American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- pro. Used as the direct object of a verb: He assisted me.
- pro. Used as the indirect object of a verb: They offered me a ride.
- pro. Used as the object of a preposition: This letter is addressed to me.
- pro. Informal Used as a predicate nominative: It's me. See Usage Notes at be, but, I1.
- pro. Nonstandard Used reflexively as the indirect object of a verb: I bought me a new car.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A pronoun of the first person, used only in the oblique cases (accusative and dative, classed together as objective), and supplying these cases of the pronoun I.
- The dative occurs— To express the indirect object: as, give me a drink; bring me that book.
- To express the indirect object in mere reference or mention—that is, to bring into the predicate, as an apparent indirect object, the actual subject (the ethical dative): a form of expression adding a certain life or vivacity to colloquial speech, and therefore a favorite use in Shakspere and other Elizabethan dramatists.
- Before the impersonal verbs think and seem, where me is conventionally written with the verb as one word, as me-thinks (preterit methought), meseems (preterit meseemed).
- One; they: used indefinitely.
- n. A contraction of Maine.
- n. An abbreviation of Member of Executive Council.
- n. An abbreviation of Master of Elementary Didactics.
- n. An abbreviation of Master (or Mistress) of English Literature.
- n. An abbreviation of mean effective pressure.
- pro. As the direct object of a verb.
- pro. obsolete Myself; as a reflexive direct object of a verb.
- pro. As the object of a preposition.
- pro. As the indirect object of a verb.
- pro. US, colloquial Myself; as a reflexive indirect object of a verb; the ethical dative.
- pro. colloquial As the complement of the copula (“be” or “is”).
- pro. Australia, UK, New Zealand My; preceding a noun, marking ownership.
- pro. colloquial As the subject of a verb.
- pro. nonstandard As the subject of a verb.
GNU Webster's 1913
- pro. obsolete One. See men, pron.
- The person speaking, regarded as an object; myself; a pronoun of the first person used as the objective and dative case of the pronoum I
- n. a state in New England
- From Middle English me, from Old English mē ("me", originally dative, but later also accusative), from Proto-Germanic *miz (“me”), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)me-, *(e)me-n- (“me”). Cognate with Scots me ("me"), North Frisian me ("me"), Dutch me, mij ("me"), German mir ("me", dative), Icelandic mér ("me", dative), Latin mē ("me"), Ancient Greek μέ (me), ἐμέ (emé, "me"), Sanskrit (mā), (mām, "me"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English mē. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Now you will hardly believe me when I tell you that at that very instant Topp forced me back into my chair, while Jack Hobson pinioned my arms from behind, and the waiter had the unblushing effrontery to stamp and rave at me like a maniac, demanding satisfaction or compensation at my hands for the unprovoked assault committed upon him by _me, coram populo_! — by _me_, who, I beg to assure you, am the most peaceable man living, and am actually famed for the mildness of my disposition and the sweetness and suavity of my temper.”
“For one thing, "acquaintance" wasn't how I'd have described that German ruffian who'd dragged me into his diabolical Strackenz plot and tried to murder me* (* See Royal Flash.), and how did she”
“They dwelled on the vast right wing conspiracy when in office ... now they've successfully sucked the media into the * woe is me you are so hard on me* mess.”
“He dwelled on the getting housing deals from Chicago's political/crime boss when in office ... now he has successfully sucked the media into the * woe is me you are so hard on me* mess.”
“Stand by me' - the Abu Ghraib bad apples yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = '\'Stand by me\' - the Abu Ghraib bad apples '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: There are so many despicable, dark corners of the tawdry Bush presidency, none less tawdry than the torture theater that has found new release life and is playing across the land.”
“I said I might want someone to know that about *me* before they interviewed me.”
“What, you want to me *me* tier the display of *your* loss-leader by setting out your freebie on my land ?”
“This reminds me of the time that Beatlefest and a Chicago area comic-con were going on in the same hotel several years ago – I had on a Beatles t-shirt and a few buttons (nothing out of the ordinary at Beatlefest) – and a woman dressed head-to-toe in cornflower-blue-and-gold lame (with coordinated face makeup) gave *me* a “WTF” look.”
“DEMI i rally wanna se u in actuall because i am the greatest fan of yours please mail me on email@example.com i have a problem to be solved i hope u understand and will mail me*** i will keep waiting for your mail*****luv ya”
“It doesn't exactly make me comfortable that the New York Observer is making an implicit analogy between the Clintons' marriage and my own, but the stunt of having my husband and I me* both review Carl Bernstein's Hillary book at least gave me my first ever MSM cover story.”
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