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Don·na

 (dŏn′ə, dōn′nä)
n.
Used as a courtesy title before the name of a woman in an Italian-speaking area.

[Italian, from Latin domina; see Doña.]

Donna

(ˈdɒnə; Italian ˈdɔnna)
n
an Italian title of address equivalent to Madam, indicating respect
[C17: from Italian, from Latin domina lady, feminine of dominus lord, master]

don•na

(ˈdɔn nɑ)

n., pl. -nas.
1. (cap.) Madam; Lady: an Italian title of respect prefixed to the given name of a woman.
2. an Italian lady.
[1660–70; < Italian < Latin domina, feminine of dominus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.donna - an Italian woman of rankdonna - an Italian woman of rank    
Italian - the Romance language spoken in Italy
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
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I want a smoke, Jane, or a pinch of snuff, to comfort me under all this, 'pour me donner une contenance,' as Adele would say; and unfortunately I have neither my cigar-case, nor my snuff-box.
Allons, monsieur le professeur--asseyons-nous; je vais vous donner une petite lecon dans votre etat d'instituteur.
My grandmother was one of the survivors of the Donner Party.
You can participate in this year's Donner Party hikes on October 12 and 13.
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The trek is the third and final phase of Bergthold's effort to investigate alternate routes that could have been taken by the pioneer Donner party, whose 1846 wagon-train trip allegedly ended in cannibalism while snowbound in the Sierra Nevada.
Born in 1863 to serve the Central Pacific Railroad, the town grew up where trains paused to load freight and pick up steam to tackle Donner Pass ahead (or cool their brakes after coming over it).
Gallagher and William Donner have been appointed to the DG Systems, Inc.
It's a fine B-movie set-up, and for the first 45 minutes or so, Donner keeps things properly nerve-jangling, using a shaky hand-held camera and a cacophony of blaring sounds to put you on edge.
ASI offers telemark lessons at nearby Donner Ski Ranch, and operates a shop that rents nordic equipment.