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For most of my life, I did deliberately lead a private life and inadvertently led a public life.
Chelsea Clinton

Meaning of "did" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DID

did  [dɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DID

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Did is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb did in English.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DID

PRESENT

Present
I do
you do
he/she/it does
we do
you do
they do
Present continuous
I am doing
you are doing
he/she/it is doing
we are doing
you are doing
they are doing
Present perfect
I have done
you have done
he/she/it has done
we have done
you have done
they have done
Present perfect continuous
I have been doing
you have been doing
he/she/it has been doing
we have been doing
you have been doing
they have been doing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I did
you did
he/she/it did
we did
you did
they did
Past continuous
I was doing
you were doing
he/she/it was doing
we were doing
you were doing
they were doing
Past perfect
I had done
you had done
he/she/it had done
we had done
you had done
they had done
Past perfect continuous
I had been doing
you had been doing
he/she/it had been doing
we had been doing
you had been doing
they had been doing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will do
you will do
he/she/it will do
we will do
you will do
they will do
Future continuous
I will be doing
you will be doing
he/she/it will be doing
we will be doing
you will be doing
they will be doing
Future perfect
I will have done
you will have done
he/she/it will have done
we will have done
you will have done
they will have done
Future perfect continuous
I will have been doing
you will have been doing
he/she/it will have been doing
we will have been doing
you will have been doing
they will have been doing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would did
you would did
he/she/it would did
we would did
you would did
they would did
Conditional continuous
I would be doing
you would be doing
he/she/it would be doing
we would be doing
you would be doing
they would be doing
Conditional perfect
I would have did
you would have did
he/she/it would have did
we would have did
you would have did
they would have did
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been doing
you would have been doing
he/she/it would have been doing
we would have been doing
you would have been doing
they would have been doing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you do
we let´s do
you do
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to do
Past participle
done
Present Participle
doing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DID

dicynodont
Didache
didact
didactic
didactical
didactically
didacticism
didactics
didactyl
didactylism
didactylous
didakai
didapper
didascalic
didder
diddicoy
diddies
diddle
diddler
diddley

WORDS THAT END LIKE DID

acid
afraid
aid
android
avoid
bid
David
grid
id
kid
liquid
Madrid
mid
paid
rapid
said
solid
stupid
valid
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Synonyms and antonyms of did in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «did» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DID

Find out the translation of did to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of did from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «did» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hizo
570 millions of speakers

English

did
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

किया
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فعل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сделал
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fez
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

করেছিল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fait
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lakukan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

tat
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

やった
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Iya
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đã làm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செய்தது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

केले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

did
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ha fatto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зробив
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a făcut
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

έκανε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

het
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gjorde
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gjorde
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of did

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DID»

The term «did» is very widely used and occupies the 788 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DID» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about did

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10 QUOTES WITH «DID»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word did.
1
Scott Adkins
When I was ten years old, my dad and brother did judo, so I went along because I felt like I was missing out. They eventually gave up, and I continued, then moved into Tae Kwon Do, kickboxing and various other martial arts. I did lots of different things, but mostly things like Wushu, Jeet Kune Do, Krav Maga and stuff like that.
2
Rene Auberjonois
I did a voice for Odo, but people don't recognize you by your voice.
3
Justin Bartha
I did theatre a lot when I was a kid. Then I went to acting school in New York. I did a lot of behind the scenes in college. I wanted to learn while I had the time. I studied theatre and film in different capacities.
4
Satya Bhabha
Before doing 'Midnight's Children,' I didn't really have a chance to explore my Indian side. The Indian side of my heritage was always present, but it did not particularly define my identity. Being English was more an identity-defining status. I was born and brought up in London. Yes, my father is Parsi.
5
Berkeley Breathed
Doonesbury had the requisite and overwhelming influence in 1980, as it did on any college cartoonist who was paying attention, of course.
6
Truman Capote
No one will ever know what 'In Cold Blood' took out of me. It scraped me right down to the marrow of my bones. It nearly killed me. I think, in a way, it did kill me.
7
John Henry Carver
I had some vague memory of visiting Canberra as a lad, when we came up with my father by car. But when I made the long train journey from Sydney to Canberra and arrived at the little stop, I did wonder slightly whether this really was the national capital.
8
Johnny Cash
You've got to know your limitations. I don't know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way.
9
Chelsea Clinton
For most of my life, I did deliberately lead a private life and inadvertently led a public life.
10
Paula Cole
Walking is magic. Can't recommend it highly enough. I read that Plato and Aristotle did much of their brilliant thinking together while ambulating. The movement, the meditation, the health of the blood pumping, and the rhythm of footsteps... this is a primal way to connect with one's deeper self.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DID»

