1. a Spanish gentleman or nobleman;
2. teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford);
[syn: preceptor, don]
3. the head of an organized crime family;
[syn: don, father]
4. Celtic goddess; mother of Gwydion and Arianrhod; corresponds to Irish Danu;
5. a European river in southwestern Russia; flows into the Sea of Azov;
[syn: Don, Don River]
6. a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for men that is prefixed to the forename;
- Example: "Don Roberto"
1. put clothing on one's body;
- Example: "What should I wear today?"
- Example: "He put on his best suit for the wedding"
- Example: "The princess donned a long blue dress"
- Example: "The queen assumed the stately robes"
- Example: "He got into his jeans"
[syn: wear, put on, get into, don, assume]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Don \Don\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Donned; p. pr. & vb. n. Donning.] [Do + on; -- opposed to doff. See Do, v. t., 7.] To put on; to dress in; to invest one's self with. [1913 Webster] Should I don this robe and trouble you. --Shak. [1913 Webster] At night, or in the rain, He dons a surcoat which he doffs at morn. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Don \Don\ (d[o^]n), 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 classes. [1913 Webster] Don is used in Italy, though not so much as in Spain. France talks of Dom Calmet, England of Dan Lydgate. --Oliphant. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
46 Moby Thesaurus words for "don": Herr, Master, Mister, abecedarian, assume, bwana, certified teacher, change, docent, doctor, dominie, draw on, dress in, educationist, educator, fellow, get into, get on, guide, guru, instructor, maestro, master, melamed, mentor, misrepresent, monsieur, mullah, pandit, pedagogist, pedagogue, preceptor, professor, pundit, put on, rabbi, sahib, schoolkeeper, schoolmaster, schoolteacher, signor, sir, slip, slip on, starets, teacher