Meaning of B in English

B

I. ˈbē noun

( plural b's or bs ˈbēz)

Usage: often capitalized, often attributive

1.

a. : the second letter of the English alphabet

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

c. : a speech counterpart of orthographic b (as b in bib, baby, dabbed, or German bühne )

2.

a. : the keynote of B major or B minor

b. : the tone B

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

4. : someone or something arbitrarily or conveniently designated b especially as the second in order or class

A deeded land to B

5.

a. : a grade assigned by a teacher or examiner rating a student's work as good, better than average, but short of excellent

the typical student begins at D, moves up steadily, and is doing C or B work at the finish — Philip Marsh

b. : one graded or rated with a B

a B student

c. : a motion picture produced on a small budget and usually shown as a supplement to the main feature of a program

6. : something having the shape of the capital letter B

II. abbreviation

Usage: often capitalized

1. bachelor

2. bacillus

3. back

4. bag

5. baht

6. balboa

7. bale

8. ball

9. ban

10.

[Medieval Latin bancus ]

bench

11. band

12. bar

13. barge

14. baron

15. base

16. bass

17. basso

18. bat

19. bath

20. battery

21. battle

22. Baumé

23. bay

24. bearing

25.

[Latin beata (feminine) & beatus (masculine) — more at beatify ]

blessed

26. before

27. bel

28. Bible

29. bid

30. bishop

31. bitch

32. black

33. blend

34. blue

35. boatswain

36. bogach

37. boils at

38. bolivar

39. boliviano

40. bomber

41. bond

42. book

43. born

44. bottom

45. bowled

46. brass

47. breadth

48. breezing

49. brick

50. brightness

51. British

52. British thermal unit

53. broadcast

54. broken

55. brotherhood

56. bulb

57. bulletin

58. bye

III. symbol

Usage: capitalized

1. boron

2. magnetic induction

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