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.
Origin of d.1
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Examples from the Web for 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|William Boot|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
They were advised to “try showing a little class” and “[d]ress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar.”
In April, Wehby was the front-runner; now, she is trailing badly and Oregon is safely in the D column.
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At the same time the change from l to d is, at the present moment, a South Italian characteristic.Opuscula|Robert Gordon Latham
Part (D) showed that iron is electropositive to copper, as the current flowed from iron to copper in the cell.The Study of Elementary Electricity and Magnetism by Experiment|Thomas M. St. John
"And I'll see you d——d first," retorted Harry, doubling his fist.Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals|William H. Armstrong
D———n, a young patent lawyer from New York, was present on one of those occasions.Lincolniana|Andrew Adderup
C, d and e were given simultaneously and Hans was asked: "Does that sound pleasant?"Clever Hans|Oskar Pfungst
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.