see also: Done
  • (British) IPA: /dʌn/, [dɐn], [dʊn]
  • (America) enPR: dŭn, IPA: /dʌn/


  1. (of food) Ready, fully cooked.
    As soon as the potatoes are done we can sit down and eat.
  2. Having completed or finished an activity.
    He pushed his empty plate away, sighed and pronounced "I am done."
    They were done playing and were picking up the toys when he arrived.
  3. Being exhausted or fully spent.
    When the water is done we will only be able to go on for a few days.
  4. Without hope or prospect of completion or success.
    He is done, after three falls there is no chance he will be able to finish.
  5. Fashionable, socially acceptable, tasteful.
    I can't believe he just walked up and spoke to her like that, those kind of things just aren't done!
    What is the done thing these days? I can't keep up!
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • French: mort
  • Portuguese: acabado
  • Russian: истощённый
  • Russian: конченый
  • Spanish: acabado
  1. past participle of do#English|do
    I have done my work.
  2. (nonstandard, dialectal) simple past tense of do; did.
  3. (African American Vernacular English, Southern American English, auxiliary verb, taking a past tense) Used in forming the perfective aspect; have#Verb|have.
    • I woke up and found out she done left.
    • 2020, Moneybagg Yo, Thug Cry
      I done made some real bad choices with my life
  4. (obsolete) plural simple present of do#English|do
    • 1579, Edmund Spenser, The Shepheardes Calender
      The while their Foes done each of hem scorn.
    • 1606, Nathaniel Baxter, Sir Philip Sydneys Ourania, that is, Endimions Song and Tragedie, containing all Philosophie
      O you Caelestiall ever-living fires,
      That done inflame our hearts with high desires;
    • 1647, Henry More, The Praeexistency of the Soul
      The soul of Naboth lies to Ahab told,
      As done the learned Hebrew Doctours write,
Pronunciation Noun


  1. (colloquial, slang) Clipping of methadone#English|methadone.
    on the done

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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