verb (ID's, ID'ing, ID'd)[with object] Back to top
- 1 • informal Establish the identity of: the Finnish authorities were able to ID himMore example sentences
- We need to do everything we can to ID the source without giving him away.
- Paramedics tried to cover him up so onlookers including a TV camera crew couldn't ID him, the Web site claimed.
- He was beaten pretty badly and with the salt water ... well it took the dental records to be able to ID him.
- 1.1Ask (someone) to show proof of their age or identity: I got ID’d at the barMore example sentences
- I got ID'd four times going to get coffee yesterday, today they wouldn't even let me walk onto 51st today.
- I came back right around 10:00, and at that point, they had two cops in the side stairwell ID'ing everybody coming back in.
- Wetherspoons once randomly came and ID'd me as I was sat in their beer garden.
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- The part of the mind in which innate instinctive impulses and primary processes are manifest: the conflict between the drives of the id and the demands of the cultural superego Compare with ego and superego.More example sentences
- People talked about psychoanalysis - ego and superego and ids and repressed early experiences.
- It's just that some of us are better than others at letting our superegos muffle our whiny ids.
- They've been listening to their ids for too long - their inner Sharons.
1920s: from Latin, literally 'that', translating German es. The term was first used in this sense by Freud, following use in a similar sense by his contemporary, Georg Groddeck.
More definitions of IDDefinition of id in:
- The US English dictionary