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I have everything in my house organized to an unnecessary T, and I love it! The only downside: I have no excuses for losing my to-do lists.
Ashley Rickards

Meaning of "to-do" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TO-DO

to-do  [təˈduː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TO-DO

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
To-Do is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TO-DO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Time management

Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity. It is a meta-activity with the goal to maximize the overall benefit of a set of other activities within the boundary condition of a limited amount of time. Time management may be aided by a range of skills, tools, and techniques used to manage time when accomplishing specific tasks, projects, and goals complying with a due date. Initially, time management referred to just business or work activities, but eventually the term broadened to include personal activities as well. A time management system is a designed combination of processes, tools, techniques, and methods. Time management is usually a necessity in any project development as it determines the project completion time and scope.

Definition of to-do in the English dictionary

The definition of to-do in the dictionary is a commotion, fuss, or quarrel.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TO-DO


ado
əˈduː
billet-doux
ˌbɪlɪˈduː
cock-a-doodle-doo
ˌkɒkəˌduːdəlˈduː
derring-do
ˈdɛrɪŋˈduː
didgeridoo
ˌdɪdʒərɪˈduː
didjeridoo
ˌdɪdʒərɪˈduː
didjeridu
ˌdɪdʒərɪˈduː
fondu
fɒnˈduː
fordo
fɔːˈduː
how-do-you-do
ˌhaʊdəjəˈduː
Kathmandu
ˌkætmænˈduː
Katmandu
ˌkætmænˈduː
malentendu
ˌmælɒntɒnˈduː
outdo
ˌaʊtˈduː
overdo
ˌəʊvəˈduː
redo
riːˈduː
Skidoo
skɪˈduː
tendu
tɑːnˈduː
underdo
ˌʌndəˈduː
undo
ʌnˈduː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TO-DO

to the teeth
to the tune of
to the wide
to the wire
to throw off the shackles of sth
to throw the rule book at sb
to vanish from the radar screens
to windward of
to wit
to work your guts out
to-name
toad
toad juice
toad spit
toad spittle
toad-in-the-hole
toadeater
toadfish
toadflax
toadied

WORDS THAT END LIKE TO-DO

can-do
Colorado
condo
dado
dildo
do
do-si-do
how do
how do you do
how-d´ye-do
Leonardo
libido
mondo
Orlando
perdendo
privado
Ricardo
secondo
up-do
well-to-do

Synonyms and antonyms of to-do in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TO-DO»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «to-do» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of to-do

Translation of «to-do» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TO-DO

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

Translator English - Chinese

纷扰
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lío
570 millions of speakers

English

to-do
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

करने के लिए करते
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تأليف ل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

к делу
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

alvoroço
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

করতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

histoire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

To-do
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Theater
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

大騒ぎ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

법석
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kanggo nggawe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

công việc phải làm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செய்ய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

करण्यासाठी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yapmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

trambusto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

do zrobienia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

до справи
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

la -do
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

to- do
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

to-do
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

att-göra-
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

to-do
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of to-do

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TO-DO»

The term «to-do» is very widely used and occupies the 891 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TO-DO» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about to-do

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5 QUOTES WITH «TO-DO»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word to-do.
1
Craig Bruce
My to-do list is so long that it doesn't have an end; it has an event horizon.
2
Brad Paisley
I have a to-do list and I have a farm I care for, and things I like to do for fun - going to movies and all that stuff. It's a painfully normal life!
3
Giuliana Rancic
A lot of us think we're invincible... but we have to start putting ourselves on the to-do list.
4
Ruth Reichl
Don't make a big to-do about the turkey; brine it, put it in the oven, and don't think about it again.
5
Ashley Rickards
I have everything in my house organized to an unnecessary T, and I love it! The only downside: I have no excuses for losing my to-do lists.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TO-DO»

