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a·do

 (ə-do͞o′)
n.
Fuss; trouble; bother.

[Middle English, from the phrase at do : at, to (used with infinitive) (from Old Norse at; see ad- in Indo-European roots) + do, do; see do1.]

ado

(əˈduː)
n
bustling activity; fuss; bother; delay (esp in the phrases without more ado, with much ado)
[C14: from the phrase at do a to-do, from Old Norse at to (marking the infinitive) + do1]

ADO

abbreviation for
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) accumulated day off

a•do

(əˈdu)

n.
busy or delaying activity; bustle; fuss.
[1250–1300; Middle English (north) at do=at to (< Old Norse, which used at with the infinitive) + do do1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ado - a rapid active commotionado - a rapid active commotion    
ruckus, ruction, rumpus, commotion, din, tumult - the act of making a noisy disturbance

ado

noun fuss, to-do, trouble, delay, bother, stir, confusion, excitement, disturbance, bustle, flurry, agitation, commotion, pother And now, without further ado, let me introduce our benefactor.

ado

noun
Busy and useless activity:
Informal: to-do.
Translations

ado

[əˈduː] N without further or more adosin más (ni más)
much ado about nothingmucho ruido y pocas nueces

ado

[əˈduː] n
without further ado, without more ado → sans plus de cérémonie

ado

nAufheben nt, → Trara nt (inf); much ado about nothingviel Lärm um nichts; without more or further adoohne Weiteres

ado

[əˈduː] n without (any) more adosenza più indugi
References in classic literature ?
So these men, when they have promised great matters, and failed most shamefully, yet (if they have the perfection of boldness) they will but slight it over, and make a turn, and no more ado.
It is the knight's pavilion, said Merlin, that ye fought with last, Sir Pellinore, but he is out, he is not there; he hath ado with a knight of yours, that hight Egglame, and they have fought together, but at the last Egglame fled, and else he had been dead, and he hath chased him even to Carlion, and we shall meet with him anon in the highway.
While Little John from underneath his bushy covert had much ado to keep from roaring aloud in pure joy.
Some few days after this memorable meeting of the Gun Club, the manager of an English company announced, at the Baltimore theatre, the production of "Much ado about Nothing.
Which all who have no heart will think to contain much ado about nothing.
But even the superfluous ones make much ado about their death, and even the hollowest nut wanteth to be cracked.
He put his hand upon the sleeper's rear, as though feeling if it was soft enough; and then, without more ado, sat quietly down there.
Without more ado, therefore, I turned to meet the charge of the infuriated bull ape.
Phileas Fogg returned to the hotel, begged a moment's conversation with Aouda, and without more ado, apprised her that Jeejeeh was no longer at Hong Kong, but probably in Holland.
Monk took me to see in London, which was called, I think, `Much Ado about Nothing.
It is what I have been wanting all the time," said I, and then without more ado the little white figure rose and flung itself at me.
said the scissors; for she was angry; and without more ado, she CUT HIM, and then he was condemned.