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don1 British & World English

A university teacher, especially a senior member of a college at Oxford or Cambridge

don2 British & World English

Put on (an item of clothing)

Don British & World English

A river in Russia which rises near Tula, south-east of Moscow, and flows for a distance of 1,958 km (1,224 miles) to the Sea of Azov

don1 English Thesaurus

he had been a don at Oxford

don2 English Thesaurus

he donned a heavy overcoat

don New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

university teacher, especially at Oxford or Cambridge

Don in don1 British & World English

A Spanish title prefixed to a male forename

Budge, Don British & World English

(1915–2000), American tennis player; born John Donald Budge. He was the first to win the four major singles championships—Australia, France, Britain, and the US—in one year (1938). In both 1937 and 1938 he won the Wimbledon singles, men’s doubles, and mixed doubles

Don Juan British & World English

A legendary Spanish nobleman of dissolute life, famous for seducing women

Shula, Don British & World English

(1930-), US football coach and player; full name Donald Francis Shula. After seven seasons of playing professional football, he coached the Baltimore Colts 1963–69 and then the Miami Dolphins 1970–95. Upon his retirement in 1995, he had achieved a record 347 regular season and playoff games won. Football Hall of Fame (1997)

Don Juan English Thesaurus

he was notorious as something of a Don Juan

Don Juan New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

legendary Spanish nobleman famous for seducing women

Ameche, Don British & World English

(1908–93), US actor; born Dominic Felix Amici. A leading man in movies of the 1930s and 1940s, he made a comeback in the 1980s in such movies as Trading Places (1983), Cocoon (1985), and Cocoon: The Return (1989)

Don Quixote British & World English

The hero of a romance (1605–15) by Cervantes, a satirical account of chivalric beliefs and conduct. The character of Don Quixote is typified by a romantic vision and naive, unworldly idealism

Hutson, Don British & World English

(1913–97) US football player. He was a receiver as well as a safety and a kicker for the Green Bay Packers 1935–45. Football Hall of Fame (1963)

Don Quixote New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

romance (1605–15) by Cervantes

don't-know British & World English

A person who disclaims knowledge, especially one who is undecided when replying to an opinion poll or questionnaire

don't —— me British & World English

Do not use the word —— to me

don't start British & World English

Used to tell someone not to grumble or criticize

don't ask me! British & World English

Used to indicate that one has no idea of the answer to a question

Bradman, Sir Don British & World English

(1908–2001), Australian cricketer; full name Sir Donald George Bradman. Bradman holds the record for the highest Australian Test score against England (334 in 1930), and his Test match batting average of 99.94 is well above that of any other cricketer of any era

dos and don'ts British & World English

Rules of behaviour

no you don't! British & World English

Used to indicate that one intends to prevent someone from doing what they were about to do

don't you know British & World English

Used to emphasize what one has just said or is about to say

don't mention it British & World English

A polite expression used to indicate that thanks or an apology are not necessary

you don't say ! British & World English

Used to express amazement or disbelief

don't bet on it British & World English

Used to express doubt about something

don't I know it! British & World English

Used as an expression of rueful assent or agreement

I don't blame you British & World English

Used to indicate that one agrees that the action or attitude taken was reasonable

Senanayake, Don Stephen British & World English

(1884–1952), Sinhalese statesman, Prime Minister of Ceylon 1947–52. As Prime Minister he presided over Ceylon’s achievement of full dominion status within the Commonwealth

don't you believe it! British & World English

Used to express disbelief in the truth of a statement

don't hold your breath British & World English

Used to indicate that something is unlikely to happen

don't mind if I do British & World English

Used to accept an invitation

don't talk to me about —— British & World English

Said in protest when someone introduces a subject of which the speaker has had bitter personal experience

don't you dare in dare British & World English

Used to order someone threateningly not to do something

don't give up the day job British & World English

Used as a humorous way of recommending someone not to pursue something at which they are unlikely to be successful

don't give it another thought British & World English

Used to tell someone not to worry when they have apologized for something

don't call us, we'll call you British & World English

Used as a dismissive way of saying that someone has not been successful in an audition or job application

don't change horses in midstream British & World English

Choose a sensible moment to change your mind

two wrongs don't make a right British & World English

The fact that someone has done something unjust or dishonest is no justification for acting in a similar way

doncha British & World English

Don’t you

a Don Juan in Don Juan British & World English

A seducer of women; a libertine

if it ain't broke, don't fix it British & World English

If something is reasonably successful or effective, there is no need to change or replace it

don't come the raw prawn with me British & World English

Don’t treat me like a foolish or gullible person

don't start in start British & World English

Used to tell someone not to grumble or criticize


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