Definitions for b

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

B, bbi(n.)(pl.)Bs; B's, bs; b's.

  1. the second letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  2. any spoken sound represented by this letter.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  3. something shaped like aB.

  4. a written or printed representation of the letter B or



  1. Chess. bishop.

    Category: Checkers and Chess


  1. the second in order or in a series.

  2. (sometimes l.c.) a grade or mark indicating that academic work, a product, etc., is good but not of the highest quality.

    Category: Education, Common Vocabulary

  3. a major blood group.

    Category: Physiology

    Ref: See ABO system.

  4. the seventh tone of the ascending C major scale. a tonality having B as the tonic.

    Category: Music and Dance

  5. boron.

    Category: Chemistry

  6. magnetic induction.

    Category: Physics

  7. a designation for a motion picture made on a low budget.

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  1. bachelor.

  2. bacillus.

    Category: Microbiology

  3. Baseball. base; baseman.

    Category: Sport

  4. bay.

  5. Bible.

  6. bolivar.

    Category: Numismatics

  7. book.

  8. born.

  9. breadth.

  10. British.

  11. brother.

  12. brotherhood.


  1. bachelor.

  2. bale.

  3. bass.

    Category: Music and Dance

  4. basso.

    Category: Music and Dance

  5. bay.

  6. billion.

  7. blend of; blended.

  8. book.

  9. born.

  10. breadth.

  11. brother.


  1. (in designations of aircraft) bomber:


    Category: Military

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bacillus, B(noun)

    aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike formations; found primarily in soil

  2. B-complex vitamin, B complex, vitamin B complex, vitamin B, B vitamin, B(noun)

    originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins

  3. boron, B, atomic number 5(noun)

    a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder

  4. Bel, B(noun)

    a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels

  5. barn, b(noun)

    (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter

  6. B, b(noun)

    the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet

  7. B, type B, group B(noun)

    the blood group whose red cells carry the B antigen

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. B(noun)ˈi

    the second highest grade a student can receive

    I got a B on the test.

  2. B(noun)ˈi

    a bed and breakfast

    We stayed at a nice little B; &; B.


  1. b(Symbol)

    latitude in the galactic coordinate system

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  5. B(Noun)

    An academic grade awarded by some institutions. Slightly better than a B and slightly worse than an A-.

  6. B(Noun)

    A position in ballet where the dancer's working leg is pointed behind them in a bent fourth position; an unstretched tendu en arriu00E8re

Webster Dictionary

  1. B

    is the second letter of the English alphabet. (See Guide to Pronunciation, // 196, 220.) It is etymologically related to p, v, f, w and m , letters representing sounds having a close organic affinity to its own sound; as in Eng. bursar and purser; Eng. bear and Lat. ferre; Eng. silver and Ger. silber; Lat. cubitum and It. gomito; Eng. seven, Anglo-Saxon seofon, Ger. sieben, Lat. septem, Gr."epta`, Sanskrit saptan. The form of letter B is Roman, from Greek B (Beta), of Semitic origin. The small b was formed by gradual change from the capital B


  1. B

    B is the second letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet. It is used to represent a variety of bilabial sounds, but most commonly a voiced bilabial stop.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. B

    (a) Abbreviation for Baumé, a hydrometer scale. (See Baumé.) Thus 10º B. means "ten degrees Baumé." (b) Symbol for the coefficient of induced magnetization, or the number of lines per square centimeter induced in a magnetic circuit or in any specified part of it.

Translations for b

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(also beech tree ) a kind of forest tree with smooth silvery bark and small nuts

That tree is a beech; (also adjective) a beech forest.

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