d. Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “d.” in the English Dictionary

"d." in British English

See all translations
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

See all translations


 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

See all translations

dnoun [C]

uk   us  
FINANCE abbreviation for dividend
(Definition of d from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of d.?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


to succeed in finishing something or reaching an aim, especially after a lot of work or effort

Word of the Day

Take the rough with the smooth (Idioms to describe dealing with problems)
Take the rough with the smooth (Idioms to describe dealing with problems)
by Kate Woodford,
October 07, 2015
Readers of this blog will know that from time to time, we focus on frequent idioms. This week, we’re looking at idioms that we use to describe the way we deal with – or fail to deal with – problems and difficult situations. Starting with the positive, if you are in a

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More