d. Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “d.” in the English Dictionary

"d." in British English

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written abbreviation fordied: used when giving the ​dates of someone's ​birth and ​death: John Winston Lennon (b. 9 ​October 1940, Liverpool, d. 8 ​December 1980, New York).


uk   us   /əd/
short form of would: I ​asked if she'd like to come ​tonight. short form of had: If you'd told me what was ​wrong I could have ​helped.
(Definition of d. from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"D" in American English

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 us   /di/

D noun (LETTER)

[C] (plural D’s, Ds, d’s or ds) (also d) the fourth ​letter of the ​Englishalphabet


music [C/U] (plural D’s or Ds) in Western ​music, the second ​note in the scale (= ​series of ​notes) that ​begins on the ​note C , or a set of ​notesbased on this ​note

D noun (MARK)

[C] (plural D’s or Ds) a ​mark given for an ​exam, a ​course, or a ​piece of ​work which ​shows that ​yourwork is ​thought of as below ​average and that it ​needsimprovement: I can’t ​believe I got a D in ​history last ​semester.


(also d)  us   /di, fɑɪvˈhʌn·drəd/

D number (NUMBER)

the Roman numeral for the ​number 500
(Definition of D from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"d" in Business English

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dnoun [C]

uk   us  
FINANCE abbreviation for dividend
(Definition of d from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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