me

[mee]
pronoun
1.
the objective case of I, used as a direct or indirect object: They asked me to the party. Give me your hand.
2.
Informal. (used instead of the pronoun I in the predicate after the verb to be ): It's me.
3.
Informal. (used instead of the pronoun my before a gerund): Did you hear about me getting promoted?
adjective
4.
of or involving an obsessive interest in one's own satisfaction: the me decade.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English me, Old English (dative and accusative singular); cognate with Dutch mij, Old High German mir


2. A traditional rule governing the case of personal pronouns after forms of the verb to be is that the nominative or subjective form (I; she; he; we; they) must be chosen. Some 400 years ago, owing to the feeling that the postverb position in a sentence is object rather than subject territory, me and other objective pronouns (him; her; us; them) began to replace the subjective forms after be, so that It is I became It is me. Today such constructions—It's me. That's him. It must be them.—are almost universal in speech, the context in which they usually occur. In formal speech or edited writing, the subjective forms are used: It was I who first noticed the problem. My brother was the one who called our attention to the problem, but it wasn't he who solved it. It had been she at the window, not her husband.
Me and other objective forms have also replaced the subjective forms in speech in constructions like Me neither; Not us; Who, them? and in comparisons after as or than: She's no faster than him at getting the answers. When the pronoun is the subject of a verb that is expressed, the nominative forms are used: Neither did I. She's no faster than he is at getting the answers. See also than.
3. When a verb form ending in -ing functions as a noun, it is traditionally called a gerund: Walking is good exercise. She enjoys reading biographies. Usage guides have long insisted that gerunds, being nouns, must be preceded by the possessive form of the pronouns or nouns (my; your; her; his; its; our; their; child's; author's) rather than by the objective forms (me; you; him; her; it; us; them): The landlord objected to my (not me) having guests late at night. Several readers were delighted at the author's (not author) taking a stand on the issue. In standard practice, however, both objective and possessive forms appear before gerunds. Possessives are more common in formal edited writing, but the occurrence of objective forms is increasing; in informal writing and speech objective forms are more common: Many objections have been raised to the government (or government's) allowing lumbering in national parks. “Does anyone object to me (or my) reading this report aloud?” the moderator asked.
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ME

1.
Maine (approved especially for use with zip code).
2.
Middle East.
3.
Middle English.

Me

Chemistry.

Me.

M.E.

1.
(often lowercase) managing editor.
2.
Master of Education.
3.
Master of Engineering.
4.
Mechanical Engineer.
5.
Medical Examiner.
6.
Methodist Episcopal.
7.
Middle English.
8.
Mining Engineer.

I

[ahy]
pronoun, nominative I, possessive my or mine, objective me; plural nominative we, possessive our or ours, objective us.
1.
the nominative singular pronoun, used by a speaker in referring to himself or herself.
noun, plural I's.
2.
(used to denote the narrator of a literary work written in the first person singular).
3.
Metaphysics. the ego.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English ik, ich, i; Old English ic, ih; cognate with German ich, Old Norse ek, Latin ego, Greek egṓ, OCS azŭ, Lithuanian aš, Sanskrit ahám


See me.

nemo me impune lacessit

[ne-moh me im-poo-ne lah-kes-sit; English nee-moh mee im-pyoo-nee luh-ses-it]
Latin.
no one attacks me with impunity: motto of Scotland.
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i or I (aɪ)
 
n , pl i's, I's, Is
1.  the ninth letter and third vowel of the modern English alphabet
2.  any of several speech sounds represented by this letter, in English as in bite or hit
3.  a.  something shaped like an I
 b.  (in combination): an I-beam
4.  dot the i's and cross the t's to pay meticulous attention to detail
 
I or I
 
n

i
 
symbol for
Also called: j the imaginary number √--1

I1 (aɪ)
 
pron
(subjective) refers to the speaker or writer
 
[C12: reduced form of Old English ic; compare Old Saxon ik, Old High German ih, Sanskrit ahám]

I2
 
symbol for
1.  chem iodine
2.  physics current
3.  physics isospin
4.  logic A E Compare O a particular affirmative categorial statement, such as some men are married, often symbolized as SiP
5.  Roman numeral See Roman numerals one
 
abbreviation for
6.  Italy (international car registration)
 
