Definition of b :
is the second letter of the English alphabet. ( See Guide to Pronunciation, 196, 220.) It is etymologically related to p, v, f, w and m , letters representing sounds having a close organic affinity to its own sound; as in Eng. bursar and purser; Eng.
a, 1, bel, ABO system, beat, type B, barn, academic year, vitamin B complex, anticoagulant, vitamin B, B.C., demerit, chord, A.D., biannual, artery, aitch, bcc, 2, atomic number 5, bacillus, 8, d, AV, bass, anon., distinction, g, full marks, cc, ABC's, group B, B-complex vitamin, Capt., GPA, boron, bleeding, abbreviation, do, B.C.E., c, atrium, f, aorta, calendar, FWIW, BTW, 4, annual, h, bacilli, CCTV, crotchet, acronym, e, B complex, atheroma, cf., double flat, 00s, apt., B vitamin, bpi