Word of the Day: Done


done / dŭn


1. finished; completed

The man who says it cannot be done, should not interrupt a man who is doing it.

Chinese Proverb

2. sufficiently cooked

To roast anything, just apply a light coating of oil to a food, season it, and place it in a low walled pan and put it in a hot oven until it is done.

“Cooking Terms and Techniques”, ‘Kitchen Kapers’, www.kitchenkapers.com/pages/terms, accessed March 13, 2023

3. socially acceptable

They had forced on her her ‘woman’s destiny’ by saying, ‘This isn’t done, this isn’t good, this isn’t worthy of a lady.’

Indira Gandhi, 1917 – 1984

4. worn out; used up; exhausted

Please help us find an appropriate sample sentence for this meaning of done.


1. the past participle of the verb ‘do’

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.

From the “Book Of Common Prayer”