See also: B & D, bd, Bd, Bd., .bd, bd., b/d, and B/D

TranslingualEdit

SymbolEdit

BD

  1. (international standards) ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code for Bangladesh.
    Synonym: BGD (alpha-3)

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Initialisms.

NounEdit

BD (countable and uncountable, plural BDs)

  1. Initialism of Blu-ray Disc.
  2. Initialism of Bachelor of Divinity.
    Synonym: BDiv
  3. (military) Initialism of battledress.
  4. (medicine) Initialism of Behçet's disease.
  5. (medicine) Initialism of bipolar disorder.
  6. (medicine) Initialism of Bowen's disease.
  7. Initialism of biographical dictionary.
  8. (handbells) Initialism of brush damp.
  9. Initialism of business development.
  10. (BDSM) Initialism of bondage and discipline.
    Synonyms: B and D, B & D, B/D
  11. (finance) Initialism of broker-dealer.
See alsoEdit

Proper nounEdit

BD

  1. Initialism of Building Design: a British architectural magazine founded in 1970.
  2. (Egyptology) Initialism of Book of the Dead.

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from French BD.

NounEdit

BD (plural BDs)

  1. (borrowed) Comics.

Etymology 3Edit

Initialism of baby dance.

NounEdit

BD (plural BDs)

  1. (colloquial, originally and chiefly Internet slang) An act of sexual intercourse for the purpose of conception.
Usage notesEdit

The term is chiefly used in online forums relating to fertility and pregnancy.

VerbEdit

BD (third-person singular simple present BDs, present participle BDing, simple past and past participle BDed or BD'd)

  1. (colloquial, originally and chiefly Internet slang) To have sexual intercourse for the purpose of conception.
    • 1997 July 15, “I Need Advice on Temps!”, in misc.kids.pregnancy, Usenet:
      We haven't BD since day 21 (we had already BD 11 times in past 2 weeks).
    • 2012, Jean M. Twenge, Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant, New York: Atria Paperback, published 2016, →ISBN, page 165:
      Temperature is up. That means I ovulated yesterday, so I can figure out how well we did this cycle. Hmmm, BD’d two days before ovulation and the day of. That’s pretty good.
Usage notesEdit

The term is chiefly used in online forums relating to fertility and pregnancy.

ReferencesEdit

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Acronym for bande dessinée

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /be.de/
  • (file)

NounEdit

BD f (plural BD)

  1. comic strip
    Synonym: bédé

Further readingEdit


JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from English Blu-ray Disc.

NounEdit

BD(ブルーレイ) (burūrei

  1. Abbreviation of ブルーレイ (burūrei, Blu-ray Disc).
    BD(ブルーレイ)(つき)
    burūrei-tsuki
    includes Blu-Ray disc