Meaning of D in English

I. ˈdē noun

( plural d's or ds ˈdēz)

Usage: often capitalized, often attributive

Date: before 12th century


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


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

II. abbreviation

1. date

2. daughter

3. day

4. dead; deceased

5. deci-

6. degree


[Latin denarius, denarii ]

penny; pence

8. depart; departure

9. diameter

10. differential

11. dimensional

12. distance

13. dorsal

14. drive; driving

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