Meaning of B in English

I. ˈbē noun

( plural b's or bs ˈbēz)

Usage: often capitalized, often attributive

Date: before 12th century


a. : the second letter of the English alphabet

b. : a graphic representation of this letter

c. : a speech counterpart of orthographic b

2. : the seventh tone of a C-major scale

3. : a graphic device for reproducing the letter b

4. : one designated b especially as the second in order or class


a. : a grade rating a student's work as good but short of excellent

b. : one graded or rated with a B

6. : something shaped like the letter B

7. capitalized : the one of the four ABO blood groups characterized by the presence of antigens designated by the letter B and by the presence of antibodies against the antigens present in the A blood group

II. abbreviation

1. bachelor

2. bacillus

3. back

4. bag

5. bale

6. bass

7. basso

8. bat

9. Baumé

10. before

11. Bible

12. billion

13. bishop

14. black

15. blue

16. bolivar

17. book

18. born

19. bottom

20. brick

21. brightness

22. British

23. bulb

24. butut

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.