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

Translingual

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BD

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

English

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Etymology 1

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Initialisms.

Noun

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BD (countable and uncountable, plural BDs)

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

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BD

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

Etymology 2

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Borrowed from French BD.

Noun

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BD (plural BDs)

  1. (borrowed) Comics.

Etymology 3

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Initialism of baby dance.

Noun

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BD (plural BDs)

  1. (colloquial, originally and chiefly Internet slang) An act of sexual intercourse for the purpose of conception.
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The term is chiefly used in online forums relating to fertility and pregnancy.

Verb

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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.
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The term is chiefly used in online forums relating to fertility and pregnancy.[2]

References

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  1. ^ Hayes, Adam (2021 March 29) “What Is a Broker-Dealer (B-D), and How Does It Work?”, in Investopedia[1], retrieved 16 March 2023
  2. ^ BD, v.” under B, n.”, in OED Online  , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, 2018.

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French

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Etymology

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Acronym for bande dessinée

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /be.de/
  • Audio:(file)

Noun

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BD f (plural BD)

  1. comic strip
    Synonym: bédé

Further reading

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Japanese

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Etymology

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Derived from English Blu-ray Disc.

Noun

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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