[ mahy ]
/ maɪ /
(a form of the possessive case of I used as an attributive adjective): My soup is cold.
Also my-my. (used as an exclamation of mild surprise or dismay): My, what a big house this is! My-my, how old he looks!
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Origin of my
1125–75; Middle English mī, variant of mīn, Old English mīn; see mine1
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Definition for my (2 of 3)
[ 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
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
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Definition for my (3 of 3)
variant of myo- before some vowels: myalgia.
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British Dictionary definitions for my (1 of 8)
/ (maɪ) /
of, belonging to, or associated with the speaker or writer (me)my own ideas; do you mind my smoking?
used in various forms of addressmy lord; my dear boy
used in various exclamationsmy goodness!
an exclamation of surprise, awe, etcmy, how you've grown!
Word Origin for my
C12 mī, variant of Old English mīn when preceding a word beginning with a consonant
British Dictionary definitions for my (2 of 8)
the internet domain name for
British Dictionary definitions for my (3 of 8)
British Dictionary definitions for my (4 of 8)
/ (aɪ) /
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
- something shaped like an I
- (in combination)an I-beam
dot the i's and cross the t's to pay meticulous attention to detail
British Dictionary definitions for my (5 of 8)
the imaginary number √–1Also called: j
British Dictionary definitions for my (6 of 8)
a variant of myo-
British Dictionary definitions for my (7 of 8)
/ (aɪ) /
(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 my (8 of 8)
Italy (international car registration)
Word Origin for I
(for sense 4) from Latin (aff) i (rmo) I affirm
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Medical definitions for my (1 of 3)
Medical definitions for my (2 of 3)
The symbol for the elementiodine
i The symbol forcurrent
Medical definitions for my (3 of 3)
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Scientific definitions for my (1 of 2)
[ ī ]
The number whose square is equal to -1. Numbers expressed in terms of i are called imaginary or complex numbers.
Scientific definitions for my (2 of 2)
The symbol for electric current.
The symbol for iodine.
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Idioms and Phrases with my
see dot the i's and cross the t's.
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