• A man walks through a letter D
    A man walks through a letter D
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj d denoting a quantity consisting of 500 items or units
    • n D the 4th letter of the Roman alphabet
    • n d the 4th letter of the Roman alphabet
    • n D the cardinal number that is the product of one hundred and five
    • n D a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first translation of the Bible into English was in 1382 A.D., by John Wycliff
    • D 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, the original Tuscan numeral for 1000.
    • D 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. qyga`thr, Skr. duhitr. See Guide to Pronunciation, √178, 179, 229.
    • D (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If you were to go on vacation for eleven days, you'd have less than one million seconds to enjoy it.
    • d The fourth letter and third consonant in the English alphabet: the corresponding character has the same position and the same value also in the Latin, Greek, and Phenician alphabets, from which it comes to us. (See A.) The scheme of corresponding characters (compare the preceding letters) is as follows: The sound which the character has from the beginning been used to represent is the sonant or voiced mute (or check, stop, contact sound) corresponding to t as surd or breathed, and to n as nasal. (See the terms used and the letters referred to.) It is generally called a “dental,” but with only a conventional propriety, since the teeth bear no part in its production. It involves a closure of the tip of the tongue against the roof of the mouth at a point near to, or even touching, the upper front teeth (while an intonated or voiced current of air is driven during the closure into the cavity of the mouth, as in the case of the other sonant mutes); it is, then, rather a tongue-tip sound, or a front lingual. Sounds closely akin to it are made with different parts of the front tongue against different parts of the forward palate; hence the d is somewhat variously colored in various languages, and in some there are two diverse d's, or even more than two. The d, as belonging to the fundamental or Germanic part of our language, has taken the place of a more original aspirate, namely, Sanskrit dh, Greek θ, Latin oftenest f: thus, English door = Sanskrit dhura = Greek θύρα = Latin fores. Its regular correspondent in German is t: thus, tor (usually written thor) = English door; but, under special conditions, also a d: thus, German ende = English end; German gold = English gold. The German d regularly corresponds to English th. (See th.) Our d has no variety of values; it is, however, not seldom made surd, or pronounced as t, as in picked, tipped, kissed, and the like, being in older words of this kind a substitute, for mechanical uniformity of spelling, for earlier t; missed being formerly mist, miste, Anglo-Saxon miste; kissed, formerly kist, kiste, Anglo-Saxon cyste, etc. See -d = -ed, -d = -ed.
    • d As a numeral, in the Roman system, D stands for 500; when a dash or stroke is placed over it, as D, it stands for 5,000.
    • d As a symbol: In music: The second tone, or re, of the scale of C. The ratio between the vibration-numbers of these two tones, when in the relation of do and re, is . The tone above bass C is represented by D, the octave above by d, etc. See C, 3.
    • d A note which represents this tone. On the treble staff D stands on the first added space below, or on the fourth line ; and on the bass staff it stands on the third line, or on the second added space above
    • d The key-note of the key of two sharps .
    • d On the keyboard of the organ or pianoforte, the white key or digital included in each group of two black keys.
    • d The string in a stringed instrument that is tuned to the tone D, as the third string of the violin, etc. In chem., D is the symbol of didymium.
    • d In mathematics, d is the sign of differentiation, ∂ of partial differentiation, δ of variation, D of derivation (commonly in the sense of taking the differential coefficient), ▵ of differencing, and ⾿ of the Hamiltonian operator. Many analysts avoid the use of the letter in other senses than these. A letter subjoined to any of these signs of operation shows what is taken as the independent variable, and exponents show the number of times the operations are to be performed. Differentiation (especially when relative to the time) was formerly indicated in England by a dot over the sign of the quantity to be differentiated, this being the notation of Newton's fluxional calculus.
    • d In the mnemonic words of logic, the sign of reduction to darii.
