Something that's done is finished, through, or over — it's no longer happening. If your final research paper is done, you've completed it.

You might announce at your high school graduation that you're done with school, or listen to your sister practicing the drums and hope she'll be done before bedtime. When food is described as done it means "ready to eat" or "thoroughly cooked." Many Thanksgiving feasts have to wait until the turkey is done. If you're "done for" in a video game, you're just about to die — your fate is sealed.

Definitions of done
  1. adjective
    having finished or arrived at completion
    “certain to make history before he's done
    “it's a done deed”
    synonyms: through, through with
    ended or brought to an end
  2. adjective
    cooked until ready to serve
    having been prepared for eating by the application of heat
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