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Princeton's WordNet

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

    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, unitynoun

    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, iadjective

    the 9th letter of the Roman alphabet

  4. one, 1, i, aneadjective

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

    "`ane' is Scottish"


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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. I

  2. Ipronoun personal.

    I, gen. me; plural we; gen. us. ic, me, we, us.

    Etymology: ik, Gothick; ic, Saxon; ich, Dutch.

    I do not like these several councils, I. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.

    There is none greater in this house than I. Gen. xxxix. 9.

    Be of good cheer, it is I; be not afraid. Mat. xiv. 27.

    What shall I do to be for ever known,
    And make the age to come my own?
    I shall like beasts or common people dye,
    Unless you write my elegy. Abraham Cowley.

    Hence, and make room for me. Abraham Cowley.

    When chance of business parts us two,
    What do our souls, I wonder, do? Abraham Cowley.

    Of that book you have given us a large earnest. Abraham Cowley.

    Thus, having pass'd the night in fruitless pain,
    I to my longing friends return again. John Dryden, Æn.

    There is but one man whom she can have, and that is me. Clarissa.

    Hath Romeo slain himself? Say thou but I,
    And that bare vowel, I, shall poison more
    Than the death-darting eye of cockatrice. William Shakespeare.

    Did your letters pierce the queen?
    —— I, sir; she took 'em and read 'em in my presence,
    And now and then an ample tear trill'd down. William Shakespeare.


  1. I

    I (named i, plural ies) is the ninth letter and the third vowel in the modern English alphabet and the ISO basic Latin alphabet.


  1. I

    "I" can refer to the first-person singular pronoun, used to indicate oneself as the speaker or writer. It represents the individual's personal identity or subjective perspective in a given context or statement.

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

  5. Etymology: [OE. i, ich, ic, AS. ic; akin to OS. & D. ik, OHG. ih, G. ich, Icel. ek, Dan. jeg, Sw. jag, Goth. ik, OSlav. az', Russ. ia, W. i, L. ego, Gr. 'egw`, 'egw`n, Skr. aham. 179. Cf. Egoism.]


  1. I

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. I

    ī, pron. the nominative case singular of the first personal pronoun: the word used by a speaker or writer in mentioning himself: the object of self-consciousness, the ego. [M. E. ich—A.S. ic; Ger. ich, Ice. ek, L. ego, Gr. egō, Sans. aham.]

  2. I

    ī, adv. same as Ay.—I', a form of in.

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. i

    The third class of rating on Lloyd's books, for the comparative excellence of merchant ships. (See A.)

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  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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of i in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of i in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  • Ivan J. Seelig
    Ivan J. Seelig
    I would like to know why is "I" written in capital letter. It doesn´t matter where it is. WHY?
    LikeReply3 years ago

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