Origin of id
Definition for ids (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), ID'd or IDed or ID'ed, ID'ing or ID·ing.
Examples from the Web for ids
We follow the line inside through a quiet, dentist office-like reception area where IDs are checked.
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|DAILY BEAST
The plaintiffs charged that the law burdened low-income Indianans and others who lacked access to IDs.
“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|Matthew DeLuca|November 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The bloggers' cellphones and IDs were taken by Egyptian police.
There seemed to be no taboo on discussion of the Ids with him.
It has been suggested that tiny beads seen within the chromosomes of a sexual cell are the ids, viii, 23, 33.The Biological Problem of To-day|Oscar Hertwig
It can't be any secret to the Markovians that the Ids look upon them as tamed.
The basic premise of the Ids is asceticism and there never was any strength in that idea.
He was a guard as well, trying to keep the Terrans from discovering the unpleasant reality concerning the influence of the Ids.
British Dictionary definitions for ids (1 of 3)
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Word Origin for id
British Dictionary definitions for ids (3 of 3)
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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).
Medicine definitions for ids (1 of 2)
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Culture definitions for ids
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.)