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1don

verb \ˈdän\

: to put on (a piece of clothing)

donneddon·ning

Full Definition of DON

transitive verb
1
:  to put on (an article of clothing)
2
:  to wrap oneself in :  take on 3a

Examples of DON

  1. He donned his gloves and hat.
  2. <she donned her best gown for the ball>

Origin of DON

Middle English, contraction of do on
First Known Use: 14th century

2don

noun \ˈdän\

: a teacher in a college or university; especially : a teacher at Oxford or Cambridge University

: a powerful Mafia leader

Full Definition of DON

1
:  a Spanish nobleman or gentleman —used as a title prefixed to the Christian name
2
archaic :  a person of consequence :  grandee
3
:  a head, tutor, or fellow in a college of Oxford or Cambridge University; broadly :  a college or university professor
4
[Italian, title of respect, from donno, literally, lord, from Latin dominus] :  a powerful Mafia leader

Origin of DON

Spanish, from Latin dominus master — more at dame
First Known Use: 1523

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

DON

abbreviation

Definition of DON

director of nursing

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

Don

geographical name \ˈdän\

Definition of DON

river 1224 miles (1969 kilometers) Russia in Europe flowing SE & then SW into Sea of Azov

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