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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a rapid active commotion;
[syn: bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stir]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ado \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. [1913 Webster] 2. Doing; trouble; difficulty; troublesome business; fuss; bustle; as, to make a great ado about trifles. [1913 Webster] With much ado, he partly kept awake. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Let's follow to see the end of this ado. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

ado n 1: a rapid active commotion [syn: bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stir]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

97 Moby Thesaurus words for "ado": agitation, annoyance, anxiety, besetment, bother, botheration, brawl, broil, brouhaha, burst, bustle, can of worms, commotion, confusion, disadvantage, disturbance, donnybrook, donnybrook fair, dustup, ebullience, ebullition, eddy, effervescence, effort, embroilment, evil, exertion, feery-fary, ferment, fermentation, fidgetiness, fit, flap, flurry, fluster, flutter, flutteriness, foofaraw, fracas, free-for-all, fume, furore, fuss, fussiness, great ado, hassle, headache, helter-skelter, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, hurry, hurry-scurry, inconvenience, maelstrom, matter, melee, pains, peck of troubles, pell-mell, perturbation, pother, problem, racket, rampage, restlessness, riot, rough-and-tumble, roughhouse, row, ruckus, ruction, ruffle, rumpus, scramble, sea of troubles, shindy, spasm, spurt, stew, stir, sweat, swirl, swirling, to-do, trouble, tumult, turbulence, turmoil, unquiet, uproar, vortex, whirl, whirlpool, whirlwind, worry, yeastiness
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

ADO ActiveX Data Objects (ASP, ODBC, MS, IIS)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

ActiveX Data Objects ADO (ADO) Microsoft's library for accessing data sources through OLE DB. Typically it is used to query or modify data stored in a relational database. Home (http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/ado270/htm/adostartpage1.asp). (2003-07-08)