Dictionary.com

i

Save This Word!

Mathematics.
Also called imaginary unit. the imaginary number .
a unit vector on the x-axis of a coordinate system.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Other definitions for i (2 of 9)

I1

or i

[ 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.

Other definitions for i (3 of 9)

I2
[ 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

2
First recorded before 900; Middle English ik, ich, i, Old English ic, ih; cognate with Gothic ik, German ich, Old Norse ek, Latin ego, Greek egṓ, Old Church Slavonic azŭ, Lithuanian aš, Sanskrit ahám

grammar notes for I

See me.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH I

aye, eye, I

Other definitions for i (4 of 9)

I3

abbreviation
interstate (used with a number to designate an interstate highway): I-95.

Other definitions for i (5 of 9)

I4

Symbol.

Other definitions for i (6 of 9)

i-

variant of y-.

Other definitions for i (7 of 9)

-i-

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.

Other definitions for i (8 of 9)

i.

abbreviation
imperator.
incisor.
interest.
intransitive.
island.
isle; isles.

Other definitions for i (9 of 9)

I.

abbreviation
Independent.
Island; Islands.
Isle; Isles.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use i in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for i (1 of 7)

i

symbol for
the imaginary number √–1Also called: j

British Dictionary definitions for i (2 of 7)

i

I

/ () /

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
  1. something shaped like an I
  2. (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 (3 of 7)

I1
/ () /

pronoun
(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)

I2

symbol for
chem iodine
physics current
physics isospin
logic a particular affirmative categorial statement, such as some men are married, often symbolized as SiPCompare A, E, O 1
(Roman numeral) oneSee Roman numerals
abbreviation for
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)

-i-

connective vowel
used between elements in a compound wordcuneiform; coniferous Compare -o-

Word Origin for -i-

from Latin, stem vowel of nouns and adjectives in combination

British Dictionary definitions for i (6 of 7)

-i

suffix forming adjectives
of or relating to a region or people, esp of the Middle EastIraqi; Bangladeshi

Word Origin for -i

from an adjectival suffix in Semitic and in Indo-Iranian languages

British Dictionary definitions for i (7 of 7)

I.

abbreviation for
International
Island or Isle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for i

I

The symbol for the elementiodine
i The symbol forcurrent
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for i (1 of 2)

i
[ 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 2)

I

The symbol for electric current.
The symbol for iodine.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Other Idioms and Phrases with i

i

see dot the i's and cross the t's.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
FEEDBACK