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[id] /ɪd/
noun, Psychoanalysis
1.
the part of the psyche, residing in the unconscious, that is the source of instinctive impulses that seek satisfaction in accordance with the pleasure principle and are modified by the ego and the superego before they are given overt expression.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < Latin id it, as a translation of German Es, special use of es it, as a psychoanalytic term

ID

[ahy-dee] /ˈaɪˈdi/
noun
1.
a means of identification, as a card or bracelet containing official or approved identification information.
verb (used with object), ID'd or IDed or ID'ed, ID'ing or IDing.
2.
to identify.
3.
to issue an ID to:
Go to the admissions office if you haven't been ID'd yet.

ID

1.
Idaho (approved especially for use with zip code).
2.
Also, i.d. inside diameter.

I'd

[ahyd] /aɪd/
1.
contraction of I would or I had.
Usage note

-id1

1.
a suffix of nouns that have the general sense “offspring of, descendant of,” occurring originally in loanwords from Greek (Atreid; Nereid), and productive in English on the Greek model, especially in names of dynasties, with the dynasty's founder as the base noun (Abbasid; Attalid), and in names of periodic meteor showers, with the base noun usually denoting the constellation or other celestial object in which the shower appears (Perseid).
Origin
< Latin -id-, stem of -is < Greek: feminine patronymic suffix; or < Latin -idēs < Greek: masculine patronymic suffix

-id2

1.
a suffix occurring in English derivatives of modern Latin taxonomic names, especially zoological families and classes; such derivatives are usually nouns denoting a single member of the taxon or adjectives with the sense “pertaining to” the taxon: arachnid; canid .
Origin
< Greek -idēs -id1, as singular of Neo-Latin -ida -ida or -idae -idae

-id3

1.
variant of -ide: lipid .

-id4

1.
a suffix occurring in descriptive adjectives borrowed from Latin, often corresponding to nouns ending in -or1, : fetid; humid; pallid .
Origin
< Latin -idus

ID.

1.
(in Iraq) dinar; dinars.

Id.

1.

id.

1.
idem.

I.D.

2.
3.
Military. Infantry Division.
4.
Intelligence Department.
Origin
1950-55
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  • Some doctors even suggest the use of a medical alert id bracelet.
British Dictionary definitions for id

id1

/ɪd/
noun
1.
(psychoanal) the mass of primitive instincts and energies in the unconscious mind that, modified by the ego and the superego, underlies all psychic activity
Word Origin
C20: New Latin, from Latin: it; used to render German Es

id2

abbreviation
1.
Indonesia

ID

abbreviation
1.
Idaho
2.
identification (document)
3.
Also i.d. inside diameter
4.
Intelligence Department
5.
Also i.d. intradermal

id.

abbreviation
1.
idem

Id.

abbreviation
1.
Idaho

I'd

/aɪd/
contraction
1.
I had or I would

-id1

suffix
1.
indicating the names of meteor showers that appear to radiate from a specified constellation: Orionids (from Orion)
2.
indicating a particle, body, or structure of a specified kind: energid
Word Origin
from Latin -id-, -is, from Greek, feminine suffix of origin

-id2

suffix, suffix
1.
indicating members of a zoological family: cyprinid
2.
indicating members of a dynasty: Seleucid, Fatimid
Word Origin
from New Latin -idae or -ida, from Greek -idēs suffix indicating offspring

-id3

suffix
1.
a variant of -ide
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Word Origin and History for id
n.

1924, in Joan Riviere's translation of Freud's "Das Ich und das Es" (1923), from Latin id "it" (translation of German es "it" in Freud's title), used in psychoanalytical theory to denote the unconscious instinctual force. Latin id is from PIE pronomial stem *i- (see yon).

I.D.

also ID (but pronounced as separate letters), short for identification, attested from 1955.

-id

word-forming element meaning "belonging to, connected with, member of a group or class" (plural -idae), from French -ide and directly from Latin -ides, masculine patronymic, from Greek -ides. In astronomy, of meteor showers, it represents Latin -idis, Greek -idos, the genitive of the feminine patronymic suffix.

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id in Medicine

id (ĭd)
n.
In psychoanalytic theory, the division of the psyche that is totally unconscious and serves as the source of instinctual impulses and demands for immediate satisfaction of primitive needs.

ID 2
abbr.
infecting dose

-id suff.
Body; particle: chromatid.

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id in Culture

id definition


In Freudian theory, the part of the psyche associated with instinctual, repressed, or antisocial desires, usually sexual or aggressive. In its efforts to satisfy these desires, the id comes into conflict with the social and practical constraints enforced by the ego and superego. (See also pleasure principle.)

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Slang definitions & phrases for id

ID

noun
  1. An identity card
  2. Identification; evidence for one's identity: You can't cash it here without ID
verb

To identify: Police ID driver killed in chase (1950s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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id in Technology

networking
The country code for Indonesia.
(1999-01-27)

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Related Abbreviations for id

id

Indonesian

ID

  1. Idaho
  2. identification
  3. infecting dose
  4. infectious disease
  5. insect damage
  6. Intelligence Department
  7. intradermal

id.

Latin idem (the same)

Id.

Idaho

i.d.

  1. inner diameter
  2. inside diameter
  3. internal diameter
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