Hypertext Webster Gateway: "done"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Do \Do\, v. t. or auxiliary. [imp. {Din}; p. p. {Done}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Doing}. This verb, when transitive, is formed in the
indicative, present tense, thus: I do, thou doest (?) or dost
?, he does (?), doeth (?), or doth (?); when auxiliary, the
second person is, thou dost. As an independent verb, dost is
obsolete or rare, except in poetry. ``What dost thou in this
world?'' --Milton. The form doeth is a verb unlimited, doth,
formerly so used, now being the auxiliary form. The second
pers, sing., imperfect tense, is didst (?), formerly didest
(?).] [AS. d?n; akin to D. doen, OS. duan, OHG. tuon, G.
thun, Lith. deti, OSlav. d?ti, OIr. d['e]nim I do, Gr. ? to
put, Skr. dh[=a], and to E. suffix -dom, and prob. to L.
facere to do, E. fact, and perh. to L. -dere in some
compounfds, as addere to add, credere to trust. ??? Cf.
{Deed}, {Deem}, {Doom}, {Fact}, {Creed}, {Theme}.]
1. To place; to put. [Obs.] --Tale of a Usurer (about 1330).

2. To cause; to make; -- with an infinitive. [Obs.]

My lord Abbot of Westminster did do shewe to me late
certain evidences. --W. Caxton.

I shall . . . your cloister do make. --Piers

A fatal plague which many did to die. --Spenser.

We do you to wit [i. e., We make you to know] of the
grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia.
--2 Cor. viii.

Note: We have lost the idiom shown by the citations (do used
like the French faire or laisser), in which the verb in
the infinitive apparently, but not really, has a
passive signification, i. e., cause . . . to be made.

3. To bring about; to produce, as an effect or result; to
effect; to achieve.

The neglecting it may do much danger. --Shak.

He waved indifferently 'twixt doing them neither
good not harm. --Shak.

4. To perform, as an action; to execute; to transact to carry
out in action; as, to do a good or a bad act; do our duty;
to do what I can.

Six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work. --Ex.
xx. 9.

We did not do these things. --Ld. Lytton.

You can not do wrong without suffering wrong.
Hence: To do homage, honor, favor, justice, etc., to
render homage, honor, etc.

5. To bring to an end by action; to perform completely; to
finish; to accomplish; -- a sense conveyed by the
construction, which is that of the past participle done.
``Ere summer half be done.'' ``I have done weeping.''

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Done \Done\, a. [Prob. corrupted from OF. don['e], F. donn['e],
p. p. of OF. doner, F. donner, to give, issue, fr. L. donare
to give. See {Donate}, and cf. {Donee}.]
Given; executed; issued; made public; -- used chiefly in the
clause giving the date of a proclamation or public act.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Doni \Do"ni\, n. [Tamil t?n[=i].] (Naut.)
A clumsy craft, having one mast with a long sail, used for
trading purposes on the coasts of Coromandel and Ceylon.
[Written also {dhony}, {doney}, and {done}.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Done \Done\,
p. p. from {Do}, and formerly the infinitive.

1. Performed; executed; finished.

2. It is done or agreed; let it be a match or bargain; --
used elliptically.

{Done brown}, a phrase in cookery; applied figuratively to
one who has been thoroughly deceived, cheated, or fooled.

{Done for}, tired out; used up; collapsed; destroyed; dead;
killed. [Colloq.]

{Done up}.
(a) Wrapped up.
(b) Worn out; exhausted. [Colloq.]

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: having finished or arrived at completion; "certain to make
history before he's done"; "it's a done deed"; "after
the treatment, the patient is through except for
follow-up"; "almost through with his studies" [syn: {through},
{through with(p)}]
2: cooked until ready to serve

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