- 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.
Related Words for idspsyche
Examples from the Web for ids
Contemporary Examples of ids
We follow the line inside through a quiet, dentist office-like reception area where IDs are checked.Welcome to the Jungle: Pot Tourism
Abby Haglage, Caitlin Dickson
February 3, 2014
Similarly, poor voters lacking drivers licenses may have to travel up to 250 miles roundtrip at their own expense to get IDs.Why Judge Posner Changed His Mind On Voter ID Laws
Richard L. Hasen
October 23, 2013
The plaintiffs charged that the law burdened low-income Indianans and others who lacked access to IDs.A Judge Sees the Light on ‘Voter Fraud’ Laws
October 22, 2013
“When we first came they were asking for our IDs and who we were,” Levine said.Volunteers Provide a Reason to Give Thanks in Sandy-Savaged Rockaways
November 22, 2012
The bloggers' cellphones and IDs were taken by Egyptian police.Egypt's Internet Crackdown
January 25, 2010
Historical Examples of ids
The determinants, ids, and idants, are purely hypothetical elements.Evolution in Modern Thought
That is why it is said that the Ids do not know the home world from which they originally came.
But for my money I'd just as soon tackle the question of the Ids.
And I'll bet they are very much aware that the Ids are the better men.
The Ids get what they want, and we get sarghs with nothing like the slave relationship you had in mind.
- identification (document)
- Also: i.d inside diameter
- Intelligence Department
- Also: i.d intradermal
- 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
Word Origin and History for ids
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).
- 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
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.)