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1 an uproarious party [syn: bash, brawl]
2 the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization [syn: doh, ut]
3 doctor's degree in osteopathy [syn: Doctor of Osteopathy]


1 engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution" [syn: make]
2 carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance" [syn: perform, execute]
3 get (something) done; "I did my job" [syn: perform]
4 proceed or get along; "How is she doing in her new job?"; "How are you making out in graduate school?"; "He's come a long way" [syn: fare, make out, come, get along]
5 give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident" [syn: cause, make]
6 carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; "practice law" [syn: practice, practise, exercise]
7 be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity; "A few words would answer"; "This car suits my purpose well"; "Will $100 do?"; "A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"; "Nothing else will serve" [syn: suffice, answer, serve]
8 create or design, often in a certain way; "Do my room in blue"; "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest" [syn: make] [ant: unmake]
9 behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people" [syn: act, behave]
10 spend time in prison or in a labor camp; "He did six years for embezzlement" [syn: serve]
11 carry on or manage; "We could do with a little more help around here" [syn: manage]
12 arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding" [syn: dress, arrange, set, coif, coiffe, coiffure]
13 travel or traverse (a distance); "This car does 150 miles per hour"; "We did 6 miles on our hike every day" [also: done, did]did See do

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /dɪd/, /dId/
  • Rhymes with: -ɪd


  1. simple past of do




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Extensive Definition

DID may mean:
did in German: DID
did in Esperanto: DID
did in Italian: DID
did in Japanese: DID
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