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Doing definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DOING, ppr. [See Do.] Performing; executing.

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of performing or executing ; action <that will take a great deal of doing> 2. plural a. things that are done or that occur ; goings-on <everyday doings> b. social activities

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a an action; the performance of a deed (famous for his doings; it was my doing). b activity, effort (it takes a lot of doing). 2 colloq. a scolding; a beating. 3 (in pl.) sl. things needed; adjuncts; things whose names are not known (have we got all the doings?).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Doing Do"ing, n.; pl. Doings. Anything done; a deed; an action good or bad; hence, in the plural, conduct; behavior. See Do. To render an account of his doings. -- Barrow.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Do Do, v. t. or auxiliary. [imp. Din; p. p. Done; p. pr. & vb. n. Doing. This verb, when transitive, is formed in the indicative, present tense, thus: I do, thou doest (?) or dost ?, he does (?), doeth (?), or doth (?); when auxiliary, the second person is, thou dost. As an independent verb, dost is obsolete or rare, except in poetry. ``What dost thou in this world?'' --Milton. The form doeth is a verb unlimited, doth, formerly so used, now being the auxiliary form. The second pers, sing., imperfect tense, is didst (?), formerly didest (?).] [AS. d?n; akin to D. doen, OS. duan, OHG. tuon, G. thun, Lith. deti, OSlav. d?ti, OIr. d['e]nim I do, Gr. ? to put, Skr. dh[=a], and to E. suffix -dom, and prob. to L. facere to do, E. fact, and perh. to L. -dere in some compounfds, as addere to add, credere to trust. ??? Cf. Deed, Deem, Doom, Fact, Creed, Theme.] 1. To place; to put. [Obs.] --Tale of a Usurer (about 1330). 2. To cause; to make; -- with an infinitive. [Obs.] My lord Abbot of Westminster did do shewe to me late certain evidences. --W. Caxton. I shall . . . your cloister do make. --Piers Plowman. A fatal plague which many did to die. --Spenser. We do you to wit [i. e., We make you to know] of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia. --2 Cor. viii. 1. Note: We have lost the idiom shown by the citations (do used like the French faire or laisser), in which the verb in the infinitive apparently, but not really, has a passive signification, i. e., cause . . . to be made. 3. To bring about; to produce, as an effect or result; to effect; to achieve. The neglecting it may do much danger. --Shak. He waved indifferently 'twixt doing them neither good not harm. --Shak. 4. To perform, as an action; to execute; to transact to carry out in action; as, to do a good or a bad act; do our duty; to do what I can. Six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work. --Ex. xx. 9. We did not do these things. --Ld. Lytton. You can not do wrong without suffering wrong. --Emerson. Hence: To do homage, honor, favor, justice, etc., to render homage, honor, etc. 5. To bring to an end by action; to perform completely; to finish; to accomplish; -- a sense conveyed by the construction, which is that of the past participle done. ``Ere summer half be done.'' ``I have done weeping.'' --Shak.

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