Definitions of D

  1. denoting a quantity consisting of 500 items or units
  2. the cardinal number that is the product of one hundred and five
  3. the 4th letter of the Roman alphabet
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The fourth letter of the alphabet; as a Roman numeral D stands for 500.
  8. The fourth letter in the English alphabet; as a Roman numeral, 500.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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
  3. On a large, public Tri- D screen Hunter saw a picture of the strike mob in the industrial area. – The Cartels Jungle by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
  4. What d'you want to see me for? – Burning Sands by Arthur Weigall
  5. Think what she'd do if she were here now. – More Jonathan Papers by Elisabeth Woodbridge
  6. The officer remarked that that was d- d plain talk. – Portrait and Biography of Parson Brownlow, The Tennessee Patriot by William Gannaway Brownlow
  7. Then came a telegram from Warburton calling him to Washington, D. C. It took more than two days to get there, and the time dragged slowly for Neale. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  8. " As you please," said Lady D--. – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
  9. You’ d like to git your fingers on it, wouldn’ t you? – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  10. 1731- 1802. Grandfather to C. D. Poet and physician. – A Brief Handbook of English Authors by Oscar Fay Adams
  11. D. " Back to my home!" – On the Heels of De Wet by The Intelligence Officer
  12. Specimens of D. o. – Mammals Obtained by Dr. Curt von Wedel from the Barrier Beach of Tamaulipas, Mexico by E. Raymond Hall
  13. D. was for a short time ed. – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  14. D and D. Throw him in with the rest. – Arm of the Law by Harry Harrison
  15. Then walk you up again, and be d- d. – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  16. " They don't look as if they'd care what happened," he said. – The Ice Pilot by Henry Leverage
  17. What d'you call it? – Lost Farm Camp by Harry Herbert Knibbs
  18. Wot d'ye say to twenty pounds, and chance it?" – Project Gutenberg, Deep Waters, by W.W. Jacobs by W.W. Jacobs
  19. " Send down and take this d-- thing out of here," he said; " I'm tired of it." – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009