Discover the use of to-do in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to to-do and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
What You're Really Meant to Do: A Road Map for Reaching Your ...
Are you doing what you’re really meant to do? If you’re ready to face this question, this book can help you change your life.
Robert Kaplan, 2013
2
How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain
How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain asks how our culture came to frown on using books for any purpose other than reading. When did the coffee-table book become an object of scorn?
Leah Price, 2012
3
How to Do Things with Words
An appendix contains literal transcriptions of a number of marginal notes made by Austin but not included in the text. Comparison of the text with these annotations provides new dimensions to the study of Austin's work.
John Langshaw Austin, J. O. Urmson, 1975
4
What to Do When There's Too Much to Do: Reduce Tasks, ...
Presents strategies that reduce commitments, distractions, interruptions, and inefficiencies, and increase productivity so that more can be accomplished in less time.
Laura Stack, 2012
5
What's Age Got to Do with It?: Living Your Happiest and ...
Discusses the importance of taking charge of one's health and offers advice on nutrition, skin care, makeup, hair, fashion, fitness, and managing menopause.
Robin McGraw, 2010
6
Bullying in Schools and What to Do about It: Revised and Updated
Using up-to-date studies, Bullying in Schools helps us to understand the nature of bullying and why it so often takes place in schools.
Ken Rigby, 2007
7
Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It
Packed with essential information and concluding with an easy-to-follow diet, Why We Get Fat is an invaluable key in our understanding of an international epidemic and a guide to what each of us can do about it. From the Hardcover edition.
Gary Taubes, 2010
8
The Outsourcing Revolution: Why It Makes Sense and How to Do ...
For the first time ever, BPO's best-known expert and pioneer, Michael Corbett-who helped craft IBM's entry into the outsourcing business-details the opportunities presented by BPO as well as a plan for implementing and sustaining its ...
Michael F. Corbett, 2004
9
How to Do Things with Rules
The text is fully updated on developments in the legislative process and the judicial interpretation of statutes and precedent.
William Twining, David Miers, 2010
10
How to Do Systems Analysis
Therefore, the book is a complement, not a substitute to other books when teaching systems engineering and systems analysis. The nature of problem solving discussed in this book is appropriate to a wide range of systems analyses.
John E. Gibson, William T. Scherer, William F. Gibson, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TO-DO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term to-do is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists
First, a to-do list doesn't account for time. When we have a long list of tasks, we tend to tackle those that can be completed quickly in a few minutes, leaving the ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
2
Top 10 Unusual Ways to Make Your To-Do List Actually Doable
We've shared an awful lot of to-do list tips over the years, including how to simplify your to-do list and understand why they fail. Beyond the basics, there are ... «Lifehacker, Jun 15»
3
Microsoft OneNote's new to-do list feature debuts on iOS first
Microsoft has rolled out a new OneNote feature to the iPhone first before any other platform, showing off the company's interest in promoting cross-platform use ... «PCWorld, Jun 15»
4
Here Are The Best Apps For People With Too Much To Do
According to app-ranking website The Sweet Setup, “the [to-do] lists should be beautiful to look at, easy to organize, and have an understandable hierarchy. «Forbes, Jun 15»
5
Microsoft Bought One of the Best To-Do List Apps
Wunderlist, which can be used to make to-do lists and set reminders, was nominated by Google as one of the best productivity apps in 2014. Users of the app ... «TIME, Jun 15»
6
Police Found a Stoner's Hilarious To-Do List
When Australian police found the to-do list of a marijuana user while executing a search warrant, they decided to have a little fun at the stoner's expense. «TIME, May 15»
7
Here are the real best things to do in New York City, according to …
There are thousands of things to do in this massive city — whether it's your first or 15th time visiting. To help narrow down the long to-do list for every trip, we ... «Business Insider, Apr 15»
8
To-Do Lists Are Not Effective: Here's What You Should Do Instead
It seems like we are busier than ever. There is always something to do—between email to meetings it's hard to actually get any work done. To deal with doing ... «New York Observer, Apr 15»
9
Expert Advice On How To Build The Ultimate To&Do List
If you feel like you never manage to check everything off of your to-do list, you're not alone. Only 11% of professionals around the world accomplish all the tasks ... «Fast Company, Apr 15»
10
Why An Anti To-Do List Might Be The Secret To Productivity
My approach with the Anti-To-Do List is to have not just a single list each day, as many of us do now (our to-do list), but to have two. The idea of the Anti-To-Do ... «Fast Company, Aug 14»

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