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Definitions of Does

  1. The 3d pers. sing. pres. of Do. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. 3d pers. sing. pres. ind. of to do. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. 3d per. sing. ind. pres. of DO, v. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. 3d sing. pres. tense; this will do, this will answer the purpose; how do you do, how are you in health; how do you get on-usually a mere salutation of respect; done up, ruined; to do with, to make use of; to employ; to do away, to remove; to destroy; to do up, to envelop; to pack up; to do with, to dispose of; to employ; to do for, to answer for; to suit; colloquially, to baffle completely; to ruin; to do without, to be able to dispense with; to get along without; do is used along with a verb to render it emphatic, as, "I do love." Note 1.-do performs pretty much the same office, as a verb, which thing does, as a noun; thing may be put for almost any object, and do may be used instead of almost any verb in order to save the repetition of the verb, as, "I shall come, but if I do not, go away," that is, "if I come not." Note 2.-do expresses vehement command, an earnest request, as, "do help me;" "make haste, do." Note 3.-do. to succeed, to fulfil a purpose, is really different from the world do, to act, to perform. As will be observed, they are from different roots, but their significations are so intermingled that it appears impracticable to group them under their separate heads. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. Third person singular present of the verb do. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for Does

  1. What does one want for? – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  2. But does does Stephen know? – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
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