American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The self, especially as distinct from the world and other selves.
- n. In psychoanalysis, the division of the psyche that is conscious, most immediately controls thought and behavior, and is most in touch with external reality.
- n. An exaggerated sense of self-importance; conceit.
- n. Appropriate pride in oneself; self-esteem.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The “I”; that which feels, acts, and thinks; any person's “self,” considered as essentially the same in all persons. This use of the word was introduced by Descartes, and has long been current in general literature.
- n. the self, especially with a sense of self-importance
- n. psychology, Freudian the most central part of the mind, which mediates with one's surroundings
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The conscious and permanent subject of all psychical experiences, whether held to be directly known or the product of reflective thought; the subject consciously considered as “I” by a person; -- opposed to
- n. (Psychoanalysis) that one of the three parts of a person's psychic apparatus that mediates consciously between the drives of the id and the realities of the external physical and social environment, by integrating perceptions of the external world and organizing the reactions to it. Contrasted with the
- n. egotism.
- n. self-esteem.
- n. your consciousness of your own identity
- n. (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind
- n. an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
- From Latin egō ("I"). Chosen by Freud’s translator as a translation of his use of German Ich as a noun for this concept from the pronoun ich ("I"). (Wiktionary)
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