id

[id]
noun Psychoanalysis.
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:
1920–25; < Latin id it, as a translation of German Es, special use of es it, as a psychoanalytic term

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ID

[ahy-dee]
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]
contraction of I would or I had.

See contraction.

-id

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

-id

2
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

-id

3
variant of -ide: lipid .

-id

4
a suffix occurring in descriptive adjectives borrowed from Latin, often corresponding to nouns ending in -or1, : fetid; humid; pallid .

Origin:
< Latin -idus

ID.

(in Iraq) dinar; dinars.

Id.

id.

I.D.

3.
Military. Infantry Division.
4.
Intelligence Department.

Origin:
1950–55

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id1 (ɪd)
 
n
psychoanal the mass of primitive instincts and energies in the unconscious mind that, modified by the ego and the superego, underlies all psychic activity
 
[C20: New Latin, from Latin: it; used to render German Es]

id2
 
the internet domain name for
Indonesia

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

id.
 
abbreviation for
idem

Id.
 
abbreviation for
Idaho

I'd (aɪd)
 
contraction of
I had or I would

-id1
 
suffix forming nouns
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
 
[from Latin -id-, -is, from Greek, feminine suffix of origin]

-id2
 
suffix forming adjectives, —suffix forming nouns
1.  indicating members of a zoological family: cyprinid
2.  indicating members of a dynasty: Seleucid; Fatimid
 
[from New Latin -idae or -ida, from Greek -idēs suffix indicating offspring]

-id3
 
suffix forming nouns
a variant of -ide

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Definition:  See intelligent design
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Word Origin & History

id
1924, in Joan Riviere's translation of Freud's "Das Ich und das Es," from L. id "it" (translation of Ger. es "it" in Freud's title), used in psychoanalytical theory to denote the unconscious instinctual force.
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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 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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Id definition


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id definition

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

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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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Some doctors even suggest the use of a medical alert id bracelet.
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