I. noun (plural b's or bs) Usage: often capitalized, often attributive Date: before 12th century 1. a. the second letter of the English alphabet b. a graphic representation of this letter c. a speech counterpart of orthographic b 2. the seventh tone of a C-major scale 3. a graphic device for reproducing the letter b 4. one designated b especially as the second in order or class 5. a. a grade rating a student's work as good but short of excellent b. one graded or rated with a B 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 II. abbreviation 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

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