noun, plural D's or Ds, d's or ds.
- the second tone in the scale of C major, or the fourth tone in the relative minor scale, A minor.
- a string, key, or pipe tuned to this tone.
- a written or printed note representing this tone.
- (in the fixed system of solmization) the second tone of the scale of C major, called re.
- the tonality having D as the tonic note.
- electric displacement.
- a battery size for 1.5 volt dry cells: diameter, 1.3 inches (3.3 cm); length, 2.4 inches (6 cm).
Symbol, Chemistry, Biochemistry.
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Examples from the Web for d
Contemporary Examples of d
Then Pascal responds (in all caps) with, “BUT WE DIDNT WIN A D [sic] YOU KNOW HIM.”Exclusive: Sony Emails Blast David O. Russell For Allegedly ‘Feeling Up’ Transgender Niece
December 14, 2014
The move gets an “A” for symbolism and a “D” for everything else.Sony Blames North Korea for Hacking, but Washington Left Them Completely Vulnerable
Gordon G. Chang
December 3, 2014
They were advised to “try showing a little class” and “[d]ress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar.”Let’s Not Forget: We Were All Teenagers Once
December 1, 2014
In April, Wehby was the front-runner; now, she is trailing badly and Oregon is safely in the D column.What Do Women Want? Not the GOP
September 8, 2014
Wall Street Journal: “[D]eeply researched and totally absorbing[.]”The Best Biographies of 2014 (So Far)
July 6, 2014
Historical Examples of d
When you solve a sum you go from "a" to "b" and from "b" to "c" and from "c" to "d" and so on.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
About half-way home George suddenly shouted, "D——d if I don't do it too!"Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
Put it in your pipe, my man,—put it in your pipe—not worth a d—-!
But those d—-d fellows learn of the mad doctors how to tame us.
D--n the rogues; I thought at one time they had me in a category!Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
noun plural d's, D's or Ds
- a note having a frequency of 293.66 hertz (D above middle C) or this value multiplied or divided by any power of 2; the second note of the scale of C major
- a key, string, or pipe producing this note
- the major or minor key having this note as its tonic
- electric displacement
- a semiskilled or unskilled manual worker, or a trainee or apprentice to a skilled worker
- (as modifier)D worker See also occupation groupings
- Australian informaldefenceI'm playing D in the match this afternoon
- Australian informaldefensive play
Word Origin for D
Word Origin for d.
fourth letter of the Roman alphabet, from Greek delta, from Phoenician and Hebrew daleth, pausal form of deleth "door," so called from its shape. The sign for "500" in Roman numerals. 3-D for "three-dimensional" is attested from 1953.