The imaginary quantity equal to the square root of minus one.Compare with j
nounplural noun Is, plural noun I's
1The ninth letter of the alphabet.‘The letter i is made up of a single minim, with or without a dot above it.’
- ‘However, because of the Latin contributions to English, the letter "i" does not always comply.’
- 1.1Denoting the next after H in a set of items, categories, etc.
2The Roman numeral for one.
- ‘Only assets included in Section I that are pledged should be reported here.’
pronounfirst person singular
1Used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself.‘accept me for what I am’
- ‘If this was for real it would go down as the strangest mobile phone design that I have ever seen.’
- ‘Anyway, here is the list of movies I watched.’
- 1.1West Indian Me.
- ‘Junior tell I is the army him a'work for’
- 1.2West Indian (especially among Rastafarians) used in reference to oneself or to people in general.‘I and I must submit to and follow Jah’
- ‘These turbans or crowns are a form of anciency representing the royalty of I and I Rastafari people from ancient times until this time.’
- ‘The information I-man retrieved is not from one book, but many.’
the I(in metaphysics) the subject or object of self-consciousness; the ego.ego, I, oneself, persona, person, identity, character, personality, psyche, soul, spirit, mind, intellect, inner man, inner person, inner woman, inner self, one's innermost feelings, one's heart of hearts
Why is it incorrect to say between you and I (rather than between you and me)? Why is it also wrong to say John and me went to the shops (instead of John and I went to the shops)? Should you say she's much better than me or she's much better than I? For a discussion of such questions, see
Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ik and German ich, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin ego and Greek egō.
1Island(s) or Isle(s) (chiefly on maps).
2Italy (international vehicle registration).
- ‘V = I/R’
2The chemical element iodine.