Main definitions of me in English

: me1me2Me3ME4

me1

pronoun

  • 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?’
    ‘wait for 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
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    1. 1.1 Used after the verb ‘to be’ and after ‘than’ or ‘as’
      ‘hi, it's me’
      ‘you have more than me’
    2. 1.2West Indian informal I or my.
      ‘I'll get me coat’
      ‘me can come an go as me please’
    3. 1.3North American informal To or for myself.
      ‘I've got me a job’
  • 2informal first person singular Used in exclamations.

    ‘dear me!’

Usage

Which of the following is correct: you have more than me or you have more than I? See personal pronoun Traditional grammar teaches that it is correct to say between you and me and incorrect to say between you and I. For details, see between.

Phrases

  • me and mine

    • My family and relatives.

      • ‘For Quentin, for Maggie, and for me and mine, I'll extinguish the life out of you!’
      • ‘Tell your minions to stay away from me and mine.’
      • ‘Any mercenary who comes after me and mine will pay the ultimate price.’
      • ‘It's the least you can do after all that you and your kind have done to me and mine.’
      • ‘You know, I could let this turn me bitter and hateful, but that's only affecting me and mine.’
      • ‘But you've still not told me what is to concern me and mine in this.’
      • ‘I consider it a great compliment to me and mine that you would consider our family worthy to be joined.’
      • ‘Take this as a warning; if you ever come near me and mine again, I will kill you.’
      • ‘There would be no one left to remember the wrong that was done to me and mine.’
      • ‘You have led me and mine to the ultimate victory.’

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

me

/miː/

Main definitions of me in English

: me1me2Me3ME4

me2

(US mi)

noun

Music
  • 1(in tonic sol-fa) the third note of a major scale.

    1. 1.1 The note E in the fixed-doh system.

Origin

Late Middle English mi, representing (as an arbitrary name for the note) the first syllable of mira, taken from a Latin hymn (see solmization).

Pronunciation

me

/miː/

Main definitions of me in English

: me1me2Me3ME4

Me3

  • 1Maine.

  • 2Maître (title of a French advocate).

Main definitions of me in English

: me1me2Me3ME4

ME4

noun

mass nounBritish
  • A medical condition of unknown cause, with fever, aching, and prolonged tiredness and depression, typically occurring after a viral infection.

    • ‘I was diagnosed with ME in 1998.’
    • ‘I also take Evening Primose oil which I read is supposed to help people with ME.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In 1996, she developed ME, which not only made her extremely tired but meant she suffered from muscle pain, nausea and lack of concentration.’
    • ‘I found the coaching tiring in the early stages as I suffer from 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.’
    • ‘Kirsty, whose ambition is to become a teacher, said that she thought being diagnosed with ME would put her education on hold.’
    • ‘Gary has suffered from ME for 22 years.’
    • ‘I have ME so I get really tired.’

Origin

1980s: short for myalgic encephalomyelitis or myalgic encephalopathy.

Pronunciation

ME

/ɛmˈiː/

  • 1Maine (in official postal use).

  • 2US Medical Examiner.

  • 3Middle English.