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  • D-Day — may also refer to Decimal Day in the United Kingdom. D Day is a term often used in military parlance to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. D Day often represents a variable, designating the day upon which… …   Wikipedia

  • D-Day — 〈[di:dɛı] m. 6; Mil.〉 1. Tag der Landung alliierter Truppen in der Normandie, 6. Juni 1944 2. 〈danach〉 Auftakt, erster Tag einer größeren militärischen Operation [Herkunft umstritten, wahrscheinlich kurz für engl. decision day „Tag der… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • D-day — n. 1. (Mil.) the day designated for the beginning of a planned attack by a military force; in communications the day is often otherwise unspecified for security reasons; as, the day before D day the troops will move into position. [PJC] 2. 6 June …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • D-day — 1918, date set for the beginning of a military operation, with D as an abbreviation of day, Cf. H hour, also from the same military order of Sept. 7, 1918: The First Army will attack at H Hour on D Day with the object of forcing the evacuation of …   Etymology dictionary

  • D-Day — ► NOUN 1) the day (6 June 1944) in the Second World War on which Allied forces invaded northern France. 2) the day on which something important is to begin. ORIGIN from D for day + DAY(Cf. ↑day) …   English terms dictionary

  • D-Day — 1.) 6th June, 1944; in the World War II, the day the ↑allies landed in France to begin the spread of their forces through Europe, under the command of General Eisenhower 2.) a day on which an important operation or planned action is to begin ▪ So …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • D-day — [dē′dā΄] n. [D, the first letter of DAY] the day on which a military attack or other important event is to take place; specif., June 6, 1944, the day of the invasion of W Europe by Allied forces in WWII …   English World dictionary

  • D-day — /diˈdei, ingl. ˈdiːˌdeɪ/ [vc. ingl., comp. di D, che sta per day «giorno» e day, così come l ora dello sbarco era, in cifra, H. hour] s. m. inv. (est.) giorno stabilito, giorno x …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • D-Day — 〈[di:dɛı] m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s; Mil.〉 1. 〈urspr.〉 Tag der Landung alliierter Truppen in der Normandie, 6. Juni 1944 2. 〈danach〉 Auftakt, erster Tag einer größeren militärischen Operation [Etym.: Herkunft umstritten, wahrscheinl. kurz für engl.… …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • D-Day — [ di:dei] der; s, s <verkürzt aus engl. Day Day, eigtl. »Tag Tag«> (als Deckname gedachte) Bez. für den Tag, an dem ein größeres militärisches Unternehmen beginnt (z. B. 6. Juni 1944: Beginn der Invasion der Alliierten in Frankreich) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • D-Day — [ di,deı ] 1. ) June 6th, 1944, the day on which the U.S., British, and other armies arrived on the beaches of northern France in World War II 2. ) INFORMAL the day when something important happens, usually something that you have been planning… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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