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Usage statistics for the verb do:

spoken English79.38%written English20.62%
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Do is sometimes a misspelling of did or go.

The word do is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun do

What does do mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • do: dos / do's (rare form)
  • DO: -

  1. an uproarious party
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonyms of do: bash / brawl
    • more generic word: party = an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment
  2. the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of do: doh / ut
    • more generic term: solfa syllable = one of the names for notes of a musical scale in solmization
  3. doctor's degree in osteopathy

Alternative definition of the noun do


  1. [colloquial] A party, celebration, social function.
  2. [informal] A hairdo.
  3. [colloquial, obsolete] A period of confusion or argument. [rfex]
  4. Something that can or should be done (usually in the phrase dos and don'ts).
  5. [music] A syllable used in solfège to represent the first and eighth tonic of a major scale.

Definition of the verb do

What does do mean as a doing word?

Do is the 3rd most common verb. It is used mostly in speech, being the most common verb in spoken English.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular

  1. engage in
    • examples: do research | do nothing
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of do: make
    • more specific words: exaggerate / overdo = do something to an excessive degree
  2. carry out or perform an action
  3. get (something) done
  4. proceed or get along
    • example: How is she doing in her new job?
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of do: come / fare / get along / make out
    • more generic words: go / proceed = follow a certain course
  5. give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
  6. carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
  7. be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
  8. create or design, often in a certain way
    • examples: Do my room in blue | Did he do his major works over a short period of time?
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonym of do: make
    • more generic words: create / make = create by artistic means
  9. behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
  10. spend time in prison or in a labor camp
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of do: serve
    • more generic words: pass / spend = use up a period of time in a specific way
    • more specific word: admit = serve as a means of entrance
  11. carry on or function
    • example: We could do with a little more help around here
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of do: manage
  12. arrange attractively
  13. travel or traverse (a distance)
    • example: This car does 150 miles per hour
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: go / locomote / move / travel = change location

Other definitions of do

What does do also mean?


  1. [rare] ditto


  1. Do a.k.a. Dominica, officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, is an island nation in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea, south-southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique. Its size is 750 square kilometres and the highest point in the country is Morne Diablotins, which has an elevation of 1,447 metres. The Commonwealth of Dominica had a population of 72,301 at the 2014 Census. The capital is Roseau which is located on the leeward side of the island.
  2. Do a.k.a. The Dominican Republic is a nation on the island of Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western three-eighths of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that are shared by two countries. Both by area and population, the Dominican Republic is the second-largest Caribbean nation, with 48,445 square kilometres and nearly 10 million people, one million of which live in the capital city, Santo Domingo.
  3. Do is a village in the municipality of Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  4. Do a.k.a. Shockoe Slip Historic District: Shockoe Slip is a district in the downtown area of Richmond, Virginia. The name "slip" referred to a narrow passageway leading from Main Street to where goods were loaded and unloaded from the former James River and Kanawha Canal. The rough boundaries of Shockoe Slip include 14th Street, Main Street, Canal Street and 12th Street.


  1. Do: Dominique Rijpma van Hulst is a Dutch singer known by her stage name Do. She is best known for singing the vocals of DJ Sammy's worldwide top 10 hit in 2002-2003, "Heaven", a cover of the 1980s hit by Bryan Adams. She has released two albums, Do and Follow Me.
    • also known as Dominique van Hulst, Dominique Rijpma van Hulst, Yanou presents Do, Yanou pres. Do
    • born on (34 years ago) in Valkenswaard
    • nationality: Netherlands
    • profession: Singer, songwriter, actor
    • member of musical group Marco Borsato & Do
    • genres: Pop music, Dance-pop, Adult contemporary music, Dance music, Nederpop
    • albums: "On and On", "Do", "Follow Me", "Voorbij", "Heaven", "Merry Christmas Baby / Everyday It's Christmas", "Zingen In Het Donker"
    • nomination:
      • nominated to World Music Award for World's Best Selling Dutch Artist
      • World Music Award for World's Best Selling Dutch Artist
    • official website:
  2. Do a.k.a. Dominique Gisin is a World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist from Switzerland.
  3. Do a.k.a. Marshall Applewhite: Marshall Herff Applewhite, Jr., also known as "Bo" and "Do", among other names, was an American cult leader who founded what became known as the Heaven's Gate religious group and organized their mass suicide in 1997. It was the largest mass suicide to occur in the United States, claiming the lives of thirty-nine people.


