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See also dūn, dún, dǔn, dùn, and dün

English

Etymology 1

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Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
dun

Plural
s

dun (s)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a brownish grey colour.
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Translations

Adjective

dun (not comparable)

Positive
dun

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (color) of a brownish grey colour.
Translations

Derived terms

See also

Etymology 2

Origin uncertain.

Noun

Singular
dun

Plural
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dun ({{{1}}})
  1. (countable) A collector of debts.
    "Melancholy duns came looking for him at all hours", G. Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London, Ch. 18
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Verb

Infinitive
to dun

Third person singular
dun

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
n

to dun (third-person singular simple present dun, present participle n, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (transitive) To ask or beset a debtor for payment.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 577:
      Of all he had received from Lady Bellaston, not above five guineas remained and that very morning he had been dunned by a tradesman for twice that sum.
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Etymology 3

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Pronunciation

The "u" is long, so the word is also spelled "doon".

Noun

Singular
dun

Plural
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dun ({{{1}}})
  1. A valley in the Himalayan foothills, e.g. Dehra Dun.

Etymology 4

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Noun

Singular
dun

Plural
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dun ({{{1}}})
  1. (countable) A newly hatched, immature mayfly
Translations

Etymology 5

from do

Verb

dun

  1. (informal) Eye dialect spelling of done: simple past tense and past participle of do.
    He 'dun' it before and he dun it again.
    Now, ya 'dun' it!

Dutch

Adjective

dun (declined dunne, comparative dunner, superlative dunste)

  1. thin, slender

Antonyms


Galician

Etymology

From contraction of preposition de (of) + masculine article un (a, one)

Contraction

dun m. (feminine dunha, masculine plural duns, feminine plural dunhas)

  1. of a, of one; from a, from one

Kiput

Etymology

From Proto-North Sarawak *daqun, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *dahun.

Noun

dun

  1. leaf

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

dun

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, dūn, dún, dǔn, or dùn.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Old English

Etymology

Cognate with Old Irish dun "hill, hill fort" Middle Dutch dune "sandy hill"

Noun

dūn

  1. hill, mountain

Derived terms

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Descendants


Swedish

Noun

dun n.

  1. down, what grows on young birds

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