Definitions for I

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

I, i(n.; i.)(pl.)I's; Is, i's; is.

  1. the ninth letter of the English alphabet, a vowel.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  2. any spoken sound represented by this letter.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  3. something shaped like anI.

  4. Category: Printing

I*(pron.)I; my; mine; me

  1. (pron.)the nominative singular pronoun used by a speaker or writer in referring to himself or herself.

    Category: Function Word

  2. (n.)(used to denote the narrator of a literary work written in the first person singular.)

  3. the ego; the self.

    Category: Philosphy

* nom.. Usage: See me.

Origin of I:

bef. 900; ME ik, ich, i; OE ic, ih; c. OHG ih, ON ek, L ego, Gk egṓ, Skt ahám


  1. interstate (used with a number to designate an interstate highway):


    Category: Transportation, Usage Note


  1. the ninth in order or in a series.

  2. (sometimes l.c.) the Roman numeral for 1.

    Ref: Compare Roman numerals.

  3. Chem. iodine.

    Category: Chemistry

  4. Biochem. isoleucine.

    Category: Biochemistry

  5. Elect. current.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

* Symbol..


  1. Physics Symbol. isotopic spin.

    Category: Physics


  1. Math Symbol. the imaginary number (-1)^(1/2).

    Category: Math

  2. a unit vector on the x-axis of a coordinate system.

    Category: Math


  1. Category: Affix

    Ref: var. of y- 6


  1. cuneiform; Frenchify.

    Category: Affix

    Ref: the typical ending of the first element of compounds of Latin words, as -o- 8 is of Greek words, but often used in English with a first element of any origin, if the second element is of Latin origin:


  1. Independent.

  2. International.

  3. Island.

  4. Isle.


  1. imperator.

  2. incisor.

  3. interest.

  4. intransitive.

    Category: Grammar

  5. island.

  6. isle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. iodine, iodin, I, atomic number 53(noun)

    a nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks)

  2. one, 1, I, ace, single, unity(noun)

    the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number

    "he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it"; "they had lunch at one"

  3. I, i(adj)

    the 9th letter of the Roman alphabet

  4. one, 1, i, ane(adj)

    used of a single unit or thing; not two or more

    "`ane' is Scottish"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. I(pronoun)ɪ

    the person who is speaking or writing

    I have two brothers.; Can I help you?; I'm next, aren't I?


  1. i(Contraction)


  2. i(Contraction)


  3. Origin: ic, from . More at English I

Webster Dictionary

  1. I

    i, the ninth letter of the English alphabet, takes its form from the Phoenician, through the Latin and the Greek. The Phoenician letter was probably of Egyptian origin. Its original value was nearly the same as that of the Italian I, or long e as in mete. Etymologically I is most closely related to e, y, j, g; as in dint, dent, beverage, L. bibere; E. kin, AS. cynn; E. thin, AS. /ynne; E. dominion, donjon, dungeon

  2. I

    in our old authors, I was often used for ay (or aye), yes, which is pronounced nearly like it

  3. I

    as a numeral, I stands for 1, II for 2, etc

  4. I

    the nominative case of the pronoun of the first person; the word with which a speaker or writer denotes himself


  1. I

    I is the ninth letter and a vowel in the ISO basic Latin alphabet.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. I

    A symbol sometimes used to indicate current intensity. Thus Ohm's law is often expressed I = E, meaning current intensity is equal to electro-motive force divided by resistance. C is the more general symbol for current intensity.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'I' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #17

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'I' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2

Translations for I

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(only as the subject of a verb) the word used by a speaker or writer in talking about himself or herself

I can't find my book; John and I have always been friends.

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