Pronunciation Noun

id (plural ids)

  1. The unconscious impulsive component of the keyword personality in the Freudian psychoanalytic model.
Translations Synonyms Noun

id (plural ids)

  1. Alternative spelling of ide

id (plural ids)

  1. (computing) Identifier.
  1. Used in citations to state that the citation is to the work immediately previously cited.

  • IPA: /aɪˈdiː/


  1. Initialism of identification or identity documentation
    Show me your ID.
  2. (music) An electronic music track without an official title.
  3. (radio, television) An ident.
    • , Simran Kohli, The Radio Jockey Hand Book (page 93)
      If not done at the top of the hour, however, the station ID should come at the next possible break in the programme.
  4. Abbreviation of identifier#English|identifier.
  5. Abbreviation of intelligent design#English|intelligent design.
  6. Abbreviation of industrial design#English|industrial design.
  7. Abbreviation of inside diameter#English|inside diameter.
  8. Abbreviation of inner diameter.
  9. Abbreviation of internal diameter#English|internal diameter.
  10. Abbreviation of industry discount.
Proper noun
  1. Abbreviation of Idaho#English|Idaho.

id (IDs, present participle IDing; past and past participle IDed)

  1. (transitive) To identify (an object, etc.).
    Police have been unable to ID the body found in the river.
  2. (transitive) To request to see a person’s identification for proof of identity or age.
    The bartender will have to ID you before serving you a drink.
    • 2007, Jane Haddam, ['ed%22&f=false Conspiracy Theory: A Gregor Demarkian Novel]
      Anyway, Margiotti found the guard and showed him the picture. He ID'ed it. Sort of. It was dark.

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