Well to do
Do Do, v. i. 1. To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one's self. [1913 Webster]

They fear not the Lord, neither do they after . . . the law and commandment. -- 2 Kings xvii. 34. [1913 Webster]

2. To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they asked him how he did; how do you do to-day? [1913 Webster]

3. [Perh. a different word. OE. dugen, dowen, to avail, be of use, AS. dugan. See {Doughty}.] To succeed; to avail; to answer the purpose; to serve; as, if no better plan can be found, he will make this do. [1913 Webster]

You would do well to prefer a bill against all kings and parliaments since the Conquest; and if that won't do; challenge the crown. -- Collier. [1913 Webster]

{To do by}. See under {By}.

{To do for}. (a) To answer for; to serve as; to suit. (b) To put an end to; to ruin; to baffle completely; as, a goblet is done for when it is broken. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

Some folks are happy and easy in mind when their victim is stabbed and done for. --Thackeray.

{To do withal}, to help or prevent it. [Obs.] ``I could not do withal.'' --Shak.

{To do without}, to get along without; to dispense with.

{To have done}, to have made an end or conclusion; to have finished; to be quit; to desist.

{To have done with}, to have completed; to be through with; to have no further concern with.

{Well to do}, in easy circumstances. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Well to do — Well Well, adv. [Compar. and superl. wanting, the deficiency being supplied by better and best, from another root.] [OE. wel, AS. wel; akin to OS., OFries., & D. wel, G. wohl, OHG. wola, wela, Icel. & Dan. vel, Sw. v[ a]l, Goth. wa[ i]la;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • well-to-do — {adj.} Having or making enough money to live comfortably; prosperous. * /John s father owns a company and his family is well to do./ Often used with the like a plural noun. * /This is the part of town where the well to do live./ Compare: IN THE… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • well-to-do — {adj.} Having or making enough money to live comfortably; prosperous. * /John s father owns a company and his family is well to do./ Often used with the like a plural noun. * /This is the part of town where the well to do live./ Compare: IN THE… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • well-to-do — adjective Date: 1805 having more than adequate financial resources ; prosperous < a well to do family > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Well to live — Well Well, adv. [Compar. and superl. wanting, the deficiency being supplied by better and best, from another root.] [OE. wel, AS. wel; akin to OS., OFries., & D. wel, G. wohl, OHG. wola, wela, Icel. & Dan. vel, Sw. v[ a]l, Goth. wa[ i]la;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To do by — Do Do, v. i. 1. To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one s self. [1913 Webster] They fear not the Lord, neither do they after . . . the law and commandment. 2 Kings xvii. 34. [1913 Webster] 2. To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To do for — Do Do, v. i. 1. To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one s self. [1913 Webster] They fear not the Lord, neither do they after . . . the law and commandment. 2 Kings xvii. 34. [1913 Webster] 2. To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To do withal — Do Do, v. i. 1. To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one s self. [1913 Webster] They fear not the Lord, neither do they after . . . the law and commandment. 2 Kings xvii. 34. [1913 Webster] 2. To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To do without — Do Do, v. i. 1. To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one s self. [1913 Webster] They fear not the Lord, neither do they after . . . the law and commandment. 2 Kings xvii. 34. [1913 Webster] 2. To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To do one shame — do do (d[=oo]), v. t. or auxiliary. [imp. {did} (d[i^]d); p. p. {done} (d[u^]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Doing} (d[=oo] [i^]ng). This verb, when transitive, is formed in the indicative, present tense, thus: I do, thou doest (d[=oo] [e^]st) or dost… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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