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do·ing

 (do͞o′ĭng)
n.
1. Performance of an act: a job not worth the doing.
2. doings
a. Activities that go on every day: "A motley crew they are, their doings as dark as they are ludicrous" (John Simon).
b. Social events and activities.

doings

(ˈduːɪŋz)
pl n
1. deeds, actions or events
2. informal Brit and NZ anything of which the name is not known, or euphemistically left unsaid, etc: have you got the doings for starting the car?.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doings - manner of acting or controlling yourselfdoings - manner of acting or controlling yourself
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
aggression - deliberately unfriendly behavior
bohemianism - conduct characteristic of a bohemian
dirty pool - conduct that is unfair or unethical or unsportsmanlike
dirty tricks - underhand commercial or political behavior designed to discredit an opponent
offense, offensive activity, discourtesy, offence - a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
easiness - the quality of being easy in behavior or style; "there was an easiness between them"; "a natural easiness of manner"
the way of the world, the ways of the world - the manner in which people typically behave or things typically happen; "the ordinary reader is endowed with considerable wisdom and knowledge of the way of the world"; "she was well-versed in the ways of the world before she had taken the veil"; "he was amazingly innocent of the ways of the world"
Translations
أفْعال
činnost
aktivitetgøremål
mesterkedésektettek
athafnir, gerîir
faaliyetlerişler

doings

[ˈduːɪŋz] NSING (Brit) (= thing) → chisme m
that doings with two knobsaquel chisme con dos botones

doings

[ˈduːɪŋz] npl (= activities) → faits mpl et gestesdo-it-yourself [ˌduːɪtjɔːrˈsɛlf]
nbricolage m
modif [store] → de bricolage do-it-yourself enthusiastdo-it-yourself enthusiast nbricoleur/euse m/f

doings

[ˈduːɪŋz] npl
a. (exploits) → imprese fpl
b. (Brit) (fam) (thing) that doings over therequel coso

do

(duː) 3rd person singular present tense does (daz) : past tense did (did) : past participle done (dan) : negative short forms don't (dount) doesn't (ˈdaznt) , didn't (ˈdidnt) verb
1. used with a more important verb in questions and negative statements. Do you smoke?
2. used with a more important verb for emphasis; (I did buy a ticket but I must have lost it) ; (Do sit down) .
3. used to avoid repeating a verb which comes immediately before. I thought she wouldn't come, but she did.
4. used with a more important verb after seldom, ~rarely and little. Little did he know what was in store for him.
5. to carry out or perform. What shall I do?; That was a terrible thing to do.
6. to manage to finish or complete. When you've done that, you can start on this; We did a hundred kilometres in an hour.
7. to perform an activity concerning something. to do the washing; to do the garden / the windows.
8. to be enough or suitable for a purpose. Will this piece of fish do two of us?; That'll do nicely; Do you want me to look for a blue one or will a pink one do?; Will next Saturday do for our next meeting?
9. to work at or study. She's doing sums; He's at university doing science.
10. to manage or prosper. How's your wife doing?; My son is doing well at school.
11. to put in order or arrange. She's doing her hair.
12. to act or behave. Why don't you do as we do?
13. to give or show. The whole town gathered to do him honour.
14. to cause. What damage did the storm do?; It won't do him any harm.
15. to see everything and visit everything in. They tried to do London in four days.
nounplural do's
an affair or a festivity, especially a party. The school is having a do for Christmas.
ˈdoer noun
a person who does something. an evildoer; a doer of good deeds.
ˈdoings noun plural
the things which a person does. He tells me about all your doings.
done (dan) adjective
1. finished or complete. That's that job done at last.
2. (of food) completely cooked and ready to eat. I don't think the meat is quite done yet.
3. socially accepted. the done thing.
ˌdo-it-yourˈself noun, adjective
(of) the art or practice of doing one's own decorating, repairs etc (also DIY). I've just bought a book on do-it-yourself so I can try to tile the bathroom; a do-it-yourself job.
to-ˈdo
a fuss. a tremendous to-do about the missing papers.
I/he etc could be doing with / could do with
it would be better if I, he etc had or did (something). I could do with a cup of coffee.
do away with
to get rid of. They did away with uniforms at that school years ago.
do for
to kill or cause the end of. That attack of flu almost did for him.
done for
ruined, defeated or about to be killed etc. The police are coming – run for it or we're done for!
done in
exhausted.
do out
to clean thoroughly. The room's tidy – I did it out yesterday.
do out of
to prevent from getting, especially by using dishonest methods. My boss tried to do me out of a day's holiday.
do's and don'ts (dounts)
rules or advice for action. If you want to lose weight, I can give you a list of do's and don'ts.
do without
to manage without and accept the lack of. We'll just have to do without a phone; If you're too lazy to fetch the ice-cream you can just do without; I can do without your opinion, if you don't mind.
to do with
1. (with have) to have dealings with. I never had anything to do with the neighbours.
2. (with have) to be involved in, especially to be (partly) responsible for. Did you have anything to do with her death?
3. (with have) to be connected with. Has this decision anything to do with what I said yesterday?
4. (with be or have) to be about or concerned with. This letter is/has to do with Bill's plans for the summer.
5. (with have) to be the concern of. I'm sorry, but that question has nothing to do with me; What has that (got) to do with him?
what are you etc doing with
1. why or how have you etc got. What are you doing with my umbrella?
2. what action are you etc taking about. What are they doing with the children during the day if they're both working?
References in classic literature ?
Let all know, if perchance there be any who know it not, that enchanters of my degree deign not to concern themselves with the doings of any but kings, princes, emperors, them that be born in the purple and them only.
PREPARATIONS FOR A GRAND FESTIVAL IN THE VALLEY--STRANGE DOINGS IN THE TABOO GROVES--MONUMENT OF CALABASHES--GALA COSTUME OF THE TYPEE DAMSELS--DEPARTURE FOR THE FESTIVAL
Up rose Little John also, and all the merry men; then, after they had broken their fast, they set forth hither and thither upon the doings of the day.
To be punished and abused when I was doing my very best was so hard it took the heart out of me.
At any moment these men might have been seized with horror at what they were doing and might have thrown up everything and run away anywhere.
When the bather had finished dressing, he kneeled on the grass, doing something with his hands, and again stood up with his bundle under his arm.
The most to be expected from the generality of men, in such a situation, is the negative merit of not doing harm, instead of the positive merit of doing good.
How could you think of doing such a thing as taking a journey?
Stanley Cathcart, what the devil you and your assistant are doing shacking here in the cool of the day when you are the servants of the Bekwando Company and there's work to be done of the utmost importance?