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Definition of the noun ado

What does ado mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ados

  1. a rapid active commotion
    • examples: Much ado about nothing. | Without further ado, let me introduce tonight's guest. | Making, it is sad but true, In bravado, much ado.
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of ado: bustle / flurry / fuss / hustle / stir
    • more generic words: commotion / din / ruckus / ruction / rumpus / tumult = the act of making a noisy disturbance

Alternative definition of the noun ado


  1. To do; in doing; as, there is nothing ado.
  2. Doing; trouble; difficulty; troublesome business; fuss; bustle; as, to make a great ado about trifles.


  1. Ado: Eduardo Roberto Stinghen, best known as Ado was a former Brazilian footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
  2. Ado a.k.a. Kobayashi Issa, was a Japanese poet and lay Buddhist priest of the Jōdo Shinshū sect known for his haiku poems and journals. He is better known as simply Issa, a pen name meaning Cup-of-tea. He is regarded as one of the four haiku masters in Japan, along with Bashō, Buson and Shiki - "the Great Four, Basho, Buson, Issa, Shiki".
  3. Ado, archbishop of Vienne in Lotharingia, belonged to a famous Frankish house, and spent much of his middle life in Italy. He held his archiepiscopal seat from 850 till his death on the 16 December 874. Several of his letters are extant and reveal their writer as an energetic man of wide sympathies and considerable influence. Ado's principal works are a Martyrologium, and a chronicle, Chronicon sive Breviarium chronicorum de sex mundi aetatibus de Adamo usque ad annum 869.
  4. Ado a.k.a. A-do Do: Do Cheng Yi, popularly known as A-Do, is a singer from Singapore. The ex-construction foreman was spotted by Singaporean producer Billy Koh in his company's talent search. He has since been signed to Ocean Butterflies Music. A-Do released his first album in 2002.
    • also known as A Do, ªü§ù, Ah Du, 杜成義, Do Cheng Yi, A-do, 杜成义
    • born on (42 years ago)
    • nationality: Singapore
    • profession: Singer
    • genres: Pop music, Mandopop
    • albums: "堅持到底", "I Do", "哈囉", "天黑", "差一点", "小城故事", "醇情歌", "沒什麼好怕", "Pressure", "The Ultra EP", "Do The Best", "第9次初戀"
  5. Ado a.k.a. Adnan Pjevic is an actor and film producer.
  6. Ado was a monk of Goguryeo, believed to have initiated the construction of Jikjisa temple in Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.
  7. Ado a.k.a. Adam Dera is a musical artist.

There are other people with in their name, like Ado'nis, Ado Birk, Adèle Ado, Ado Gegaj, Ado Ortiz, Ado Bayero, Ado Kraemer, Abdullah Ado, Ado Matheson, Ado Mizumori and many others.


  1. Ado a.k.a. Адо is a musical group.
  2. ADO was a seminal Sino-foreign rock band in Beijing 1988-1992.


  1. Ado is a fictional character from the 2009 film Bukan Malin Kundang.
  2. Ado is a fictional character from the 2012 film Something Sweet.

There are other characters with in their name, like Ado Annie.


"ADO" is a book by Jason T. Roff.


Ado a.k.a. Andamooka Airport is an airport in Andamooka, South Australia, Australia.


  1. Ado a.k.a. Abu Language: Adjora AKA Abu is a Ramu language of Papua New Guinea.
    • also known as Adjoria, Adjora, Azao, Adjora language
  2. Ado is a file format.
  3. ADO a.k.a. Olympic Sports Association: ADO is the Spanish Olympic Sports Association.
  4. ADO a.k.a. The Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Optanten für Deutschland, abbreviated ADO, was an association for German speakers who, according to the South Tyrol Option Agreement between Mussolini and Hitler, had chosen to emigrate to Germany rather than stay in South Tyrol and become italianized. The association was founded on 30 January 1940.

Phrases with Ado

  1. Much Ado About Nothing
  2. With No Further Ado
  3. Without Further Ado

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ado

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Google previewState Spaces of Operator Algebras (2012)

Basic Theory, Orientations, and C*-products by Erik M. Alfsen, Frederik W. Shultz

If v is a unitary or a conjugate unitary from a Hilbert space H1 to a Hilbert space H2, then Ado is a *-preserving bijection from 8(H1) to B(H2). Proof. Clearly the map Ado is a surjection with inverse map Adv–1, so we only have to prove that Ado ...

Google previewADO: ActiveX Data Objects (2001)

by Jason T Roff

ADO is the lowest common denominator when it comes to data access. It makes no assumptions when it comes to its...

Google previewAccess 2010 Programmer's Reference (2010)

by Teresa Hennig, Rob Cooper, Geoffrey L. Griffith, Jerry Dennison

ADO is the API that sits on top of OLE DB, providing the code functionality. Essentially, ADO is a code library that allows ...

Google previewBeginning Access 2003 VBA (2004)

by Denise Gosnell

Because DAO is becoming more and more outdated and you will probably want to design a multi-user, enterprise-wide solution now or at some migration point in the future, ADO is the better and more flexible data access method. For these ...

Google previewPediatric Dermatology (2011)

by Lawrence A. Schachner, Ronald C. Hansen

ADO refers to random amplification failure of one allele in some single cells from human embryos. It has thus been proposed to use multiple displacement amplification prior to specific PCR amplification in order to significantly increase the ...

Google previewWindows PowerShell 2 For Dummies (2009)

by Steve Seguis

The rationale for using ADO is that if you can grab data and put it in ...

Google previewDevelopments in Statistics (2014)

by Paruchuri R. Krishnaiah

Here ado is an elementary event belonging to some basic space & of points a) with a certain collection (namely, a G-algebra) of of so-called measurable sets, and with a probability measure P defined for all sets from 2 (see, e.g., [53]). Hence ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1783)

Abstracted from the Folio Edition by Samuel Johnson

To ADO'PT. v. a. [adofto, Lat.] 1. To take a fon by choice ; to make him a Ton, who wat not fo by birth. 2. To place any perfon or thing in a nearer relation to fomething elfe. Locke. ADO'PTEDLY. ad. [from adapted1."] After the manner of fomething ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, Concise (2013)

by Herman F. Mark

The effective spontaneous curvature Ado is reflecting the different sources of membrane curvature. The constant a = E/Ic gives the relative importance of the two bending moduli with the non-local bending rigidity given by E = 212A dz/zr.

Google previewBarclay's Universal English Dictionary, etc. (The Improved London Edition of Barclay's Dictionary, superbly embellished.) With maps (1835)

by James Barclay (Curate of Edmonton.), Thomas Noble, William SHORTON

ADO', s. difiiculty, when following much. With the preposition about, bustle, noise, or tumult.

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

* ADO. n.s. [from the verb to do , ...

Google previewBarclay's English Dictionary. With which is incorporated a complete modern gazetteer, a beautiful atlas of maps and also a pronouncing dictionary (1822)

by James Barclay (Curate of Edmonton.), William SHORTON

ADO', s. difi'iculty, when following ...

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Friendship is constant in all other things save in the office and affairs of love: therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues; let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent. (William Shakespeare)
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Scrabble value of A1D2O1

The value of this 3-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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