- The definition of done is finished or completed.
An example of something done is a meal that is fully cooked.
- Done is defined as to have accomplished something in the past.
An example of to have done something is to have completed homework yesterday.
My homework is done!
done definition by Webster's New World
- completed; ended
- sufficiently cooked
- socially acceptable because acceptable to arbiters of good taste: usually in a negative construction: it just isn't done
done definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Having been carried out or accomplished; finished: a done deed.
- Cooked adequately.
- Socially acceptable: Spitting on the street is just not done in polite society.
- Informal Totally worn out; exhausted.
- doneˈness noun
done - Phrases/Idioms
- dead, ruined, etc.
- discarded or dismissed as a failure
Variant of do
- 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: Middle 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