i meaning, i definition | English Cobuild dictionary



A speaker or writer uses I to refer to himself or herself. I is a first person singular pronoun. I is used as the subject of a verb.      pron   PRON v  
Jim and I are getting married..., She liked me, I think.     

I, i     ( I's, i's    plural  ) I is the ninth letter of the English alphabet.      n-var  
1    I'd is the usual spoken form of `I had', especially when `had' is an auxiliary verb.  
I felt absolutely certain that I'd seen her before.     
2    I'd is the usual spoken form of `I would'.  
There are some questions I'd like to ask...     
i.e. is used to introduce a word or sentence which makes what you have just said clearer or gives details.  
...strategic points<endash>i.e. airports or military bases.     
I'll is the usual spoken form of `I will' or `I shall'.  
I'll be leaving town in a few weeks...     
I'm is the usual spoken form of `I am'.  
I'm sorry..., I'm already late for my next appointment...     
I've is the usual spoken form of `I have', especially when `have' is an auxiliary verb.  
I've been invited to meet with the American Ambassador..., I've no other appointments.     
R.I.P.   R.I.P. is written on gravestones and expresses the hope that the person buried there may rest in peace. R.I.P. is an abbreviation for the Latin expression `requiescat in pace' or `requiescant in pace'.      convention  
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I, i, I guess, I know, I mean

AFAIK exp.
acronym of As Far As I Know, from the best of my knowledge, according to the information that I have

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
me too
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
See you later, I'll continue my rounds.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
(british slang) "a strong drink" as in "i need a stiff whisky so pour me a real snorter", or (nautical slang) "a strong wind".
used to describe a person. i.e this is the qua am telling you about or he is a fantastic qua
a false acronym created "backwards", i.e. from a phrase deliberately invented to generate the acronym, e.g. posh "port out starboard home".


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