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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 of id

1920–25; < Latin id it, as a translation of German Es, special use of es it, as a psychoanalytic term

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 ID·ing.
  1. to identify.
  2. to issue an ID to: Go to the admissions office if you haven't been ID'd yet.
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Examples from the Web for ids

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • The determinants, ids, and idants, are purely hypothetical elements.

  • That is why it is said that the Ids do not know the home world from which they originally came.

    Cubs of the Wolf

    Raymond F. Jones

  • But for my money I'd just as soon tackle the question of the Ids.

    Cubs of the Wolf

    Raymond F. Jones

  • The Ids get what they want, and we get sarghs with nothing like the slave relationship you had in mind.

    Cubs of the Wolf

    Raymond F. Jones

  • The basic premise of the Ids is asceticism and there never was any strength in that idea.

    Cubs of the Wolf

    Raymond F. Jones


British Dictionary definitions for ids

ID

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

id1

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

the internet domain name for
  1. Indonesia
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Word Origin and History for ids

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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

ids in Medicine

id

(ĭd)
n.
  1. 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

abbr.
  1. infecting dose
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ids in Culture

id

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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