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B

1
or b

[ bee ]

noun

, plural B's or Bs, b's or bs.
  1. the second letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
  2. any spoken sound represented by the letter B or b, as in bid, bauble, or daubed.
  3. something having the shape of a B .
  4. a written or printed representation of the letter B or b.
  5. a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter B or b.


B

2

abbreviation for

  1. Photography. bulb ( def 8 ).

B

3
Symbol.
  1. the second in order or in a series.
  2. (sometimes lowercase) (in some grading systems) a grade or mark, as in school or college, indicating the quality of a student's work as good or better than average.
  3. (sometimes lowercase) (in some school systems) a symbol designating the second semester of a school year.
  4. Physiology. a major blood group usually enabling a person whose blood is of this type to donate blood to persons of type B or AB and to receive blood from persons of type O or B. Compare ABO system.
  5. Music.
    1. the seventh tone in the scale of C major or the second tone in the relative minor scale, A minor.
    2. a string, key, or pipe tuned to this tone.
    3. a written or printed note representing this tone.
    4. (in the fixed system of solmization) the seventh tone of the scale of C major, called ti.
    5. the tonality having B as the tonic note.
  6. (sometimes lowercase) the medieval Roman numeral for 300.
  7. Chemistry. boron.
  8. a proportional shoe width size, narrower than C and wider than A.
  9. a proportional brassiere cup size, smaller than C and larger than A.
  10. Electricity. susceptance ( def ).
  11. a designation for a motion picture made on a low budget and meant as the secondary part of a double feature.
  12. a quality rating for a corporate or municipal bond, lower than BB and higher than CCC.

b

4

abbreviation for

  1. Physics.
    1. bar; bars.
    2. barn; barns.

B-

5
U.S. Military.
  1. (in designations of aircraft) bomber:

    B-29.

b.

6

abbreviation for

  1. bachelor.
  2. bale.
  3. Baseball. base; baseman.
  4. bass.
  5. basso.
  6. bay.
  7. billion.
  8. blend of; blended.
  9. book.
  10. born.
  11. breadth.
  12. brother.
  13. brotherhood.

B.

7

abbreviation for

  1. bachelor.
  2. bacillus.
  3. Baseball. base; baseman.
  4. bass.
  5. basso.
  6. bay.
  7. Bible.
  8. bolivar.
  9. boliviano.
  10. book.
  11. born.
  12. breadth.
  13. British.
  14. brother.
  15. brotherhood.

b.

1

abbreviation for

  1. born
  2. cricket bowled


B

2

symbol for

  1. music
    1. a note having a frequency of 493.88 hertz ( B above middle C ) or this value multiplied or divided by any power of 2; the seventh note of the scale of C major
    2. a key, string, or pipe producing this note
    3. the major or minor key having this note as its tonic
  2. the supporting or less important of two things

    the B side of a record

  3. a human blood type of the ABO group, containing the B antigen
  4. (in Britain) a secondary road
  5. the number 11 in hexadecimal notation
  6. chem boron
  7. magnetic flux density
  8. chess bishop
  9. (on Brit pencils, signifying degree of softness of lead) black Compare H

    2B

    B

    3B

  10. Alsob physics bel
  11. physics baryon number
  12. balboa
  13. belga
  14. bolivar
  15. photog B-setting
    1. a person whose job is in middle management, or who holds an intermediate administrative or professional position
    2. ( as modifier ) See also occupation groupings

      a B worker

abbreviation for

  1. Belgium (international car registration)

B-

3

abbreviation for

  1. bomber

    B-52

B.

4

abbreviation for

  1. (on maps, etc) bay
  2. British

b

5

symbol for

b

6

/ biː /

noun

  1. the second letter and first consonant of the modern English alphabet
  2. a speech sound represented by this letter, usually a voiced bilabial stop, as in bell
  3. Alsobeta the second in a series, esp the second highest grade in an examination
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Example Sentences

John B. Stetson was born in 1830 in New Jersey, the son of a hat maker.

Just another example of a guy in a John B. Stetson hat saving the day.

Liz G., one half of “Publizity” [the other half of which, Liz B, is played by Jenny Slate] is one of the best on the show.

Army B-squad players who fail to make it onto the varsity team after a year or two usually quit football.

More, Queen B officially became the most Grammy-nominated woman of all time.

Frequently they are found in alveolar arrangement, retaining the original outline of the alveoli of the lung (Fig. 4, b).

A was an Archer, who shot at a frog; B was a Butcher, and had a great dog.

(b) Diseases of the stomach associated with deficient hydrochloric acid, as chronic gastritis and gastric cancer.

The usual forms are: (a) Ammoniomagnesium phosphate crystals; (b) acid calcium phosphate crystals; and (c) amorphous phosphates.

Aunty Rosa sat him upon a table and told him that A B meant ab.

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