in groups or blocks of 50, 100, or 250, typically.
(Direct Inward Dialing) The ability to make a telephone call to an internal telephone extension within an organization without having to go through an operator.
Variant of do
transitive verbdid, done, doing
- to execute; effect; perform (an act, action, etc.): do great deeds
- to carry out; fulfill: do what I tell you
- to bring to completion; finish: dinner has been done for an hour
- to bring about; cause; produce: it does no harm; who did this to you?
- to exert (efforts, etc.): do your best
- to have or take (a meal): let's do lunch
- to deal with as is required; attend to: do the ironing, do one's nails or hair
- to have as one's work or occupation; work at or on: what does he do for a living?
- to work out; solve: do a problem
- to produce or appear in (a play, etc.): we did Hamlet
- to play the role of: I did Polonius
- Informal to imitate, or behave characteristically as: to do a Houdini
- to write or publish (a book), compose (a musical score), etc.
- to cover (distance): to do a mile in four minutes
- to move along at a speed of: to do 60 miles an hour
- to visit as a sightseer; tour: they did England in two months
- to translate: to do Horace into English
- to give; render: to do honor to the dead
- to suit; be convenient to: this will do me very well
- to prepare; cook: that restaurant does ribs really well
- to eat: let's do Mexican tonight
- Informal to cheat; swindle: you've been done
- Informal to serve (a jail term)
- Slang to take; ingest; use: we've never done drugs
- Slang to perform a sexual act upon; specif., to have sexual intercourse with
- Slang to kill
Origin of doMiddle English and amp; Old English don, akin to German tun, Old Saxon duan ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dhē-, to put, place, set from source Sanskrit dadhāmi, Classical Greek tithenai, to place, put, Classical Latin -dere (as in condere, to set down), facere, to do, make
- to act in a specified way; behave: he does well when treated well
- to be active; work: do; don't merely talk
- to finish: used in the perfect tense [have done with dreaming]
- to get along; fare: mother and child are doing well
- to be adequate or suitable; serve the purpose: the black dress will do
- to take place; go on: anything doing tonight?
- Chiefly Brit., Informal used as a substitute verb after a modal auxiliary or a form of have in a perfect tense: I haven't seen the film, but she may have done
- used to give emphasis, or as a legal convention: do stay a while, do hereby enjoin
- used to ask a question: did you write?
- used to serve as part of a negative command or statement: do not go, they do not like it
- used to serve as a substitute verb: love me as I do (love) you
- used to form inverted constructions after some adverbs: little did he realize
do a deal
- to criticize, belittle, or demean; disparage
- to gain advantage over, as by deception
- Slang to kill
- Informal to tire out; exhaust
do's and don'ts
- Informal to prepare
- to wrap up; tie up; fasten
- to arrange (the hair) so that it is off the neck and shoulders
do up right
do oneself well
Origin of domodeled on Ger sich gütlich tun
have to do with
- to be related to or connected with
- to be associated with; deal with