What does ado mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stirnoun

    a rapid active commotion


  1. adonoun

    To do; in doing; as, there is nothing ado.

  2. adonoun

    Doing; trouble; difficulty; troublesome business; fuss; bustle; as, to make a great ado about trifles.

  3. Etymology: Northern at do ("to do"), supine of do, don "to do". Influenced by practice of marking supines using the preposition at, att (compare at gå "to go"). More at at, do

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Adonoun

    Etymology: from the verb to do, with a before it, as the French affaire, from à and faire.

    He took Clitophon prisoner, whom, with much ado, he keepeth alive; the Helots being villainously cruel. Philip Sidney, b. i.

    They moved, and in the end persuaded, with much ado, the people to bind themselves by solemn oath. Richard Hooker, Pref.

    He kept the borders and marches of the pale with much ado; he held many parliaments, wherein sundry laws were made. John Davies, on Ireland.

    With much ado, he partly kept awake;
    Not suff’ring all his eyes repose to take:
    And ask’d the stranger, who did reeds invent,
    And whence began so rare an instrument. Dryden.

    Let’s follow, to see the end of this ado. William Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew.

    All this ado about Adam’s fatherhood, and the greatness of its power, helps nothing to establish the power of those that govern. John Locke.

    I made no more ado, but took all their seven points in my target, thus. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    We’ll keep no great ado —— a friend or two ——
    For, hark, Tybalt being slain so late,
    It may be thought we held him carelessly,
    Being our kinsman, if we revel much. William Shakespeare, Rom. and Jul.

    Come, come, says Puss, without any more ado, ’tis time for me to go to breakfast; for cats don’t live upon dialogues. Roger L'Estrange, Fab. ii.


  1. ADO

    ADO stands for ActiveX Data Objects. It is a programming library or a set of components that facilitate data access and manipulation in a database. ADO provides a high-level interface for accessing different types of databases, such as Microsoft Access, SQL Server, Oracle, etc. It allows programmers to connect to a database, execute queries, retrieve and update data, and perform other operations efficiently. ADO is considered a standard data access method in the Microsoft ecosystem and is widely used in the development of applications that require database connectivity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adonoun

    to do; in doing; as, there is nothing ado

  2. Adonoun

    doing; trouble; difficulty; troublesome business; fuss; bustle; as, to make a great ado about trifles

  3. Etymology: [OE. at do, northern form for to do. Cf. Affair.]


  1. Ado

    Ado, archbishop of Vienne in Lotharingia, belonged to a famous Frankish house, and spent much of his middle life in Italy. He held his archiepiscopal seat from 850 till his death on the 16 December 874. Several of his letters are extant and reveal their writer as an energetic man of wide sympathies and considerable influence. Ado's principal works are a Martyrologium, and a chronicle, Chronicon sive Breviarium chronicorum de sex mundi aetatibus de Adamo usque ad annum 869. Ado's chronicle is based on that of Bede, with which he combines extracts from the ordinary sources, forming the whole into a consecutive narrative founded on the conception of the unity of the Roman Empire, which he traces in the succession of the emperors, Charlemagne and his heirs following immediately after Constantine VI and Irene. "It is," says Wattenbach, "history from the point of view of authority and preconceived opinion, which exclude any independent judgment of events." Ado wrote also a book on the miracles of St. Bernard, archbishop of Vienne, published in the Bollandist Acta Sanctorum; a life or Martyrium of St. Desiderius, bishop of Vienne; and a life of St. Theudericus, abbot of Vienne.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ado

    a-dōō′, n. a to do: bustle: trouble: difficulty: stir or fuss. [Contr. of at do = to do, a form of the infin. borrowed from the Scandinavian.]

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  1. AoD

  2. DAO

  3. do a

  4. DOA

  5. oda

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ado in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ado in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of ado in a Sentence

  1. Richard Rose:

    They're really much ado about nothing, these changes don't mean anything.

  2. Ben Carson:

    When I used the term 'much ado about nothing,' my point was that the media tried to create the impression that the pro-life community was nutty and going way overboard with the support of the patient.

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