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.
Other definitions for ID (2 of 12)
a means of identification, as a card or bracelet containing official or approved identification information.
to issue an ID to: Go to the admissions office if you haven't been ID'd yet.
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Other definitions for I'd (4 of 12)
contraction of I had:I'd never seen anything like it before!
contraction of I would:If I were you, I'd be careful what I wish for.
Other definitions for -id (5 of 12)
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).
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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.
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a suffix occurring in descriptive adjectives borrowed from Latin, often corresponding to nouns ending in -or1 : fetid; humid; pallid.
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(in Iraq) dinar; dinars.
Other definitions for I.D. (12 of 12)
Military. Infantry Division.
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How to use id in a sentence
And so, he says he left prison without proper id, just his release papers and the “dress-out gear” he was given by the state.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside | Justin Rohrlich | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Once people with id are arrested, they are particularly susceptible to making coerced and often false confessions.
Steps can be taken to protect people with id when they are involved with the criminal justice system.
An IQ below 70 generally indicates someone with intellectual disability (id).
As with all criminal suspects, far too few police interrogations of people with id are videotaped or only partially videotaped.
id suademus, vt infantes ad nos lustrandi afferantur, quod etiam Dei beneficio iam cœpit fieri.
Nam neque id diu fuit, & semper altero decumbente, alter stetit.
Illustrius mult est id quod sequitur, & ad Barbaror sensum in Baptismi laud singulare.
id die before id let any body know that I cared for him more than he cared for me, wouldnt you?Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
id have made more of it, added Bobby, only Miss Gould didnt seem to care for that kind of poetry.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for id (1 of 9)
psychoanal the mass of primitive instincts and energies in the unconscious mind that, modified by the ego and the superego, underlies all psychic activity
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Also: i.d inside diameter
Also: i.d intradermal
British Dictionary definitions for I'd (4 of 9)
I had or I would
British Dictionary definitions for -id (5 of 9)
indicating the names of meteor showers that appear to radiate from a specified constellation: Orionids (from Orion)
indicating a particle, body, or structure of a specified kind: energid
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indicating members of a zoological family: cyprinid
indicating members of a dynasty: Seleucid; Fatimid
British Dictionary definitions for -id (7 of 9)
a variant of -ide
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Cultural definitions for 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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