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I move countries every three or four years. I was born in London, and we lived in Canada. Then we lived in Saudi Arabia until the Gulf War broke out, when we were forced to leave. Then we hop-scotched for a while from Holland back to Canada back to Saudi Arabia. Then there was D-day, so we had to get out again.
Hannah Simone

Meaning of D-day in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD D-DAY

From D( ay) -day; compare H-hour.
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PRONUNCIATION OF D-DAY

D-day play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF D-DAY

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WHAT DOES D-DAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

D-day

Normandy landings

The Normandy landings were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the invasion of German-occupied western Europe, led to the restoration of the French Republic, and contributed to an Allied victory in the war. Planning for the operation began in 1943. In the months leading up to the invasion, the Allies conducted a substantial military deception, codenamed Operation Bodyguard, to mislead the Germans as to the date and location of the main Allied landings. The weather on D-Day was far from ideal, but postponing would have meant a delay of at least two weeks, as the invasion planners had requirements for the phase of the moon, the tides, and the time of day that meant only a few days in each month were deemed suitable. Hitler placed German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel in command of German forces and of developing fortifications along the Atlantic Wall in anticipation of an Allied invasion.

definitionDefinition of D-day in the English dictionary

The definition of D-day in the dictionary is the day, June 6, 1944, on which the Allied invasion of Europe began. Other definition of D-day is the day on which any large-scale operation is planned to start.

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE D-DAY

D-day
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Synonyms and antonyms of D-day in the English dictionary of synonyms

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D日
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Día D
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D-day
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डी दिन
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D- يوم
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D- день
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D- dia
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Le jour J
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Der Tag X
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D-デイ
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D- 일
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D-day
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D-day
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D - day
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D - день
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D - zi
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D - ημέρα
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D - dag
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D - dagen
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D - dag
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I move countries every three or four years. I was born in London, and we lived in Canada. Then we lived in Saudi Arabia until the Gulf War broke out, when we were forced to leave. Then we hop-scotched for a while from Holland back to Canada back to Saudi Arabia. Then there was D-day, so we had to get out again.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «D-DAY»

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The Longest Day: June 6, 1944
For the Allies, as well as for Germany, it will be the longest day.
autorCornelius Ryan, 1999
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D-Day: June 6, 1944 -- The Climactic Battle of WWII
Chronicles the events, politics, and personalities of this pivotal day in World War II, shedding light on the strategies of commanders on both sides and the ramifications of the battle
autorStephen E. Ambrose, 1994
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D-Day: The Battle for Normandy
' Max Hastings, Sunday Times 'D-Day is a triumph of research . . . on almost every page there's some little detail that sticks in the mind or tweaks the heart. This is a terrific, inspiring, heart-breaking book.
autorAntony Beevor, 2012
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Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies
Operation Fortitude, which protected and enabled the invasion, and the Double Cross system, which specialized in turning German spies into double agents, tricked the Nazis into believing that the Allied attacks would come in Calais and ...
autorBen Macintyre, 2012
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D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II
D—Day night, when we made contact with our A and B companies, my spirits and morale rose a hundred percent. . . . I felt like doing handsprings for I was so happy. I knew then that the jerries had muffed their one chance for victory. I never  ...
autorStephen E. Ambrose, 2013
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The D-Day Companion: Leading Historians Explore History's ...
Provides opinions by military historians on D-Day, covering all aspects of the invasion, from the build-up to the experiences of the troops on the ground.
autorJane Penrose, 2004
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D-day Deception: Operation Fortitude and the Normandy Invasion
A new take on D-Day, showing that the successful deception of Operation Fortitude has received more than its fair share of credit for the Normandy invasions, obscuring not just the real invasion plans, but German weaknesses that contributed ...
autorMary Barbier, 2007
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Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy 1944
Presenting a classic and controversial history of the great battles that began with D-Day, Hastings constructs a dense, dramatic portrait of the Normandy invasion that brings the battles to life and cuts through common myths.
autorMax Hastings, 2010
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D-Day 1944 (1): Omaha Beach
The D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 were the largest amphibious military operation ever mounted.
autorSteven J. Zaloga, 2012
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Invasion: The Story of D-Day
Revisits the greatest amphibious invasion the world had ever seen on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, that involved thousands of ships, incredible planning and preparation, and a million courageous soldiers, sailors, and airmen ...
autorBruce Bliven, 2007
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «D-DAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term D-day is used in the context of the following news items.
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First British soldier into Normandy during D-Day landings dies aged 95
A D-Day landings 70th anniversary parachute drop over Normandy in ... The first British soldier to land in occupied France during the D-day ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Scots D-Day hero launches bid to be awarded prize bravery medal …
A D-DAY hero has launched a bid to get his invasion medal – more than 70 years ... “When we arrived on D-Day, we sat down for a meal and ... «Scottish Daily Record, Jul 15»
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Greece's D-Day and the future of Europe
Suddenly Greece is about a lot more than Greece. The lopsided Greek vote — 61 percent to 39 percent — to reject a rescue package from the ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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Online drive raises funds to restore iconic WWII plane with D-Day
John M. Donalson of Birmingham, who piloted "That's All, Brother,” a Douglas C47 transport plane, during the Allied D-Day invasion of France ... «AL.com, Jul 15»
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Transfer Talk: Spurs D-Day for Rangers pair, Zlatan to Real Madrid
So when claims started to appear on the social media site alleging Celtic were close to a loan deal with Real Madrid for Martin Odegaard, then ... «stv.tv, Jul 15»
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Photos: Annie Lin, Jerry Wu attend National D-Day Memorial event
A memorial Testament of Freedom-A commemoration of Normandy Landing, 6 June 1944 at National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia on ... «Roanoke Times, Jul 15»
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D-Day bravery is recognised by French allies after 71 years
A veteran from Bridgnorth has been presented with France's highest military honour to recognise the part he played in World War Two's D-Day ... «shropshirestar.com, Jul 15»
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D Stands For Disaster In 'D-Day'
Imagine Seoul after a devastating earthquake. That's what the producers of "D-Day" have done. They created a drama about the members of a ... «KDramaStars, Jul 15»
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British Gas: D-day looms large for owner, Centrica
Energy group Centrica will soon to find out just how sharp are the teeth of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The watchdog has ... «The Week UK, Jul 15»
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WWII veteran remembers D-Day jump in France
The 507th Regiment happened to land in Sainte Mere Eglise, the village made famous in the gripping D-Day movie "The Longest Day." When ... «Rapid City Journal, Jul 15»
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