Meaning of d by Wiktionary Dictionary
- "dee plus"
- ( archaic ) traditional English past tense indicator, largely replaced by -ed.
- ( slang ) Used to form the past tense of some numerals, letters, and abbreviations, especially in online communication. Compare 's.
- ( poetic ) -ed ( when pronounced as a single consonant )
- D.D. ( Doctor of Divinity )
- M.D. ( Doctor of Medicine )
- J.D. ( Juris Doctor )
- 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.
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