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Meaning of ADO

Pronunciation:  u'doo

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a rapid bustling commotion

ADO is a 3 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: bustle, flurry, fuss, hustle, stir
 See Also: commotion, din, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, tumult



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*do"\ ([.a]*d[=oo]"), (1) v. inf., (2) n. [OE. at do,
northern form for to do. Cf. {Affair}.]
1. To do; in doing; as, there is nothing ado. ``What is here
   ado?'' --J. Newton.

2. Doing; trouble; difficulty; troublesome business; fuss;
   bustle; as, to make a great ado about trifles.

         With much ado, he partly kept awake.  --Dryden.

         Let's follow to see the end of this ado. --Shak.

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