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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: used of a single unit or thing; not two or more; "`ane'
           is Scottish" [syn: one, 1, i, ane]
    n 1: a nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used
         especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs
         naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in
         sea water or rocks) [syn: iodine, iodin, I, atomic
         number 53]
    2: the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this
       number; "he has the one but will need a two and three to go
       with it"; "they had lunch at one" [syn: one, 1, I,
       ace, single, unity]
    3: the 9th letter of the Roman alphabet [syn: I, i]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
I \I\ ([imac]).
   1. I, the ninth letter of the English alphabet, takes its
      form from the Ph[oe]nician, through the Latin and the
      Greek. The Ph[oe]nician letter was probably of Egyptian
      origin. Its original value was nearly the same as that of
      the Italian I, or long e as in mete. Etymologically I is
      most closely related to e, y, j, g; as in dint, dent,
      beverage, L. bibere; E. kin, AS. cynn; E. thin, AS.
      [thorn]ynne; E. dominion, donjon, dungeon. In English I
      has two principal vowel sounds: the long sound, as in
      p[imac]ne, [imac]ce; and the short sound, as in p[i^]n. It
      has also three other sounds: (a) That of e in term, as in
      thirst. (b) That of e in mete (in words of foreign
      origin), as in machine, pique, regime. (c) That of
      consonant y (in many words in which it precedes another
      vowel), as in bunion, million, filial, Christian, etc. It
      enters into several digraphs, as in fail, field, seize,
      feign. friend; and with o often forms a proper diphtong,
      as in oil, join, coin. See Guide to Pronunciation,
      [sect][sect] 98-106.
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   Note: The dot which we place over the small or lower case i
         dates only from the 14th century. The sounds of I and J
         were originally represented by the same character, and
         even after the introduction of the form J into English
         dictionaries, words containing these letters were, till
         a comparatively recent time, classed together.
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   2. In our old authors, I was often used for ay (or aye), yes,
      which is pronounced nearly like it.
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   3. As a numeral, I stands for 1, II for 2, etc.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
I- \I-\, prefix.
   See Y-.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
I \I\ ([imac]), pron. [poss. My (m[imac]) or Mine
   (m[imac]n); object. Me (m[=e]). pl. nom. We (w[=e]);
   poss. Our (our) or Ours (ourz); object. Us ([u^]s).]
   [OE. i, ich, ic, AS. ic; akin to OS. & D. ik, OHG. ih, G.
   ich, Icel. ek, Dan. jeg, Sw. jag, Goth. ik, OSlav. az', Russ.
   ia, W. i, L. ego, Gr. 'egw`, 'egw`n, Skr. aham. [root]179.
   Cf. Egoism.]
   The nominative case of the pronoun of the first person; the
   word with which a speaker or writer denotes himself.
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5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Personal \Per"son*al\ (p[~e]r"s[u^]n*al), a. [L. personalis: cf.
   F. personnel.]
   1. Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.
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            Every man so termed by way of personal difference.
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   2. Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or
      affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals;
      peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or
      general; as, personal comfort; personal desire.
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            The words are conditional, -- If thou doest well, --
            and so personal to Cain.              --Locke.
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   3. Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance;
      corporeal; as, personal charms. --Addison.
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   4. Done in person; without the intervention of another.
      "Personal communication." --Fabyan.
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            The immediate and personal speaking of God. --White.
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   5. Relating to an individual, his character, conduct,
      motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive
      manner; as, personal reflections or remarks.
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   6. (Gram.) Denoting person; as, a personal pronoun.
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   Personal action (Law), a suit or action by which a man
      claims a debt or personal duty, or damages in lieu of it;
      or wherein he claims satisfaction in damages for an injury
      to his person or property, or the specific recovery of
      goods or chattels; -- opposed to real action.

   Personal equation. (Astron.) See under Equation.

   Personal estate or Personal property (Law), movables;
      chattels; -- opposed to real estate or real property.
      It usually consists of things temporary and movable,
      including all subjects of property not of a freehold

   Personal identity (Metaph.), the persistent and continuous
      unity of the individual person, which is attested by

   Personal pronoun (Gram.), one of the pronouns I, thou,
      he, she, it, and their plurals.

   Personal representatives (Law), the executors or
      administrators of a person deceased.

   Personal rights, rights appertaining to the person; as, the
      rights of a personal security, personal liberty, and
      private property.

   Personal tithes. See under Tithe.

   Personal verb (Gram.), a verb which is modified or
      inflected to correspond with the three persons.
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6. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Y- \Y-\, or I- \I-\ . [OE. y-, i-, AS. ge-, akin to D. & G. ge-,
   OHG. gi-, ga-, Goth. ga-, and perhaps to Latin con-;
   originally meaning, together. Cf. Com-, Aware, Enough,
   Handiwork, Ywis.]
   A prefix of obscure meaning, originally used with verbs,
   adverbs, adjectives, nouns, and pronouns. In the Middle
   English period, it was little employed except with verbs,
   being chiefly used with past participles, though occasionally
   with the infinitive. Ycleped, or yclept, is perhaps the only
   word not entirely obsolete which shows this use.
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         That no wight mighte it see neither yheere. --Chaucer.
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         Neither to ben yburied nor ybrent.       --Chaucer.
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   Note: Some examples of Chaucer's use of this prefix are; ibe,
         ibeen, icaught, ycome, ydo, idoon, ygo, iproved,
         ywrought. It inough, enough, it is combined with an
         adjective. Other examples are in the Vocabulary.
         [1913 Webster] Spenser and later writers frequently
         employed this prefix when affecting an archaic style,
         and sometimes used it incorrectly.
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7. The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906)
I is the first letter of the alphabet, the first word of the language,
the first thought of the mind, the first object of affection.  In
grammar it is a pronoun of the first person and singular number.  Its
plural is said to be _We_, but how there can be more than one myself
is doubtless clearer to the grammarians than it is to the author of this
incomparable dictionary.  Conception of two myselfs is difficult, but
fine.  The frank yet graceful use of "I" distinguishes a good writer
from a bad; the latter carries it with the manner of a thief trying to
cloak his loot.

Thesaurus Results for I:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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