doing Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “doing” in the English Dictionary

"doing" in British English

See all translations

doingnoun

uk   us   /ˈduː.ɪŋ/
  • doing noun (ACTION)

be sb's doing [U] to be done or ​caused by someone: Is this ​your doing? (= Did you do this?) It was not my doing.
See also
take some doing [U] to be ​difficult to do and need a lot of ​effort: Running a ​marathontakes some/a lot of doing.doings [plural] UK someone's ​activities: The doings of the British ​royalfamily have always been of ​interest to the ​media.
  • doing noun (THING)

doings [C] (plural doings) UK informal anything, ​especially a ​smallobject, whose ​name you have ​forgotten or do not ​know: I'm ​looking for a doings to ​hold up a ​curtainrail that's ​fallen down.
(Definition of doing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"doing" in American English

See all translations

doingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈdu·ɪŋ/
the ​act of causing something to ​happen by taking ​action: It was none of my doing.
(Definition of doing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “doing”
in Chinese (Simplified) 行为…
in Chinese (Traditional) 行爲…
What is the pronunciation of doing?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“doing” in British English

Word of the Day

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More