[(for sense 4) from Latin (aff)i(rmo) I affirm]

me1 (miː, (unstressed) mɪ)
 
pron
1.  refers to the speaker or writer: that shocks me; he gave me the glass
2.  chiefly (US) (when used an an indirect object) a dialect word for myself : I want to get me a car
 
n
3.  informal the personality of the speaker or writer or something that expresses it: the real me comes out when I'm happy
 
[Old English (dative); compare Dutch, German mir, Latin (accusative), mihi (dative)]

me2 (miː)
 
n
a variant spelling of mi

me3
 
the internet domain name for
Montenegro

Me
 
the chemical symbol for
the methyl group

ME
 
abbreviation for
1.  Maine
2.  Marine Engineer
3.  Mechanical Engineer
4.  Methodist Episcopal
5.  Mining Engineer
6.  Middle English
7.  (in titles) Most Excellent
8.  myalgic encephalopathy

Me.
 
abbreviation for
Maine

mi or me (miː)
 
n
music (in tonic sol-fa) the third degree of any major scale; mediant
 
[C16: see gamut]
 
me or me
 
n
 
[C16: see gamut]

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Word Origin & History

I
12c. shortening of O.E. ic, first person sing. nom. pronoun, from P.Gmc. *ekan (cf. O.Fris. ik, O.N. ek, Norw. eg, Dan. jeg, O.H.G. ih, Ger. ich, Goth. ik), from PIE *ego(m) (cf. Skt. aham, Hitt. uk, L. ego, Gk. ego, Rus. ja). Reduced to i by 1137 in northern England, it began to be capitalized c.1250
to mark it as a distinct word and avoid misreading in handwritten manuscripts.
"The reason for writing I is ... the orthographic habit in the middle ages of using a 'long i' (that is, j or I) whenever the letter was isolated or formed the last letter of a group; the numeral 'one' was written j or I (and three iij, etc.), just as much as the pronoun." [Otto Jespersen, "Growth and Structure of the English Language," p.233]
The form ich or ik, especially before vowels, lingered in northern England until c.1400 and survived in southern dialects until 18c. The dot on the "small" letter -i- began to appear in 11c. L. manuscripts, to distinguish the letter from the stroke of another letter (such as -m- or -n-). Originally a diacritic, it was reduced to a dot with the introduction of Roman type fonts. The basic word for "I" in Japanese is watakushi, but it is not much used. Words that boys usually use are boku (polite) or ore (OH-ray), a rougher word, which can be rude depending on the situation. Girls usually use atashi (a feminine-sounding word) or the neutral watashi, but a tomboy might use boku like boys do.

me
O.E. me (dat.), me, mec (acc.; oblique cases of I), from P.Gmc. *meke (acc.), *mes (dat.), cf. O.N., Goth. mik, O.H.G. mih, Ger. mich; from PIE base *me-, *eme-, the bare stem of the pronoun (cf. Skt., Avestan mam, Gk. eme, L. me, O.Ir. me, Welsh mi "me"). Erroneous or vulgar use for nom. (e.g. it is
me) attested from c.1500. Dative preserved in obsolete meseems, methinks.
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Medical Dictionary

I

  1. The symbol for the element iodine.

  2. iThe symbol for current.

ME abbr.
medical examiner

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Science Dictionary
i   (ī)  Pronunciation Key 
The number whose square is equal to -1. Numbers expressed in terms of i are called imaginary or complex numbers.
I  
  1. The symbol for electric current.

  2. The symbol for iodine.


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Abbreviations & Acronyms
i
imaginary unit
I
  1. current

  2. ice

  3. incomplete

  4. institute

  5. intelligence

  6. interstate

  7. iodine

  8. isospin

  9. Italy (international vehicle ID)

  10. 1

ME
  1. Maine

  2. medical examiner

  3. Middle English

Me.
Maine
M.E.
  1. mechanical engineer

  2. mechanical engineering

  3. mining engineer

  4. mining engineering

  5. mission engineer

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Idioms & Phrases

me

see dear me; so help me.

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Example sentences for me
In good conscience i could not take advantage of the privileges available to me.
Hath mingled my joy with bitterness of the death of her who brought me this
  happiness.
Hence scholars need not be surprised if any such persons will likewise ridicule
  me.
And must confess that it fascinates me, he wrote to derleth.
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