Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1300-1400
Origin: at do 'to do, being done'

ado

noun
     
a‧do

without more/further ado

without delaying or wasting any time:
So without further ado, I'll now ask Mr Davis to open the debate.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary