• Done, finished. Wichita
    Done, finished. Wichita
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj done cooked until ready to serve
    • adj done having finished or arrived at completion "certain to make history before he's done","it's a done deed","after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up","almost through with his studies"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Done, finished. Hidatsa Done, finished. Hidatsa
What shall be Done by the Owner What shall be Done by the Owner
"Josiah Allen's wife, Hatye has done real well, and I am glad that I discovered it." "Josiah Allen's wife, Hatye has done real well, and I am glad that I discovered it."
It's Done Every Day in St. Joe It's Done Every Day in St. Joe

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Manicuring the nails has been done by people for more than 4,000 years
    • Done p. p. from Do, and formerly the infinitive.
    • a Done Given; executed; issued; made public; -- used chiefly in the clause giving the date of a proclamation or public act.
    • Done It is done or agreed; let it be a match or bargain; -- used elliptically.
    • Done Performed; executed; finished.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A survey done by Clairol 10 years ago came up with 46% of men stating that it was okay to color their hair. Now 66% of men admit to coloring their hair
    • done As an auxiliary, used to express completed action: originally causal after have or had, followed by an object infinitive; in present use the have or had is often omitted and the infinitive turned into a preterit, leaving done as a mere preterit sign.
    • done Completed; finished; decided; accepted: used in an exclamatory way to signify acceptance of a proposition, as a wager.
    • done Completely used up; thoroughly fatigued; tired out: sometimes with out or up (or with for: see to do for, under do, verb).
    • done Completed; executed; issued; made public: used chiefly in the concluding clause of a formal document, expressing the place at which and the date on which it received official sanction and became valid: as, done at Washington this 15th day of May, etc.
    • done An obsolete form of the infinitive (and present indicative plural) of do.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the United States, 8.5 million cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures were done in the year 2001
    • pa.p Done dun of Do, often with sense of utterly exhausted: so Done up, Done out.
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  • Lady Stella Reading
    Lady Stella Reading
    “The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone.”
  • Virginia Woolf
    “It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done.”
  • Book Of Common Prayer
    Book Of Common Prayer
    “We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.”
  • Peter F. Drucker
    “Efficiency is doing better what is already being done.”
  • Lucille Ball
    Lucille Ball
    “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.”
  • Wilson Mizner
    “Don't talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.”


Been there, done that - People say this when they have already experienced what is being discussed.
Do as you would be done by - Treat and respect others as you would hope to be respected and treated by them.
Done to death - If a joke or story has been done to death, it has been told so often that it has stopped being funny.
Easier said than done - If something is easier said than done, it is much more difficult than it sounds. It is often used when someone advises you to do something difficult and tries to make it sound easy.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. corrupted from OF. doné, F. donné, p. p. of OF. doner, F. donner, to give, issue, fr. L. donare, to give. See Donate, and cf. Donee


In literature:

Nothing more could be done than was done for the sufferer.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
Thus, that which could not be done all at once, was done by degrees.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Lion, he say he done dis, en den he year 'bout how Mr. Man done dat.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
I wish to mark how it was done, and then note why it was done.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
When she had done what could be done at that hour within the house, there was something to do outside.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
What was to be done, however, had to be done quickly.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
When the doctor come, he said, 'You done killed her now.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
He almost shuddered at the thought that she was so near him; that what she had done had been done for him filled him with humility.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
If anything could be done, it must be done quickly.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Was she or was she not to lose her lover for ever because he had done this wicked thing?
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
This done he inserted the blade under the bark, and peeled it off, as he would have taken the skin from a buffalo.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
The psychological part of the story is very much over-done, and not truly done I think.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
If you should think it likely to be done, I should be glad to take some steps towards having it well done.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
If it had to be done, it couldn't be done more prettily.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
But this, if it be done at all, must be done on that evening.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
When he came down, he came and sat down by Honora, and said, 'He is going to bed, quite done for.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
We should have done it!
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
He had done all that could be done to bring Stanley to reason, but every effort failed.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
If I were not so hungry I would soon have done with this chatterpie who thinks she talks very little!
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Everything that's done is done for the farmers, an' the workin' men gets nothin' at all.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

