Meaning of D-Day in English:

D-Day

Pronunciation /ˈdiːdeɪ/

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noun

  • 1The day (6 June 1944) in the Second World War on which Allied forces invaded northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy.

    ‘This weekend, the world will remember the courage and sacrifice of the Allied troops at the D-Day landings in France.’
    • ‘The raid also had a major influence on the success of the Allied troop landings on the Normandy beaches on D-Day a year later.’
    • ‘In the days following the D-Day landings, Allied troops carved a tenuous foothold on the coast of Normandy.’
    • ‘A soldier who was among first allied servicemen to land on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day is preparing to return to the scenes.’
    • ‘Just about one year later, the start of the liberation of France took place with D-Day on June 6th.’
    • ‘Sixty years ago this weekend thousands of young men from this area braced themselves to storm the beaches at Normandy on D-Day.’
    • ‘Rode back early this morning, and my helmet now looks like an insect version of the Normandy beaches after D-Day.’
    • ‘After D-Day, Marshal Pétain reminded the French of their neutrality and Frenchmen did not fight against the Allies.’
    • ‘A Second World War soldier who parachuted into Normandy on D-Day has died, aged 82.’
    • ‘The school recently visited the Normandy beaches to learn about D-Day.’
    • ‘He went on to command the US land forces at D-Day and the subsequent US advance through France.’
    • ‘His ship supported the American landings on Omaha Beach on D-Day, picking up survivors.’
    • ‘He was among the Canadian forces that landed on Juno Beach on D-Day.’
    • ‘A special exhibition has been mounted to mark the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings.’
    • ‘Mr Smart landed on Sword Beach in Ouistreham, Normandy at noon on D-Day in a Sherman Firefly tank.’
    • ‘The D-Day commemorations in Normandy this weekend will be a reminder of our shared history.’
    • ‘One RAAF pilot flew two sorties on D-Day alongside his Allied counterparts.’
    • ‘Allied casualties on D-Day are estimated at 10,000, of whom 2,500 were killed.’
    • ‘Crews stationed there flew into action on D-Day as well as during the Arnhem and Rhine crossing operations.’
    • ‘Gen. George C. Marshall began planning the postwar occupation of Germany two years before D-Day.’
    1. 1.1The day on which an important operation is to begin or a change to take effect.
      ‘Powell embarks on a publicity blitz that promises to be the D-Day of author tours’
      • ‘Inside Out follows residents on their fight with officialdom as the final countdown to D-Day begins.’
      • ‘Rehearsals began in October gathering in frequency and intensity as D-Day approaches.’
      • ‘Once we got everything we picked a day and that day will go into the history books as our personal D-Day: 29th of June 2003.’
      • ‘It was my D-Day and I wanted to look perfect.’
      • ‘Start by having your own D-Day or personal baptism.’

Origin

From D for day+ day. Compare with H-hour.