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Meaning of DON

Pronunciation:  dân, dân

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a European river in southwestern Russia; flows into the Sea of Azov
  2. [n]  (Welsh) goddess; mother of Gwydion and Arianrod(Arianrhod); corresponds to Irish Danu
  3. [n]  a Spanish title of respect for a gentleman or nobleman
  4. [n]  (British) teacher at a university of college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford)
  5. [v]  put clothing on one's body; "What should I wear today?"; "He put on his best suit for the wedding"; "The princess donned a long blue dress"; "The queen assumed the stately robes"; "He got into his jeans"

DON is a 3 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: assume, Don River, get into, preceptor, put on, wear
 See Also: adult male, Celtic deity, dress, get dressed, hat, instructor, man, river, Russia, Russian Federation, scarf, slip on, teacher, try, try on



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Don\, n. [Sp. don; akin to Pg. dom, It. donno; fr. L.
    dominus master. See {Dame}, and cf. {Domine}, {Dominie},
    {Domino}, {Dan}, {Dom}.]
    1. Sir; Mr; Signior; -- a title in Spain, formerly given to
       noblemen and gentlemen only, but now common to all
             Don is used in Italy, though not so much as in Spain
             France talks of Dom Calmet, England of Dom Calmet,
             England of Dan Lydgate.               --Oliphant.
    2. A grand personage, or one making pretension to
       consequence; especially, the head of a college, or one of
       the fellows at the English universities. [Univ. Cant]
       ``The great dons of wit.'' --Dryden.
  2. \Don\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Donned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Donning}.] [Do + on; -- opposed to doff. See {Do}, v. t.,
    To put on; to dress in; to invest one's self with.
          Should I don this robe and trouble you.  --Shak.
          At night, or in the rain, He dons a surcoat which he
          doffs at morn.                           --Emerson.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abecedarian, assume, bwana, certified teacher, change, docent, doctor, dominie, draw on, dress in, educationist, educator, fellow, get into, get on, guide, guru, Herr, instructor, maestro, Master, melamed, mentor, misrepresent, Mister, monsieur, mullah, pandit, pedagogist, pedagogue, preceptor, professor, pundit, put on, rabbi, sahib, schoolkeeper, schoolmaster, schoolteacher, signor, sir, slip, slip on, starets, teacher