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Meaning of d by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • "dee plus"



    1. An academic grade given by certain institutions. Slightly better than a D and slightly worse than a C- .


    By Wiktionary ( 2012/06/14 22:24 UTC Version )


    • Contraction of ( ha )d .
    • Contraction of ( woul )d



    1. had ( marking the pluperfect tense )
    2. ( some dialects ) Had, possessed.
    3. would
    4. ( slang ) Did.

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    Usage notes



    1. ( archaic ) traditional English past tense indicator, largely replaced by -ed.
    2. ( slang ) Used to form the past tense of some numerals, letters, and abbreviations, especially in online communication. Compare 's.


    By Wiktionary ( 2012/05/13 00:42 UTC Version )



    1. ( poetic ) -ed ( when pronounced as a single consonant )
      But when the train came near to Wormit Bay,
      Boreas he did loud and angry bray,
      And shook the central girders of the Bridge of Tay
      On the last Sabbath day of 1879,
      Which will be remember'd for a very long time - William Topaz McGonagall - The Tay Bridge Disaster


    By Wiktionary ( 2012/05/05 18:56 UTC Version )


    D .

    1. ( law ) District, as used in case citations .
    2. ( education ) Doctor, as used in academic degrees .

    Derived terms

    • D.D. ( Doctor of Divinity )
    • M.D. ( Doctor of Medicine )
    • J.D. ( Juris Doctor )


    By Wiktionary ( 2012/06/20 15:59 UTC Version )


    Contraction of the article da ( "the" ) .



    1. da

Explanation of d by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. denoting a quantity consisting of 500 items or units

    1. the 4th letter of the Roman alphabet

    2. the cardinal number that is the product of one hundred and five

    3. a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets

    Definition of d by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. D ( dē )
      1. The fourth letter of the English alphabet, and a vocal consonant. The English letter is from Latin, which is from Greek, which took it from Phœnician, the probable ultimate origin being Egyptian. It is related most nearly to t and th; as, “Eng. deep, G. tief; Eng. daughter, G. tochter, Gr. θυγάτηρ, Skr. duhitr”. See Guide to Pronunciation, √178, 179, 229.

      2. ( Mus. ) The nominal of the second tone in the model major scale ( that in C ), or of the fourth tone in the relative minor scale of C ( that in A minor ), or of the key tone in the relative minor of F.

      3. As a numeral D stands for 500. in this use it is not the initial of any word, or even strictly a letter, but one half of the sign ( or ) the original Tuscan numeral for 1000.