Definition of I in English:


(also i)


  • 1The ninth letter of the alphabet.

    • ‘However, because of the Latin contributions to English, the letter "i" does not always comply.’
    • ‘The letter i is made up of a single minim, with or without a dot above it.’
    1. 1.1 Denoting 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.’


  • (in metaphysics) the subject or object of self-consciousness; the ego.

    ego, 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
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On whether it is correct to say between you and I or between you and me, see between and personal pronoun. On whether it is correct to say Rachel and I went to Paris or Rachel and me went to Paris, see personal pronoun