Do a.k.a. is a musical group.

  • albums: "The Await", "G.O.D.", "Den", "Everblast", "Dö"


Do a.k.a. Dominicana de Aviación: Compañía Dominicana de Aviación, usually shortened to Dominicana, was an airline from the Dominican Republic, serving as flag carrier of the country.

  • also known as Dominicana de Aviacion


  1. Do is a fictional character from the 2010 film Saranae Hen Phi.
  2. Do a.k.a. Dorinda is a fictional character appeared in the film series The Cheetah Girls.
  3. Do is a fictional character of the 2012 film Masquerade.
  4. Do is a fictional character from the 2012 film Trap for Cinderella.
  5. Do is a fictional character from the 2012 film The Normals.
  6. Do is a fictional character from the 1972 film Admiral Do Re Mi.


  1. "Do": Do is the eponymous debut album of Dutch singer Do, including the singles "Heaven", "On and On", "Love Is Killing Me" and "Angel By My Side". Do co-wrote 4 songs on the album, "Closer To You", "Should I", "Selfish" and "I Believe In Love". It charted at No. 3 in the Netherlands and was awarded gold certification for selling over 40,000 copies.
  2. "Do" is a musical album of Sachiko M & Toshimaru Nakamura.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  3. "Do" a.k.a. "Do!" is a musical album of DEPAPEPE.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  4. "Do" is a musical EP of Two Million Thanks.
    • released in
  5. "Do" is a musical EP of Max Duley.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  6. "Do" is a musical EP of Glenn Underground.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  7. "Do" is a composition.
  8. "Do" a.k.a. "" is a musical EP of .
    • released on
  9. "Do" is a musical album of Shank.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  10. "Do" is a musical album of MeLo-X.


  1. "Do" a.k.a. "The Blade" is a 1995 Hong Kong martial arts film co-written, produced and directed by Tsui Hark, starring Vincent Zhao, Moses Chan, Hung Yan-yan, Song Lei, Austin Wai, Chung Bik-ha, Valerie Chow and others. This film is notable for its unusual style which includes dramatic close-ups, employment of colour gels, frenetic camera use during the fight sequences and overall dark tone.
  2. "Do" is a 2009 short horror drama film written and directed by Pauline Pallier.


  1. Do a.k.a. : Dou or dō are one of the major components of Japanese armour worn by the samurai class and foot soldiers of feudal Japan.
  2. Do a.k.a. : Dō. It is very often used in Japanese Buddhism as a suffix in the name of some of the many buildings that can be part of a Japanese temple compound. The prefix can be the name of a deity associated with it or express the building's function within the temple's compound.
  3. do: .do is the country code top-level domain for the Dominican Republic. NIC.DO has administered the domain since 1991.
  4. Do a.k.a. : A Dō is any one of a number of spiritual, martial, or aesthetic disciplines that evolved in Japan and Korea. The term "Dō" is borrowed from the Chinese philosophical concept of Tao. The word means 'way', 'path', 'route', or sometimes more loosely, 'doctrine', 'principle' or 'lifestyle'. Within the context of traditional East Asian philosophy and religion, Dō is a metaphysical concept signifying the primordial essence or fundamental nature of the universe.
  5. Do a.k.a. Du is a Chinese family name. The name is spelled Tu in Taiwan. In Hong Kong it is translated as To, the pronunciation of 杜 in Cantonese. The Vietnamese equivalent surname is Đỗ.
    • also known as To, Tu, Đỗ
  6. Do is a file format.

Scrabble value of D2O1

The value of this 2-letter word is 3 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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