Discover the use of did in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to did and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Which Way Did the Bicycle Go?: And Other Intriguing ...
The best problems selected from over 25 years of the Problem of the Week at Macalester College.
Joseph D. E. Konhauser, Dan Velleman, Stan Wagon, 1996
2
The Gulf War Did Not Take Place
The hypothesis of this book is that the deterrence of war in the traditional sense has been internalized and turned back upon the Western powers, producing a form of self-deterrence which renders them incapable of realizing their own power ...
Jean Baudrillard, 1995
3
If Everybody Did
Humorously shows the consequences of everyone's actions on the world around them.
‎1989
4
How Euler Did It
Elsewhere in the book we learn of the development of what we now call Venn diagrams, what Euler knew about orthogonal matrices, Euler's ideas on the foundations of calculus (before the days of limits, epsilons and deltas), and his proof ...
C. Edward Sandifer, 2007
5
If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer
Over 10 years after he was tried for two murders in the "Trial of the Century" that captured the attention of the word, O.J. Simpson, in his own words, tells for the first time how he would have committed the murders if he were the one ...
O. J. Simpson, 2007
6
What If Everybody Did That?
Imagine what might happen if everybody broke the rules!
Ellen Javernick, 2010
7
This is What I Did:
This is What I Did: is a powerful read with clever touches, such as palindrome notes, strewn throughout the story and incorporated into the unique design of the book.
Ann Dee Ellis, 2009
8
Where Did You Get Your Moccasins?
Children in an urban school are curious about a classmate's moccasins.
Bernelda Wheeler, 1992
9
Yes We Did! An inside look at how social media built the ...
In Yes We Did, new media strategist and campaign headquarters volunteer Rahaf Harfoush gives us a behind the-scenes look at the campaign’s use of technology, from its earliest days through election night.
Rahaf Harfoush, 2009
10
What Did I Do Wrong?: When Women Don't Tell Each Other the ...
In the end, you will be moved and uplifted by the many stories of strong friendships, broken friendships, and renewed friendships that make this book a treasure of women's wisdom and experiences.
Liz Pryor, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DID»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term did is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Did Microsoft just give up on Windows Phone? | The Verge
Windows Phone is in trouble. Despite spending around $7.2 billion to acquire Nokia's phone business, Microsoft isn't making any money out of ... «The Verge, Jul 15»
2
Did 'Magnum P.I.' star Tom Selleck steal truckloads of hydrant water …
The vehicle used for the alleged pilfering of water from a Ventura County water district's fire hydrant was a white water-tender truck -- not a red ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
3
Tyga: I Did Not Cheat on Kylie Jenner, But Nude Photos Are …
Kylie Jenner and Tyga Kylie Jenner's boyfriend Tyga did not cheat on her by sending nude photos to a transgender model, his lawyer says. «Us Magazine, Jul 15»
4
When Did Drake Get So Swoll? -- The Cut - New York Magazine
But when did this happen? When did a little kid from Toronto transform, Hulk-style, into a captial-M Man? To find out, let us consult Instagram. «New York Magazine, Jul 15»
5
Did Anonymous predict NYSE trading incident? | www.ajc.com
The hacker group Anonymous sent an ominous tweet the night before trading was suspended on the New York Stock Exchange. «Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jul 15»
6
Did Ben Affleck cheat on Jennifer Garner? - San Jose Mercury News
But wait! A second source told Us Weekly Affleck didn't cheat on Garner. "Ben did not cheat on Jen," the person said. Didn't I already say that? «San Jose Mercury News, Jul 15»
7
Why did David Boren act swiftly on SAE video but not Joe Mixon …
Why did David Boren act swiftly on SAE video but not Joe Mixon? by Berry Tramel Modified: July 8, 2015 at 2:49 pm • Published: July 8, 2015 ... «NewsOK.com, Jul 15»
8
Will Shanghai Stocks Crash Like NASDAQ Did in 2000 and 2001 …
This massive selloff in Chinese stocks might not be a surprise to many outsiders who did not get caught up in the hype from mid-2014 to about ... «24/7 Wall St., Jul 15»
9
How did Tecmo Super Bowl save your stats on Nintendo? | For The …
For most people I've asked, the answer to how the game did this was a mystery. Turns out it's frighteningly simple: Part of the game cartridge ... «For The Win, Jul 15»
10
Hillary Said She Never Received a Subpoena; Benghazi Committee …
Hillary Said She Never Received a Subpoena; Benghazi Committee: Yeah, You Did. by Ken Meyer | 4:27 pm, July 8th, 2015 ... «Mediaite, Jul 15»

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