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pronoun
  1. the objective case of I, used as a direct or indirect object: They asked me to the party. Give me your hand.
  2. Informal. (used instead of the pronoun I in the predicate after the verb to be): It's me.
  3. Informal. (used instead of the pronoun my before a gerund): Did you hear about me getting promoted?
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adjective
  1. of or involving an obsessive interest in one's own satisfaction: the me decade.
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Origin of me

before 900; Middle English me, Old English (dative and accusative singular); cognate with Dutch mij, Old High German mir

Usage note

2. A traditional rule governing the case of personal pronouns after forms of the verb to be is that the nominative or subjective form ( I; she; he; we; they ) must be chosen. Some 400 years ago, owing to the feeling that the postverb position in a sentence is object rather than subject territory, me and other objective pronouns ( him; her; us; them ) began to replace the subjective forms after be, so that It is I became It is me. Today such constructions— It's me. That's him. It must be them. —are almost universal in speech, the context in which they usually occur. In formal speech or edited writing, the subjective forms are used: It was I who first noticed the problem. My brother was the one who called our attention to the problem, but it wasn't he who solved it. It had been she at the window, not her husband.
Me and other objective forms have also replaced the subjective forms in speech in constructions like Me neither; Not us; Who, them? and in comparisons after as or than: She's no faster than him at getting the answers. When the pronoun is the subject of a verb that is expressed, the nominative forms are used: Neither did I. She's no faster than he is at getting the answers. See also than.
3. When a verb form ending in -ing functions as a noun, it is traditionally called a gerund: Walking is good exercise. She enjoys reading biographies. Usage guides have long insisted that gerunds, being nouns, must be preceded by the possessive form of the pronouns or nouns ( my; your; her; his; its; our; their; child's; author's ) rather than by the objective forms ( me; you; him; her; it; us; them ): The landlord objected to my (not me ) having guests late at night. Several readers were delighted at the author's (not author ) taking a stand on the issue. In standard practice, however, both objective and possessive forms appear before gerunds. Possessives are more common in formal edited writing, but the occurrence of objective forms is increasing; in informal writing and speech objective forms are more common: Many objections have been raised to the government (or government's ) allowing lumbering in national parks. “Does anyone object to me (or my ) reading this report aloud?” the moderator asked.

Me

Chemistry.
  1. methyl.
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ME

  1. Maine (approved especially for use with zip code).
  2. Middle East.
  3. Middle English.
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I

[ahy]
pronoun, nominative I, possessive my or mine, objective me; plural nominative we, possessive our or ours, objective us.
  1. the nominative singular pronoun, used by a speaker in referring to himself or herself.
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noun, plural I's.
  1. (used to denote the narrator of a literary work written in the first person singular).
  2. Metaphysics. the ego.
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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
Can be confusedaye eye I

Usage note

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Me.

  1. Maine.
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M.E.

  1. (often lowercase) managing editor.
  2. Master of Education.
  3. Master of Engineering.
  4. Mechanical Engineer.
  5. Medical Examiner.
  6. Methodist Episcopal.
  7. Middle English.
  8. Mining Engineer.
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British Dictionary definitions for me

me1

pronoun (objective)
  1. refers to the speaker or writerthat shocks me; he gave me the glass
  2. (when used an an indirect object) mainly US a dialect word for myself I want to get me a car
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noun
  1. informal the personality of the speaker or writer or something that expresses itthe real me comes out when I'm happy
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Word Origin

Old English (dative); compare Dutch, German mir, Latin (accusative), mihi (dative)

me2

noun
  1. a variant spelling of mi
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me3

the internet domain name for
  1. Montenegro
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Me

the chemical symbol for
  1. the methyl group
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ME

abbreviation for
  1. Maine
  2. Marine Engineer
  3. Mechanical Engineer
  4. Methodist Episcopal
  5. Mining Engineer
  6. Middle English
  7. (in titles) Most Excellent
  8. myalgic encephalopathy
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i

I

noun plural i's, I's or Is
  1. the ninth letter and third vowel of the modern English alphabet
  2. 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
  3. dot the i's and cross the t's to pay meticulous attention to detail
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i

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

abbreviation for
  1. Maine
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I1

pronoun
  1. (subjective) refers to the speaker or writer
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Word Origin

C12: reduced form of Old English ic; compare Old Saxon ik, Old High German ih, Sanskrit ahám

I2

symbol for
  1. chem iodine
  2. physics current
  3. physics isospin
  4. logic a particular affirmative categorial statement, such as some men are married, often symbolized as SiPCompare A, E, O 1
  5. (Roman numeral) oneSee Roman numerals
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abbreviation for
  1. Italy (international car registration)
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Word Origin

(for sense 4) from Latin (aff) i (rmo) I affirm
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Word Origin and History for me

pron.

Old English me (dative), me, mec (accusative); oblique cases of I, from Proto-Germanic *meke (accusative), *mes (dative), cf. Old Frisian mi/mir, Old Saxon mi, Middle Dutch mi, Dutch mij, Old High German mih/mir, German mich/mir, Old Norse mik/mer, Gothic mik/mis; from PIE root *me-, oblique form of the personal pronoun of the first person singular (nominative *eg; see I); cf. Sanskrit, Avestan mam, Greek eme, Latin me, mihi, Old Irish me, Welsh mi "me," Old Church Slavonic me, Hittite ammuk.

Erroneous or vulgar use for nominative (e.g. it is me) attested from c.1500. Dative preserved in obsolete meseems, methinks and expressions such as sing me a song ("dative of interest"). Reflexively, "myself, for myself, to myself" from late Old English.

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I

pron.

12c. shortening of Old English ic, first person singular nominative pronoun, from Proto-Germanic *ekan (cf. Old Frisian ik, Old Norse ek, Norwegian eg, Danish jeg, Old High German ih, German ich, Gothic ik), from PIE *eg-, nominative form of the first person singular pronoun (cf. Sanskrit aham, Hittite uk, Latin ego (source of French Je), Greek ego, Russian ja, Lithuanian ). Reduced to i by mid-12c. in northern England, it began to be capitalized mid-13c. to mark it as a distinct word and avoid misreading in handwritten manuscripts.

The reason for writing I is ... the orthographic habit in the middle ages of using a 'long i' (that is, j or I) whenever the letter was isolated or formed the last letter of a group; the numeral 'one' was written j or I (and three iij, etc.), just as much as the pronoun. [Otto Jespersen, "Growth and Structure of the English Language," p.233]

The form ich or ik, especially before vowels, lingered in northern England until c.1400 and survived in southern dialects until 18c. The dot on the "small" letter -i- began to appear in 11c. Latin manuscripts, to distinguish the letter from the stroke of another letter (such as -m- or -n-). Originally a diacritic, it was reduced to a dot with the introduction of Roman type fonts.

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M.E.

abbreviation of Middle English, attested by 1874.

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me in Medicine

ME

abbr.
  1. medical examiner
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I

  1. The symbol for the elementiodine
  2. i The symbol forcurrent

me in Science

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Idioms and Phrases with me

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