[ ahy ]
/ aɪ /
noun, plural I's or Is, i's or is.
the ninth letter of the English alphabet, a vowel.
any spoken sound represented by the letter I or i, as in big, nice, or ski.
something having the shape of an I.
a written or printed representation of the letter I or i.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter I ori.
Definition for i (2 of 11)
Also called imaginary unit. the imaginary number .
a unit vector on the x-axis of a coordinate system.
Definition for i (3 of 11)
interstate (used with a number to designate an interstate highway): I-95.
Definition for i (4 of 11)
[ ahy ]
/ aɪ /
pronoun, nominative I, possessive my or mine, objective me; plural nominative we, possessive our or ours, objective us.
the nominative singular pronoun, used by a speaker in referring to himself or herself.
noun, plural I's.
(used to denote the narrator of a literary work written in the first person singular).
Metaphysics. the ego.
Origin of I
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
usage note for I
Definition for i (5 of 11)
Definition for i (6 of 11)
Symbol, Physics. isotopic spin.
Definition for i (7 of 11)
variant of y-.
Definition for i (8 of 11)
Definition for i (9 of 11)
Definition for i (10 of 11)
the typical ending of the first element of compounds of Latin words, as -o- is of Greek words, but often used in English with a first element of any origin, if the second element is of Latin origin: cuneiform; Frenchify.
Definition for i (11 of 11)
[ ahy-oh-tuh ]
/ aɪˈoʊ tə /
a very small quantity; jot; whit.
the ninth letter of the Greek alphabet (I, ι).
the vowel sound represented by this letter.
Origin of iota
1600–10; < Latin iōta < Greek iôta < Semitic; compare Hebrew yōdh yod
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British Dictionary definitions for i (1 of 7)
/ (aɪ) /
noun plural i's, I's or Is
the ninth letter and third vowel of the modern English alphabet
any of several speech sounds represented by this letter, in English as in bite or hit
- something shaped like an I
- (in combination)an I-beam
dot the i's and cross the t's to pay meticulous attention to detail
British Dictionary definitions for i (2 of 7)
the imaginary number √–1Also called: j
British Dictionary definitions for i (3 of 7)
/ (aɪ) /
(subjective) refers to the speaker or writer
Word Origin for I
C12: reduced form of Old English ic; compare Old Saxon ik, Old High German ih, Sanskrit ahám
British Dictionary definitions for i (4 of 7)
Italy (international car registration)
Word Origin for I
(for sense 4) from Latin (aff) i (rmo) I affirm
British Dictionary definitions for i (5 of 7)
Island or Isle
British Dictionary definitions for i (6 of 7)
/ (aɪˈəʊtə) /
the ninth letter in the Greek alphabet (Ι, ι), a vowel or semivowel, transliterated as i or j
(usually used with a negative) a very small amount; jot (esp in the phrase not one or an iota)
Word Origin for iota
C16: via Latin from Greek, of Semitic origin; see jot
British Dictionary definitions for i (7 of 7)
used between elements in a compound wordcuneiform; coniferous Compare -o-
Word Origin for -i-
from Latin, stem vowel of nouns and adjectives in combination
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Medical definitions for i (1 of 2)
The symbol for the elementiodine
i The symbol forcurrent
Medical definitions for i (2 of 2)
[ ī-ō′tə ]
The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet.
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Scientific definitions for i (1 of 3)
[ ī ]
The number whose square is equal to -1. Numbers expressed in terms of i are called imaginary or complex numbers.
Scientific definitions for i (2 of 3)
The symbol for electric current.
The symbol for iodine.
Scientific definitions for i (3 of 3)
[ ī′ə-dīn′ ]
A shiny, grayish-black element of the halogen group. It is corrosive and poisonous and occurs in very small amounts in nature except for seaweed, in which it is abundant. Iodine compounds are used in medicine, antiseptics, and dyes. Atomic number 53; atomic weight 126.9045; melting point 113.5°C; boiling point 184.35°C; specific gravity (solid, at 20°C) 4.93; valence 1, 3, 5, 7. See Periodic Table.
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Idioms and Phrases with i (1 of 2)
see dot the i's and cross the t's.
Idioms and Phrases with i (2 of 2)
see not one iota.
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