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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Mute \Mute\, n.
     1. One who does not speak, whether from physical inability,
        unwillingness, or other cause. Specifically:
        (a) One who, from deafness, either congenital or from
            early life, is unable to use articulate language; a
            deaf-mute.


        (b) A person employed by undertakers at a funeral.
        (c) A person whose part in a play does not require him to
            speak.
        (d) Among the Turks, an officer or attendant who is
            selected for his place because he can not speak.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Phon.) A letter which represents no sound; a silent
        letter; also, a close articulation; an element of speech
        formed by a position of the mouth organs which stops the
        passage of the breath; as, {p}, {b}, {d}, {k}, {t}.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Mus.) A little utensil made of brass, ivory, or other
        material, so formed that it can be fixed in an erect
        position on the bridge of a violin, or similar instrument,
        in order to deaden or soften the tone.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  D \D\ (d[=e])
     1. The fourth letter of the English alphabet, and a vocal
        consonant. The English letter is from Latin, which is from
        Greek, which took it from Ph[oe]nician, the probable
        ultimate origin being Egyptian. It is related most nearly
        to t and th; as, Eng. deep, G. tief; Eng. daughter, G.
        tochter, Gr. qyga`thr, Skr. duhitr. See Guide to
        Pronunciation, [root]178, 179, 229.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Mus.) The nominal of the second tone in the model major
        scale (that in C), or of the fourth tone in the relative
        minor scale of C (that in A minor), or of the key tone in
        the relative minor of F.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. As a numeral D stands for 500. in this use it is not the
        initial of any word, or even strictly a letter, but one
        half of the sign ? (or ? ) the original Tuscan numeral for
        1000.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  d
       adj : denoting a quantity consisting of 500 items or units [syn: {five
             hundred}, {500}]
       n 1: a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets [syn: {vitamin D},
             {calciferol}, {viosterol}, {ergocalciferol}, {cholecarciferol}]
       2: the cardinal number that is the product of one hundred and
          five [syn: {five hundred}, {500}]
       3: the 4th letter of the Roman alphabet

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03) [foldoc]:

  D
       
          1. "The Data Language."  {MS-DOS} 4GL.
       
          2. A {Haskell}-like language, with {type class}es.
       
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