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D-day

 (dē′dā′)
n.
1. The unnamed day on which an operation or offensive is to be launched.
2. The day on which the Allied forces invaded France during World War II (June 6, 1944).

[D (abbr. of day) + day.]

D-day

n
1. (Historical Terms) the day, June 6, 1944, on which the Allied invasion of Europe began
2. the day on which any large-scale operation is planned to start
[C20: from D(ay)-day; compare H-hour]

D-day

or D-Day

(ˈdiˌdeɪ)

n.
1. a day set for beginning something.
2. June 6, 1944, the day of the invasion of W Europe by Allied forces in World War II.
[1915–20; Dutch (for day) + day]

D-day

See: times.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.D-day - date of the Allied landing in France, World War IID-day - date of the Allied landing in France, World War II
Translations

D-day

[ˈdiːdeɪ] N (Hist) → el día D, el día de la invasión aliada de Normandía (6 junio 1944) (fig) → día m D

D-day

n (Hist, fig) → der Tag X

D-day

[ˈdiːˌdeɪ] nD-day m giorno dello sbarco alleato in Normandia
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Eddie, aged 95, is a veteran of the D-Day invasion - not to mention the campaign for the liberation of Belsen and Burma - and is surely worthy of this award.
The Boys of Pointe du Hoc" On June 6, 1984, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, President Ronald Reagan spoke to some of the surviving army rangers who took the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc.
THE plane that led the D-Day invasion has been found in an aircraft scrapyard.
A perfect confluence of events brings the two friends back together during a time of critical planning for the D-Day invasion of Europe.
Army in March of 1941 just prior to the onset of World War II, serving proudly during the War in Europe taking part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and the major battles of Europe with the 5th Armor Division.
Widely recognized for his service to the Eastern Band, Wolfe is a Navy veteran who was aboard a ship both during the D-Day invasion at Normandy and the Japanese surrender that ended World War II.
The prayer to be included on the plaque was delivered over the radio to millions of Americans by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the morning of the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion, the Allied push into Europe that eventually led to the end of the conflict.
TO mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, Air Cadets from 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron Squadrons had the opportunity to see the historic wall map used in the planning of the D-Day invasion.
And 15% said the D-Day invasion happened at Pearl Harbor—including one in 10 college graduates.
For the anniversary commemorations, the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight aircraft, including two Spitfires, a Lancaster and a Hurricane arrived in Le Havre and will don D-Day invasion stripes for a number of flypasts until June 7.
This installation was one of the first objectives captured during the D-Day invasion.