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b

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noun, often capitalized, often attributive \ ˈbē \

Definition of b

plural b's or bs play \ˈbēz\
1 a :the second letter of the English alphabet
  • names that begin with b
b :a graphic representation of this letter
  • in the shape of a b
c :the speech sound that the written letter b represents :a speech counterpart of orthographic b
2 :the seventh tone of a C-major scale (see 6scale 2)
  • in the key of b
3 :a graphic device for reproducing the letter b
  • the b on the laptop's keyboard
4 :one designated b especially as the second in order or class
  • I chose option b.
5 a :a grade rating a student's work as good but short of excellent
b :one graded or rated with a B
  • a b student
6 :something shaped like the letter B
7 capitalized :the one of the four ABO blood groups characterized by the presence of antigens designated by the letter B and by the presence of antibodies against the antigens present in the A blood group

Examples of b in a Sentence

  1. There are two b's in the word abbey.

  2. All of their children's names begin with b.

  3. a song in the key of B

  4. got a B in math

First Known Use of b

before 12th century

Other Alphabet Terms


2

b

abbreviation

Definition of b

1 bachelor
2 bacillus
3 back
4 bag
5 bale
6 bass
7 basso
8 bat
9 Baumé
10 before
11 Bible
12 billion
13 bishop
14 black
15 blue
16 bolivar
17 book
18 born
19 bottom
20 brick
21 brightness
22 British
23 bulb
24 butut

B

symbol

Definition of B

boron


B Defined for English Language Learners

noun

Definition of b for English Language Learners

  • : the second letter of the English alphabet

  • : a musical note or key referred to by the letter B : the seventh tone of a C-major scale

  • : a grade that is given to a student for doing good work


B Defined for Kids

b

noun, often capitalized \ ˈbē \

Definition of b for Students

plural b's or bs \ˈbēz\
1 :the second letter of the English alphabet
2 :a grade that shows a student's work is good
3 :a musical note referred to by the letter B

Medical Dictionary

b

abbreviation

medical Definition of b

1 bacillus
2 barometric
3 bath
4 Baumé scale
5 behavior
6 bel
7 bicuspid
8 born
9 brother

B

play
noun \ ˈbē \

medical Definition of B

:the one of the four ABO blood groups characterized by the presence of antigens designated by the letter B and by the presence of antibodies against the antigens present in the A blood group

B

symbol

medical Definition of B

boron


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