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don1 / dän/ • n. 1. (Don) a Spanish title prefixed to a male forename. ∎  a Spanish gentleman; a Spaniard. ∎ inf. a high-ranking member of the Mafia. 2. a university teacher, esp. a senior member of a college at Oxford or Cambridge. DERIVATIVES: don·ship / ship/ n. don2 • v. (donned , don·ning ) [tr.] put on (an item of clothing): in the locker room the players donned their football jerseys.

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Don (river, England)

Don (dôn), river, c.70 mi (110 km) long, rising in the Pennines, N England. It flows SE through Sheffield, then turns NE and flows past Rotherham and Doncaster to the River Ouse at Goole. Canals and locks enable barges to reach Sheffield.

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don 2, Don Sp. title prefixed to a man's Christian name; Sp. gentleman, Spaniard; distinguished or important man; (in English universities) head, fellow, or tutor of a college. XVII. — Sp. :- L. dominus (see DOM).

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don a university teacher, especially a senior member of a college at Oxford or Cambridge; originally, a transferred colloquial use of the word as a Spanish title prefixed to a male forename.

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don

don 1 put on. XIV. contr. of do on; DO 1 (in the sense ‘put’) ON adv.

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don

donaide-de-camp, aides-de-camp, anon, Asunción, au courant, begone, Bonn, bon vivant, Caen, Canton, Carcassonne, Ceylon, chaconne, chateaubriand, ci-devant, Colón, colon, Concepción, con (US conn), cretonne, don, Duchamp, Evonne, foregone, fromage blanc, Gabon, Garonne, gone, guenon, hereupon, Inchon, Jean, john, Jon, Le Mans, León, Luzon, Mont Blanc, Narbonne, odds-on, on, outgone, outshone, Perón, phon, piñon, Pinot Blanc, plafond, Ramón, Saigon, Saint-Saëns, Sand, Schwann, scone, shone, side-on, sine qua non, Sorbonne, spot-on, swan, thereon, thereupon, ton, Toulon, undergone, upon, Villon, wan, whereon, whereupon, won, wonton, yon, Yvonne •crayon, rayon •Leon, Lyons, neon, prion •Ceredigion • Mabinogion • nucleon •Amiens • dupion • parathion •Laocoon •gluon, Rouen •bon-bon • Audubon

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Don

Don River of sw Russia. Rising se of Tula, it flows s, then sw to the Sea of Azov. Rostov is the major port. Annual floods are controlled by the Tsimlyansk Reservoir. The Don is navigable for 1370km (850mi), and is an important shipping route for grain, timber and coal. It is linked by canal to the River Volga. Length: 1930km (1200mi).

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