from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The unnamed day on which an operation or offensive is to be launched.
- noun The day on which the Allied forces invaded France during World War II (June 6, 1944).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Mil.) the day designated for the beginning of a planned attack by a military force; in communications the day is often otherwise unspecified for security reasons.
- noun 6 June 1944, the day of the landing in France, by troops allied against the Germans in World War II.
- noun informal the day for commencement or execution of any elaborate planned activity; -- often used jocosely.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
In Washington, the countdown continues to what Americans are calling D-day, 2 August, when the US government says it would no longer be able to pay its bills within the existing debt ceiling of $14.3 trillion.
But Barclays Capital doesn't believe Aug. 2 really is D-day.
Including Soviet forces in the invasion of Japan following their declaration of war on August 8, with D-day less than three months off, would have required rewriting the OPLAN.
Now forgive me if I am wrong but have we not just commemorated D-day and the brave men who laid down their lives to fight against the tyranny of fascism and wipe it from the face of Europe? only to send two fascists a few days later to Europe to represent us.
We had the chance to talk to one man who served in that war and World War Two, where he was almost killed on D-day.
This is all pre D-day, although the build up was taking place.
The NL however is anything but, and tomorrow brings a D-day for the Cardinals, Phillies, Brewers and D'Backs.
He also writes about visiting the Hiroshima memorial in Japan in the final essay, which provided a strange juxtaposition to the D-day memorial here.
When D-day rolled around, Sigmon felt fantastic, and the practice jump off a three-story parking garage was easy.
A bomb was dropped on us but it just missed on D-day.