1first person singular Used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself as the object of a verb or preposition.‘do you understand me?’
in secret, secretly, in private, privately, in confidence, confidentially, behind closed doors, surreptitiously, discreetly, furtively, clandestinely, on the quiet, on the sly, unofficially, off the record, between ourselves
- ‘wait for me!’
- 1.1Used after the verb ‘to be’ and after ‘than’ or ‘as’‘hi, it's me’
- ‘you have more than me’
- 1.2West Indian informal I or my.
- ‘I'll get me coat’
- ‘me can come an go as me please’
- 1.3North American informal To or for myself.
- ‘I've got me a job’
2informal first person singular Used in exclamations.
- ‘dear me!’
- me and mine
My family and relatives.‘You know, I could let this turn me bitter and hateful, but that's only affecting me and mine.’
- ‘For Quentin, for Maggie, and for me and mine, I'll extinguish the life out of you!’
- ‘Take this as a warning; if you ever come near me and mine again, I will kill you.’
- ‘It's the least you can do after all that you and your kind have done to me and mine.’
- ‘Tell your minions to stay away from me and mine.’
- ‘I consider it a great compliment to me and mine that you would consider our family worthy to be joined.’
- ‘But you've still not told me what is to concern me and mine in this.’
- ‘You have led me and mine to the ultimate victory.’
- ‘Any mercenary who comes after me and mine will pay the ultimate price.’
- ‘There would be no one left to remember the wrong that was done to me and mine.’
Old English mē, accusative and dative of I, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch mij, German mir (dative), from an Indo-European root shared by Latin me, Greek (e)me, and Sanskrit mā.
(in tonic sol-fa) the third note of a major scale.
- 1.1The note E in the fixed-doh system.
Late Middle English mi, representing (as an arbitrary name for the note) the first syllable of mira, taken from a Latin hymn (see solmization).
2Maître (title of a French advocate).
A medical condition of unknown cause, with fever, aching, and prolonged tiredness and depression, typically occurring after a viral infection.‘Gary has suffered from ME for 22 years.’Also called chronic fatigue syndrome
- ‘I found the coaching tiring in the early stages as I suffer from ME.’
- ‘In 1996, she developed ME, which not only made her extremely tired but meant she suffered from muscle pain, nausea and lack of concentration.’
- ‘My 15-year-old daughter has had ME for over two years and has been so unwell she has been unable to attend school for many months.’
- ‘Kirsty, whose ambition is to become a teacher, said that she thought being diagnosed with ME would put her education on hold.’
- ‘I was diagnosed with ME in 1998.’
- ‘I have ME so I get really tired.’
- ‘I also take Evening Primose oil which I read is supposed to help people with ME.’
- ‘ME can affect any age group, including school children and the elderly, but most commonly it affect young adults.’
- ‘Many doctors treating ME patients now favour the holistic approach.’
1980s short for myalgic encephalomyelitis or myalgic encephalopathy.
1Maine (in official postal use).
2US Medical Examiner.