Don meaning

dŏn
A distinguished man.
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(archaic) An important personage.
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Used as a courtesy title before the name of a man in a Spanish-speaking area.
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An important Mafia leader.
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To put on (clothing).
verb
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A Spanish nobleman or gentleman.
noun
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To put on (a garment, etc.); dress in (a certain color or material)
verb
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A head, tutor, or fellow of a Brit. college or university, esp. at Oxford or Cambridge.
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Sir; Mr.: a Spanish title of respect, used with the given name: abbrev. D.

Don Pedro.

noun
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To don is defined as to put on a piece of clothing.

When you put a hat on, this is an example of when you don a hat.

verb
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The leader of an organized-crime family.
noun
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To assume or take on.

Donned the air of the injured party.

verb
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(place) River in SC European Russia, flowing southward into the Sea of Azov: c. 1,200 mi (1,931 km)
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Don is defined as a Spanish title used to refer to a gentleman, or is a term used to describe a leader in an organized-crime family.

An example of Don is the title used to refer to a Spanish gentleman.

The head of a large branch of the Mafia family is an example of the don.

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(sciences) Dissolved organic nitrogen.
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A diminutive of the male given name Donald or Gordon.
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A river in European Russia, flowing 1200 miles to the Sea of Azov. Called Tanais in classical sources.
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A river in Scotland, flowing 62 mile to the North Sea.
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Eye dialect spelling of don't.
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Origin of don

  • Spanish dialectal Italian both from Latin dominus lord dem- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English contraction of do on to put on do1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition