What does DON mean?

Definitions for DONdɒn; Sp., It. dɔn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word DON.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Don(noun)

    a Spanish gentleman or nobleman

  2. preceptor, don(noun)

    teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford)

  3. don, father(noun)

    the head of an organized crime family

  4. Don(noun)

    Celtic goddess; mother of Gwydion and Arianrhod; corresponds to Irish Danu

  5. Don, Don River(noun)

    a European river in southwestern Russia; flows into the Sea of Azov

  6. Don(verb)

    a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for men that is prefixed to the forename

    "Don Roberto"

  7. wear, put on, get into, don, assume(verb)

    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"


  1. Don(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of the male given name Donald or Gordon.

  2. Don(ProperNoun)

    A river in European Russia, flowing 1200 mile to the Sea of Azov. Called Tanais in classical sources.

  3. Don(ProperNoun)

    A river in Scotland, flowing 62 mile to the North Sea.

  4. Origin: From dōnan, from dʰeh₁-. Cognate with Old Frisian dua (West Frisian dwaan), Old Saxon don, doan, duan, duon (Dutch doen), Old High German tuon (German tun); and, outside the Germanic languages, with Ancient Greek , Latin facio, Old Irish dorat (Irish déan), Old Church Slavonic .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Don(noun)

    sir; Mr; Signior; -- a title in Spain, formerly given to noblemen and gentlemen only, but now common to all classes

  2. Don(noun)

    a grand personage, or one making pretension to consequence; especially, the head of a college, or one of the fellows at the English universities

  3. Don(verb)

    to put on; to dress in; to invest one's self with

  4. Origin: [Sp. don; akin to Pg. dom, It. donno; fr. L. dominus master. See Dame, and cf. Domine, Dominie, Domino, Dan, Dom.]


  1. Don

    Don from Latin dominus, is an honorific title used in Iberia and Italy. The female equivalent is doña, Donna, and Dona, abbreviated "Dª" or simply "D."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Don

    don, n. a Spanish title, corresponding to English Sir, formerly applied only to noblemen, now to all classes: a fellow of a college, a college authority: (coll.) a swell, adept:—fem. Doña, in English, usually with the Italian spelling, Don′na.—adj. Don′nish, pertaining to a don: with the airs of a don.—ns. Don′nism, self-importance; Don′ship, rank or dignity of a don. [Sp.,—L. dominus.]

  2. Don

    don, v.t. to do or put on: to assume:—pr.p. don′ning; pa.p. donned. [A contr. of do on.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Don

    a Russian river, the ancient Tanaïs; flows southward from its source in the province of Tula, and after a course of 1153 m. falls into the Sea of Azov; also the name of a river in Aberdeenshire, and another in Yorkshire.

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  1. DON

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Anagrams for DON »

  1. NOD, nod


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DON in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DON in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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