In poetry:

But the damndest thing
That ever he done
Was the South Sea whaler
The Midnight Sun —
"South Sea Whaler. “Scrimshaw” Model" by Cicely Fox Smith
To endure for a little.
To endure and have done:
Men I love about me,
Over me the sun!
"The Approach" by Robert Nichols
Who lays on the sword ?
"I," said the Sun,
Before he has done,
"I'll lay on the sword."
"The New Knighthood" by Rudyard Kipling
The moment when he realised
Her girlhood done—
The truth her glass had long revealed
Of beauty gone.
"The Selector’s Wife" by Mary Eliza Fullerton
I am to write three lines, and you
Three others that will rhyme.
There—now I've done my task.
"What Is Fancy?" by Charles Lamb
But stay! what's there?
Late when I would have something done,
I had a motion to forbear,
Yet I went on.
"The Method" by George Herbert

In news:

Most bands set designs are done by the band, but the pyro is set up by technicians.
(AP) — Both sides of the debate over whether hydraulic fracturing has contaminated groundwater in Wyoming say they need more time to analyze the results of testing done by the US Geological Survey before they can comment.
If you wanted something to get done, you went to Zee.
You've done curls to death, but your biceps still aren't growing.
In this strained political climate, it's hard to imagine how anything gets done in Washington.
The Big Board 's Blueprint: Done Deal.
This was done in Springfield with a slight cloud cover, but still fun.
If he hasn't done so already.
Bit by Bit , Work Exchange Site Aims to Get Jobs Done.
Bit by Bit, Work Exchange Site Aims to Get Jobs Done.
On Saturday morning, Ryron Gracie did what he's done his whole life - teach martial arts.
The activists playing on the big screen showed how it's done, grabbing long poles and punching in the store windows of Prague, setting fire to trashed cars in ancient European streets.
Once the photo shooting is done, Stanton edits the photos.
When the grits are done, season with red pepper and black pepper.
I`ve Done Everything Song: RICK SPRINGFIELD.mp3.

In science:

Since the estimates of moments done in this paper are the same (no matter whether B(Ω, A) or L∞ (Ω, A) is used), we prefer to stay with B(Ω, A).
Random unitaries in non-commutative tori, and an asymptotic model for q-circular systems
This can be done by the transfer matrix technique.
Matter Correlations in Branched Polymers
This is done by comparing the results obtained with the use of two different versions of the implementation of the Verhulst factor.
Random deaths in a computational model for age-structured populations
This can be done by formulating the theory on a discrete lattice with lattice spacing a [139].
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
This can be done efficiently only in Euclidean space, where the gluonic weight function is exp(−SYM ) with SYM real.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
On the lattice, this was first done by Kalkreuter [147].
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
This is most easily done by fitting the numerically determined distribution of the smallest eigenvalue to the RMT result.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
At the moment, the largest experiment done is the scheduling of maintenances of units a Belgian electricy provider.
Below a renaming of the integer type is done to show how type information can enhance the readability of the specification. type_instance(pos,int).
This has been done in [St2] and [Schm]; see also the remarks in Subsection 3.3 and the very preliminary calculations for other classical groups in [F1].
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
This can be done if only we set m = p = (Γ(β+1))2 Γ(2β+2) so that the relative strength between fragmentation and mass loss process stays the same as β value increases.
Formation of a New Class of Random Fractals in Fragmentation with Mass Loss
This was done by imposing the periodic boundary conditions on the local cell, see the introduction.
Existence and homogenization of the Rayleigh-B\'enard problem
We have done calculations for noncommutative scalar field theories.
Space-Time Noncommutative Field Theories And Unitarity
In this method we may repeat the same calculation as done for the LUBOEI procedure.
Modelling Bose-Einstein effect from asymmetric sources in Monte Carlo generators
This is done by exploiting the methods of Kunen and Shelah and Harrington .
On the consistency of the definable tree property on \aleph_1