Meaning of D in English


Pronunciation: ' d ē

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural d's or ds \ ' d ē z \

Usage: often cap

often attrib

before 12th century

1 a : the 4th letter of the English alphabet b : a graphic representation of this letter c : a speech counterpart of orthographic d

2 : five hundred ― see NUMBER table

3 : the second tone of a C-major scale

4 : a graphic device for reproducing the letter d

5 : one designated d especially as the fourth in order or class

6 a : a grade rating a student's work as poor in quality b : one graded or rated with a D

7 : something shaped like the letter D specifically : a semicircle on a pool table about 23 inches in diameter for use especially in snooker

8 capitalized a : DEFENSE 2B <play tough D > b : DEFENSE 4B

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.