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Definitions of D

  1. the 4th letter of the Roman alphabet Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. 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 Phnician, the probable ultimate origin being Egyptian. It is related most nearly to t and th; as, Eng. deep, G. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. As a numeral 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The fourth letter of the alphabet; as a Roman numeral D stands for 500. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Is the fourth letter of the English alphabet, and the third consonant. It is a dental articulation, formed by placing the tip of the tongue against the fore part of the palate, and nearly approaches in sound to the letter T. It has but one sound, and is never quiescent in English words. As a numeral D represents 500, and when a dash or stroke is placed over it it denotes 5,000. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Roman numeral for 500; in music, the second note of the scale, corresponding to Re. M.D., doctor of medicine; D.D., doctor of divinity; LL.D., doctor of laws; D.C., in music, da capo, which see. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. The fourth letter in the English alphabet; as a Roman numeral, 500. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for D

  1. In fact, I'd be in no hurry about it at all if I only had a longer time to live. – The Best Policy by Elliott Flower
  2. I should think everybody'd want to go. – In Wild Rose Time by Amanda M. Douglas
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