- 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
- a means of identification, as a card or bracelet containing official or approved identification information.
- to identify.
- to issue an ID to: Go to the admissions office if you haven't been ID'd yet.
- Idaho (approved especially for use with zip code).
- Also i.d. inside diameter.
- intelligent design.
- a suffix used in the names of chemical compounds: bromide.
Origin of -ide
- contraction of I would or I had.
- (in Iraq) dinar; dinars.
Origin of I.D.
- 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).
Origin of -id1
- 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.
Origin of -id2
- variant of -ide: lipid.
- a suffix occurring in descriptive adjectives borrowed from Latin, often corresponding to nouns ending in -or1: fetid; humid; pallid.
Origin of -id4
Related Words for idpsyche
Examples from the Web for id
Contemporary Examples of id
Once people with ID are arrested, they are particularly susceptible to making coerced and often false confessions.
He maintains a list of people with ID whom he believes were unjustly convicted after false confessions.
An IQ below 70 generally indicates someone with intellectual disability (ID).
Steps can be taken to protect people with ID when they are involved with the criminal justice system.
As with all criminal suspects, far too few police interrogations of people with ID are videotaped or only partially videotaped.
Historical Examples of id
And now then, Id like to have you examine more closely this pair I have here.Spawn of the Comet
Harold Thompson Rich
Jon laid his ID tag on the desk and stepped towards the wall.The Velvet Glove
"Id is imbossible," said van der Kuylen, shaking his great head.Captain Blood
"I tell you I 'id the pipe back o' barracks," said Jakin pacifically.Soldiers Three, Part II.
I can write a blay, ant I can stage id, ant I can baint the scenery for id.Despair's Last Journey
David Christie Murray
- 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 for id
- identification (document)
- Also: i.d inside diameter
- Intelligence Department
- Also: i.d intradermal
- I had or I would
- indicating the names of meteor showers that appear to radiate from a specified constellationOrionids (from Orion)
- indicating a particle, body, or structure of a specified kindenergid
Word Origin for -id
- indicating members of a zoological familycyprinid
- indicating members of a dynastySeleucid; Fatimid
Word Origin for -id
- a variant of -ide
- (added to the combining form of the nonmetallic or electronegative elements) indicating a binary compoundsodium chloride
- indicating an organic compound derived from anotheracetanilide
- indicating one of a class of compounds or elementspeptide; lanthanide
Word Origin for -ide
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).
also ID (but pronounced as separate letters), short for identification, attested from 1955.
suffix used to form names of simple compounds of an element with another element or radical; originally abstracted from oxide, the first so classified.
word-forming element meaning "belonging to, connected with, member of a group or class" (plural -idae), from French -ide and directly from Latin -ides, masculine patronymic, from Greek -ides. In astronomy, of meteor showers, it represents Latin -idis, Greek -idos, the genitive of the feminine patronymic suffix.
- 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.
- infecting dose
- Body; particle:chromatid.
- Group of related chemical compounds:monosaccharide.
- Binary compound:sodium chloride.
- Chemical element with properties similar to another:lanthanide.
- A suffix used to form the names of various chemical compounds, especially the second part of the name of a compound that has two members (such as sodium chloride) or the name of a general type of compound (such as polysaccharide).
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.)