doing

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noun do·ing \ˈdü-iŋ\

Definition of doing

  1. 1 :  the act of performing or executing :  action that will take a great deal of doing

  2. 2 doings plural a :  things that are done or that occur :  goings-on everyday doingsb :  social activities

Examples of doing in a sentence

  1. It's the doing of the good deed that is important, not the thanks you receive.

  2. is that mess in the kitchen your doing?

14th Century

First Known Use of doing

14th century


DOING Defined for English Language Learners

doing

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noun do·ing \ˈdü-iŋ\

Definition of doing for English Language Learners

  • : the act of making something happen through your own action

  • doings : things that someone does : things that happen


DOING Defined for Kids

doing

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noun do·ing \ˈdü-iŋ\

Definition of doing for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of performing :  action It will take some doing to beat us.

  2. 2 doings plural :  things that are done or that go on He asked about all the doings back home.



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