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Definitions of B

  1. aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. is the second letter of the English alphabet. (See Guide to Pronunciation, 196, 220.) It is etymologically related to p, v, f, w and m , letters representing sounds having a close organic affinity to its own sound; as in Eng. bursar and purser; Eng. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Second letter of the alphabet. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Is the second letter, and the first consonant in the English as well as most other alphabets. It is a mute and a labial, being formed by pressing the whole length of the lips together, and forcing them open with a strong breath. It has a near affinity with the labial letters P and V. and in some languages is interchanged with them. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. As an abbreviation in writing, generally stands for bachelor, as B.A., bachelor of arts. In B.C., it stands for before. Not to know a B from a bull's foot, to be extremely ignorant. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. As a numeral, was used by the Hebrews and Greeks, as now by the Arabians, for 2, by the Romans for 300, and with a dash over it, thus, B for 3,000. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. In music, is the designation of the seventh note in the natural diatonic scale of C; it also stands for base, and B. C. for basso continue, or thorough base. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Name of a musical sound. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. the blood group whose red cells carry the B antigen Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. The second letter in the English alphabet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for B

  1. Daisy taught her two letters, A and B and then was obliged to go home. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  2. " Now we're getting places, you S. O. B – The Planet Strappers by Raymond Zinke Gallun
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