    • d As an abbreviation: In Eng. reckoning (d. or d.), an abbreviation of denarius, the original name for the English penny: as, £ s. d., pounds, shillings, and pence; 2s. 1d., two shillings and one penny.
    • d Before a date (d.), an abbreviation of died.
    • d In dental formulas, an abbreviation of deciduous, prefixed without a period to the letters i, c, and m: thus, di., deciduous incisor; dc., deciduous canine; dm., deciduous molar: all being teeth of the milk-dentition of a diphyodont mammal. Thus, the milk-or deciduous dentition of a child is expressed by the formula
    • d or, more simply, taking one half of each jaw only, di. , dc. , dm. . In either case the numbers above the line are those of the upper teeth, and those below the line of the under teeth. See dental.
    • d In anatomy and ichthyology (d. or D.), an abbreviation of dorsal (vertebra or fin, respectively).
    • d In a ship's logbook (d.), an abbreviation of drizzling.
    • d A form of -ed, -ed, in certain words. See -ed, -ed.
    • n d In music, an abbreviation of da capo.
    • n d An abbreviation of Latin (ML.) divinitatis doctor, Doctor of Divinity.
    • d An abbreviation of the Latin defensor fidei, defender of the faith. See defender.
    • d An abbreviation of the Latin Dei gratia, by the grace of God.
    • n d In music, an abbreviation of destra mano (which see).
    • n d Abbreviations of Doctor of Music.
    • d An abbreviation of dead-reckoning.
    • n d An abbreviation of dal segno.
    • n d An abbreviation of the Latin Deo volente, God willing. See Deo volente.
    • d In music: Also, the key-note of the minor key medieval music, the final of the Dorian and Hypodorian modes.
    • d In chem.: d- before certain compounds has reference to their behavior toward polarized light, namely, to their dextrorotation, as distinguished from their inaction (i-) or levorotation (l-).
    • d In mathematics: D is also used for the number denoting the deficiency of a curve (what its number of double points lacks of the maximum).
    • d As an abbreviation: In law (D.), an abbreviation of Decree, Decret, Dictum.
    • d In medicine (d.), an abbreviation of: diopter or dioptric;
    • d dexter (right.);
    • d divide (in prescriptions).
    • d (D.) Of Democrat, Deus (God), Dominus (Lord), Dutch; (d.) of daughter, delete (cancel), density.
    • d Short for damn (often printed d—).
    • d Any mechanical device or appliance which resembles the letter D; specifically, in a harness, a loop of metal which has a straight bar joined at each end to a semicircular loop: used as a support for a strap. Also written dee. See D-trap and D-valve.
    • n d An abbreviation of Doomsday Book.
    • n d An abbreviation of direct current;
    • n d of District Court;
    • n d of District of Columbia;
    • n d of Deputy Consul;
    • n d of Divus Cæsar (the divine Cæsar).
    • n d An abbreviation of Dynamical Engineer, a degree conferred at the completion of a graduate course in mechanical engineering.
    • d An abbreviation of Dean of the Faculty.
    • d An abbreviation of deadhead or deadheaded.
    • n d An abbreviation of Deputy Lieutenant;
    • n d of Doctor of Law, a degree equivalent to D. C. L.
    • n d of Doctor of Literature, a degree equivalent to D. Lit.
    • d An abbreviation of Doctor of Oratory
    • d of Doctor of Osteopathy.
    • d An abbreviation of Doctor of Pharmacy.
    • d In electricity, an abbreviation for double pole.
    • n d An abbreviation of Doctor of Science.
    • n d Abbreviations of Doctor of Theology.
    • n d An abbreviation of delirium tremens.
    • n d In electricity, of double-throw: as, a d. t. switch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Only four countries in the world start with the letter 'D'. They are Denmark, Dominica, Djibouti and the Dominican Republic
    • D the fourth letter in our alphabet, as well as in the Phœnician, Hebrew, Greek, and Latin, from which last it was immediately derived—its sound the soft dental mute: (mus.) the second note in the natural scale.
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  • Ernest Hemingway
    “Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”
  • Horace Walpole
    “Oh that I were seated as high as my ambition, I'd place my naked foot on the necks of monarchs.”
  • George W. Crane
    George W. Crane
    “Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act.”
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    “I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it.”
  • Christopher Morley
    “God made man merely to hear some praise of what he'd done on those Five Days.”
  • Jimmy Buffett
    Jimmy Buffett
    “I'd rather die while I'm living then live while I'm dead.”


