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Donald

[don-ld] /ˈdɒn ld/
noun
1.
a male given name: from Celtic words meaning “world” and “power.”.
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  • The game has been located, and Sir Donald can investigate at leisure.

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  • Watching her intently, Donald Whiting thought of all these things.

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  • "If the tongue isn't to talk with, it isn't to tell a lie with," added Donald.

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  • I am so glad for the friendship you have formed with Donald Whiting.

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  • She hesitated, then asked abruptly, "Who is Mr. Donald Estey, please?"

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British Dictionary definitions for Donald

Donald

/ˈdɒnəld/
noun
1.
?1031–1100, king of Scotland (1093–94; 1094–97)
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Word Origin and History for Donald

surname, from 13c. Scottish Dofnald, Dufenald, probably from Gaelic Domhnall, Old Irish Domnall (pronounced "Dovnall"), from Proto-Celtic *Dubno-valos "world-mighty, ruler of the world," from *walos "ruler" + PIE *dheub- (see deep (adj.)).

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