a means of identification, as a card or bracelet containing official or approved identification information.
verb (used with object), ID’d or IDed or ID’ed, ID’ing or IDing.
to issue an ID to:
Go to the admissions office if you haven’t been ID’d yet.
(psychoanal) the mass of primitive instincts and energies in the unconscious mind that, modified by the ego and the superego, underlies all psychic activity
Also i.d. inside diameter
Also i.d. intradermal
See intelligent design
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.
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.)
To identify: Police ID driver killed in chase (1950s+)
1. a combining form meaning “proper to one,” “peculiar,” used in the formation of compound words: idiomorphic. combining form 1. indicating peculiarity, isolation, or that which pertains to an individual person or thing: idiolect word-forming element meaning “one’s own, personal, distinct,” from Greek idio-, comb. form of idios “own, personal, private, one’s own” (see idiom). […]
idioagglutinin id·i·o·ag·glu·ti·nin (ĭd’ē-ō-ə-glōōt’n-ĭn) n. An agglutinin that occurs in the blood of a person or animal without the injection of a stimulating antigen or without the passive transfer of antibodies.
[id-ee-uh-blast] /ˈɪd i əˌblæst/ noun, Botany. 1. a cell that differs greatly from the surrounding cells or tissue. /ˈɪdɪəʊˌblæst/ noun 1. a plant cell that differs from those around it in the same tissue
[id-ee-uh-kroh-mat-ik, -oh-kruh-] /ˌɪd i ə kroʊˈmæt ɪk, -oʊ krə-/ adjective 1. (of a mineral) deriving a characteristic color from its capacity to absorb certain light rays.
[id-ee-uh-see] /ˈɪd i ə si/ noun, plural idiocies. 1. utterly senseless or foolish behavior; a stupid or foolish act, statement, etc.: All this talk of zombies coming to attack us is pure idiocy. 2. Psychology. (no longer in technical use; considered offensive) the state of being an . /ˈɪdɪəsɪ/ noun (pl) -cies 1. (not in […]