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doing

[doo-ing] /ˈdu ɪŋ/
noun
1.
action; performance; execution:
Your misfortune is not of my doing.
2.
doings, deeds; proceedings; happenings; events.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English; see do1, -ing1
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  • In other words, it is the result of our own past actions and our own present doings.
British Dictionary definitions for doings

doings

/ˈduːɪŋz/
plural noun
1.
deeds, actions or events
2.
(Brit & NZ, informal) anything of which the name is not known, or euphemistically left unsaid, etc: have you got the doings for starting the car?

doing

/ˈduːɪŋ/
noun
1.
an action or the performance of an action: whose doing is this?
2.
(informal) a beating or castigation
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Word Origin and History for doings

doing

n.

early 13c., verbal noun from do (v.). From c.1600-1800 it also was a euphemism for "copulation."

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doings

noun
  1. Happenings: doings at the student union
  2. Nonspecific items, things one may have temporarily forgotten the name for: the doings on the kitchen table

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Related Terms

nothing doing, take some doing


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