Meaning of D in English

D

I. ˈdē noun

( plural d's or ds ˈdēz)

Usage: often capitalized, often attributive

1.

a. : the fourth letter of the English alphabet

b. : an instance of this letter printed, written or otherwise represented

c. : a speech counterpart of orthographic d (as d in did, raider, Edgar, or French duc )

2. : 500 — see number table

3.

a. : the keynote of D major or D minor

b. : the tone D

4. : a printer's type, a stamp, or some other instrument for reproducing the letter d

5. : someone or something arbitrarily or conveniently designated d especially as the fourth in order or class

6.

a. : a grade assigned by a teacher or examiner rating a student's work as poor in quality

barely passed geometry with a D

b. : one graded or rated with a D

a D student

a D movie

the theme was a D

7. : something having the shape of the capital letter D ; specifically : a semicircle on a pool table that is about 22 inches in diameter and is used especially in snooker games

II. abbreviation

Usage: often capitalized

1. dam

2. dame

3. damn

4. date

5. daughter

6. day

7. deacon

8. dead

9. dean

10. deceased

11. deci-

12. deciduous

13. defeated

14. degree

15. dele; delete

16. democratic

17. demy

18.

[Latin denarius; denarii ]

penny; pence

19. density

20. depart; departure

21. department

22. deputy

23. deserted; deserter

24. diameter

25. died

26. differential

27. dime

28. dimensional

29. dinar

30. diopter

31. director

32. discharged

33. distance

34. dividend

35. division

36. doctor

37. dog

38. dollar

39. dominus

40. dorsal

41. dose

42. double

43. dowager

44. drachma

45. driving

46. drizzling

47. duchess; duchy; duke

48. dyne

III. symbol

1. capitalized Deuteronomy — used in biblical criticism to designate especially redactions of biblical material made under the editorship of Deuteronomic writers

2. capitalized deuterium

3. deuteron

4. capitalized D day

wounded in the stomach on the morning of D plus three — Laurence Critchell

5. capitalized duodecimo

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.