from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Another side of oneself; a second self.
  • noun An intimate friend or a constant companion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Second self; another self; counterpart; double.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Somebody's alternate personality or persona; another self.
  • noun A very close and intimate friend.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a very close and trusted friend who seems almost a part of yourself


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin : alter, other + egoI, self.]

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From Latin "other self", which is a translation of Zeno's Citium "allos ego"


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