done Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “done” in the English Dictionary

"done" in British English

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uk   us   /dʌn/
past participle of do

doneadjective [after verb]

uk   us   /dʌn/

done adjective [after verb] (DEALT WITH)

If something is done, or you are done with it, it is ​finished, or you have ​finished doing, using it, etc.: The ​painting is ​almost done - I just have one ​corner of the ​kitchenleft. Are you done with those ​scissorsyet?mainly US I'm all done with the ​vacuuming. Is there anything ​else I can do?a done deal a ​plan that has been ​formallyarranged or ​agreed and that is now ​certain to ​happen: Although it has ​yet to ​happen, ​reform of the ​sector is ​regarded as a done ​deal.
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done adjective [after verb] (COOKED)

cooked: Are the ​vegetables done (= have they ​finishedcooking)yet? "How would you like ​yoursteak done?" "Well done (= ​cooked for a ​longtime), ​please."


said to show that you ​accept someone's ​offer or that you ​agree to something: "I'll give you 20 ​quid for all five of them." "Done!"
(Definition of done from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"done" in American English

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 us   /dʌn/
past participle of do You can say “done” to show that you ​agree to something: “I’ll give you $25 for the ​chair.” “Done!”
(Definition of done from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"done" in Business English

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uk   us   /dʌn/
a done deal a ​formallyarranged and ​agreedplan that will certainly ​happen: "The ​merger is far from a done ​deal," said a ​spokeswoman.
Done! said to show that you ​accept an ​offer or ​agree to something: I said "£5,000" to which he ​replied, "Done!" and ​shook my ​hand.
(Definition of done from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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