If you can't run with the big dogs, you'd better stay on the porch - If you can't keep up with what others are doing, then it is best not to attempt it.


In literature:

I don't see that she'd have been any more to be admired if she'd allowed the last two to go wretched.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
If I'd 'a' had it, you'd been beef by the trail right now.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
Well, she'd be trying again after lunch, on that trooper who'd gone rogue; maybe she'd do better with him.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
Maybe he'd finally find out what he'd gotten himself into.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
If I'd been as sure of him as you were, I'd never have let him go.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Gee, if I'd done anything like that I'd have put it in the papers!
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
A wee house weel fill'd, a wee piece land weel till'd, a wee wife weel will'd, will mak a happy man.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Fus' he'd tas'e un den he'd nibble; den he'd nibble un den he'd tas'e.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
D-d' you reckon I'm goin' to let you stand up there an' claim He did a pore job?
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
I'd noticed that much myself in the few times I'd seen her.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford

In poetry:

And here the virgin lov'd to lead
Her inoffensive day,
And here she oft retir'd to read,
And oft retir'd to pray.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
Come hither, belov'd Virginia,
Ere we forever part;
He clasp'd her to his beating breast,
Then stab'd her to the heart.
"Liberty Or Death" by James Madison Bell
So liv'd in solitude, unseen,
This lovely, peerless maid;
So grac'd the wild sequester'd scene,
And blossom'd in the shade.
"Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
Stretching his little hands he play'd,
Unconscious of a fear,
With all the monsters he survey'd,
And smil'd at every spear.
"The Serpents" by William Hayley
For the mountain air I'd die,
For his form so fair I'd die,
Now he's far off, for the eyes
That have seen him there I'd die.
"Charm Verses" by Anonymous European
He view'd them all, and as he view'd,
Drank deeply of delight;
And still his raptur'd eye pursued,
And feasted on the sight.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More

In news:

Before you tell the DNR what you'd like them to accomplish and avoid in planning the park, I'd like to point out there's more than the DNR FAQ available.
What CDs you'd bring to listen to, where you'd want to go, when you could do it, etc.
If the frozen treats at Tasti-D-Lite weren't so damned tasty—and, supposedly, better for you than regular ice cream—we'd feel even dirtier enjoying them.
Kelly Markos, left, owner of d'Marcos Salon and Paul Klein, vice president of White Smile USA, stand in the teeth- whitening area of d'Markos Salon in Montgomery, Ala.
Rep Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.
It'd be a cliché to call Zed Records an institution, but it'd also be true.
Churchpoint, La (NBC33) — "The kids are coming up today going, what is zydeco , when they're hearing all this digitized, d-d-d-d-d, all that stuff, see, i want them to play a real instrument," said Award winning Zydeco artist, Chubby Carrier.
In C-1, C-2, D-1, D-2, and 6-Man, athletes with 8 game totals are current.
First Baptist Church was organized by Bros D.D.
The 3-D printing revolution is making its way into space, with proposed rocket parts, 3-D printers for moon colonies, and now, satellites.
3-D Fixtures in 4-D Color.
26 am — A male caller reported a phone scam advising him he'd won some money, but he'd have to wire money to the caller in Jamaica to claim his prize.
Rep Anna Eshoo (D-CA), left, is flanked by US Rep Jane Harman (D-CA), in this file photo.
Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville) confers with Supervisors Jeff McKay (D-Lee) and Linda Smyth (D-Providence) before the budget mark-up session on Friday, April 20.
"Doggie D," spotted in Winter Park, Fla. Had a neat Obama campaign sticker I'd never seen before.

In science:

Say that (d; V ) is equivalent to ?D(cid:3) if d = ?D ; say that (d; V ) is equivalent to >D(cid:3) if d = Pl(V ).
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
For any D ′ ∈ D, we have d(D, D ′ ) = d(C1 , D ′ ) ± 1, where the sign depends on which H -halfspace contains D ′ .
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
So d(D, D ′ ) = d(C1 , D ′ ) − 1, which means that D and D ′ are on the same side of H .
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
The assumption (9.41) in particular implies that for the restriction of D and ˜D ′ to their discrete subspace the analytical index is well defined and we write inda,d (D , ˜D ′) = inda,d (D) − inda,d( ˜D ′ ) for it.
Relative Zeta Functions, Determinants, Torsion, Index Theorems and Invariants for Open Manifolds
Then nc (λ, D , ˜D ′) = nc (D , ˜D ′) is constant and ind(D , ˜D ′) − inda,d(D , ˜D ′) = nc (D , ˜D ′).
Relative Zeta Functions, Determinants, Torsion, Index Theorems and Invariants for Open Manifolds