Definitions for IDɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the part of the psyche that is the source of unconscious and instinctive impulses that seek satisfaction in accordance with the pleasure principle.

    Category: Psychology

    Ref: Compare ego (def. 2) 2 , superego

* Psychoanal..

Origin of id:

1924; < L id it, as a trans. of G Es lit., it



  1. Also, Id. Idaho.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. Also, i.d. inside diameter.

  3. (Iraq) dinar.

    Category: Numismatics


  1. contraction of I would or

    I had.

    Category: Usage Note


  1. a suffix of nouns that have the general sense “offspring of, descendant of,” occurring orig. in loanwords from Greek (Atreid; Nereid), and productive in English on the Greek model, esp. in names of dynasties, with the dynasty's founder as the base noun (Abbasid; Fatimid), and in names of periodic meteor showers, with the base noun usu. denoting the constellation or other celestial object in which the shower appears (Perseid).

    Category: Affix

Origin of -id:

< L -id-, s. of -is < Gk


  1. a suffix occurring in English derivatives of modern Latin taxonomic names, esp. zoological families and classes; such derivatives are usu. nouns denoting a single member of the taxon or adjectives with the sense “pertaining to” the taxon:

    arachnid; canid.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -id:

< Gk -idēs


  1. lipid.

    Category: Affix

    Ref: var. of -ide


  1. a suffix occurring in descriptive adjectives borrowed from Latin, often corresponding to nouns ending in -or1:

    humid; pallid.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -id:

< L -idus


  1. idem.


  1. identification.

  2. identity.

  3. Intelligence Department.

    Category: Government

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Idaho, Gem State, ID(noun)

    a state in the Rocky Mountains

  2. ID, I.D.(noun)

    a card or badge used to identify the bearer

    "you had to show your ID in order to get in"

  3. id(noun)

    (psychoanalysis) primitive instincts and energies underlying all psychic activity

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ID(noun)ɪd

    an official document that contains important information about sb, or the information it contains

    Show your ID at the door.; Do you have any ID with you?


  1. ID(Verb)

    To identify (an object, etc.).

  2. ID(Verb)

    To request to see a personu2019s identification for proof of identity or age.

    The bartender will have to ID you before serving you a drink.

  3. ID(Abbreviation)

    creation theory:

  4. Id(Contraction)

    Contraction of I had.

    I'd already been there, but I wanted to go again.

  5. Id(Contraction)

    Contraction of I would.

    I'd like to go to Armenia one day, but am worried about the weather.

  6. id(Noun)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Id(noun)

    a small fresh-water cyprinoid fish (Leuciscus idus or Idus idus) of Europe. A domesticated variety, colored like the goldfish, is called orfe in Germany


  1. ID

    I.D. is a 1994 British film made by BBC Films about football hooliganism, directed by Philip Davis and starring Reece Dinsdale, Sean Pertwee and Warren Clarke. It is set in the 1980s, in England, mainly London, and also shot at Millmoor and Valley Parade football grounds in Rotherham and Bradford respectively. The tagline is "When you go undercover, remember one thing... Who you are."

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Id

    The part of the personality structure which harbors the unconscious instinctive desires and strivings of the individual.

Anagrams of ID

  1. di , Di, dI, DI

Translations for ID

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