"dos" in the noun sense
1. bash, do, brawl
an uproarious party
"the Department of State was created in 1789"
2. do, doh, ut
the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
3. Doctor of Osteopathy, DO
doctor's degree in osteopathy
"dos" in the verb sense
1. make, do
"make love, not war"
"make an effort"
2. perform, execute, do
carry out or perform an action
"John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"
"the skater executed a triple pirouette"
"she did a little dance"
3. do, perform
get (something) done
"I did my job"
4. do, fare, make out, come, get along
proceed or get along
"How is she doing in her new job?"
"How are you making out in graduate school?"
"He's come a long way"
5. cause, do, make
give rise to cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
"cause a commotion"
"make a stir"
"cause an accident"
6. practice, practise, exercise, do
carry out or practice as of jobs and professions
7. suffice, do, answer, serve
be sufficient be adequate, either in quality or quantity
"A few words would answer"
"This car suits my purpose well"
"Will $100 do?"
"A `B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"
"Nothing else will serve"
8. do, make
create or design, often in a certain way
"Do my room in blue"
"I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest"
9. act, behave, do
behave in a certain manner show a certain behavior conduct or comport oneself
"You should act like an adult"
"Don't behave like a fool"
"What makes her do this way?"
"The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
10. serve, do
spend time in prison or in a labor camp
"He did six years for embezzlement"
11. do, manage
carry on or function
"We could do with a little more help around here"
12. dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure
"dress my hair for the wedding"
travel or traverse (a distance
"This car does 150 miles per hour"
"We did 6 miles on our hike every day"
Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)
Princeton University "About WordNet®."
WordNet®. Princeton University. 2010.
View WordNet® License