Definition of Donna

1. Noun. An Italian woman of rank.

Category relationships: Italian
Generic synonyms: Adult Female, Woman



Definition of Donna

1. n. A lady; madam; mistress; -- the title given a lady in Italy.

Definition of Donna

1. Proper noun. (Italian female given name). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Donna

1. an Italian lady [n DONNAS or DONNE]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Donna

donkey work
donkeycock
donkeycocks
donkeyman
donkeypunch
donkeypunched
donkeypunches
donkeypunching
donkeys
donkeywork
donkeyworks
donking
donks
donna (current term)
donna angelica
donnard
donnart
donnas
donnat
donnats
donned
donnee
donnees
donner
donnerd
donnered
donnert
donnes

Literary usage of Donna

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1. History of the Popes: Their Church and State by Leopold von Ranke, E. Fowler (1901)
"To this intimacy the influence subsequently possessed by donna Olympia over Innocent X is ... donna Olympia was a widow when she was married to Pamfili. ..."

2. The Bookman (1910)
"But of all the current studies of feminine unrest, the most strikingly individual and the one hardest to escape from is Bella donna, by Robert Hichens. ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1826)
"donna Fioretta. (Apart.} It is not true that I am curious ; for I declare ... donna Louisa. (Aside to donna Laura.) It's very hard that we are to be kept ..."

4. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography by James Terry White, James T. White & Company (1898)
"The period she spent as the leading prima donna of the Imperial Opera House ... In 1874, she joined the Royal Opern House at Berlin as leading prima donna, ..."

5. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1913)
""Well, donna, if you won't protect your own good name, I'm sure you shouldn't be surprised if your friends endeavor to protect it for you. ..."

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