- decistere; decisteres.
- (formerly) dysprosium.
- dear/darling son (used, especially by women, in digital communications to refer to one's son): DS has no friends in school.
- the fourth letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
- any spoken sound represented by the letter D or d, as in dog, ladder, ladle, or pulled.
- something having the shape of a D.
- a written or printed representation of the letter D or d.
- a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter D or d.
- daylight saving.
- Commerce. days after sight.Also D/S
- document signed.
- Music. from the sign.
Origin of D.S.1
From the Italian word dal segno
- Doctor of Science.
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Examples from the Web for ds
DS: It was great to have someone like that as the queen of the cast.
DS: I got a splinter of wood through my ear as some doors were exploding.
DS: I went right down, about 30 pounds for (the Liam Neeson movie) A Walk Among the Tombstones, then back up for The Guest.
DS: It was only an issue when doing family history projects.
DS: I know as much as I need to know to satisfy my curiosity.
It converts the Tuscan ls into ds, and its es and os into is and us.A Jar of Honey from Mount Hybla
If you had not come to me, Mrs. Y., I should have died before morning; as it is, Mr. Ds.Married Life
John Baldwin Buckstone
I beg, madam, that you will enter, said Ds voice in the outer room.The Corsican Brothers
Ds also, to which the cover-coat is attached, should be fitted on.Riding for Ladies
W. A. Kerr
Another reference to the Hall of the Ds occurs in Ynglingasaga, ch.Stories and Ballads of the Far Past
- Also: ds music dal segno
- Detective Sergeant
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- The symbol for darmstadtium.
- Abbreviation of diameter
- A synthetic radioactive element, first produced by bombarding lead atoms with nickel atoms. It has a mass number of 281, and its most stable isotope has a half-life of over one minute. Atomic number 110. See Periodic Table.
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