donning donning  /ˈdɑ nɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a Spanish gentleman or nobleman
  2. (n) teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford)
  3. (n) the head of an organized crime family
  4. (n) Celtic goddess; mother of Gwydion and Arianrhod; corresponds to Irish Danu
  5. (n) a European river in southwestern Russia; flows into the Sea of Azov
  6. (n) a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for men that is prefixed to the forename
  7. (v) put clothing on one's body

Usage(s):

  1. On Friday night, Michelle Obama showed her support for French fashion--and her good taste--by donning a short black sleeveless dress by Azzedine Alaia.
  2. There were stars everywhere and naked women with their bodies painted, donning crazy pagoda hairpieces.
  3. The North Vietnamese had arrived to stay, and students from the University of Hu acted as their guides, in some cases donning the uniform of Viet Cong regulars.

News

  1. George H.W. Bush turns colorful 89

    HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is showing off his love for colorful, outlandish footwear by donning Superman socks to celebrate his 89th birthday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Portsmouth Herald

  2. George H.W. Bush turns 89, wears Superman socks

    Former President George H.W. Bush is showing off his love for colorful, outlandish footwear by donning Superman socks to celebrate his 89th birthday. Bush spent Wednesday with his family at their summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. A birthday photo released by his office in Houston shows a smiling Bush on a golf cart, wearing red and blue socks with the DC Entertainment comic hero logo ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WMTW Portland

  3. Miss Michigan's Outstanding Teen contestants try to dazzle with talent, style, intellect at scholarship pageant prelims

    Donning white and pink dresses with shimmery waist accents, 30 teens from across Michigan appeared on the Frauenthal Center for Performing Arts' theater stage Tuesday night for the 2013 Miss Michigan's Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant's preliminaries.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Muskegon Chronicle

Quotes

  1. "Shah Rukh has got a completely new, young look in the film. He will be seen donning a hip-hop look and the clothes are also designed to suit the mood of the video. The song is a fusion of hip-hop and Indian music," Hegde told IANS.
    on Jan 15, 2007 By: Ganesh Hegde Source: Telugu Portal

  2. "I will not have another chance to play in a big tournament," said Vieira. "For me the French chapter is finished. That does not mean it erases all the great years I spent donning the blue shirt of France. On the club side, no, no and no is...
    on May 12, 2010 By: Patrick Vieira Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. "I would be lying if I said I have no ambition of donning the national team jersey," said Baloyi, who was in goal for Bafana at the 1998 Nations Cup in Burkina Faso. "It is every player's dream (to play for their country). I believe I have an...
    on Nov 27, 2007 By: Brian Baloyi Source: Independent Online

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