noun, plural e·gos.
- the enduring and conscious element that knows experience.
- Scholasticism.the complete person comprising both body and soul.
- eglevsky, andré,
- ego analysis,
- ego boost,
- ego ideal,
- ego identity,
- ego psychology
Origin of ego
Examples from the Web for ego
All I had in those days was a monstrous lack of ego which therefore required huge injections of actorly ego and misled people.Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness|Ronald K. Fried|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So any response has to make him hurt, personally; it has to puncture his ego, his pride.
The injuries, she says, “Are driven by ego and lack of judgment.”
Self-promotion improves the self for McCarthy, but how effective, and healthy, is this inflation of the ego?It’s Not Just the Vaccines. Jenny McCarthy’s New Book Offers More ‘Lessons’|Tim Teeman|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Being in a band was great because your own ego wasn't out there," Gordon said.Kim Gordon: Going Solo After Sonic Youth, and Why She Identifies With ‘Girls’|Andrew Romano|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many have been inclined to regard that which has been called the ego as the highest sovereign power in the state of manhood.The Mystery of Space|Robert T. Browne
Ego vehemens ille consul qui verbo cives in exsilium ejicio.Life of Cicero|Anthony Trollope
They will light life—the lamp—afresh, over and over again; but my Ego is gone for ever.The Duel|A. I. Kuprin
His ego was thoroughly deflated and he seemed more frightened than before.The Lani People|J. F. Bone
It is a condition in which there is only room for the ego and the object.Group Psychology and The Analysis of The Ego|Sigmund Freud
noun plural egos
Word Origin for ego
1714, as a term in metaphysics, from Latin ego "I" (cognate with Old English ic, see I). Psychoanalytic sense is from 1894; sense of "conceit" is 1891. Ego trip first recorded 1969.
In the book of Egoism it is written, Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity. [George Meredith, "The Egoist," 1879]
The “I” or self of any person (ego is Latin for “I”). In psychological terms, the ego is the part of the psyche that experiences the outside world and reacts to it, coming between the primitive drives of the id and the demands of the social environment, represented by the superego.