\ˈa͡ɪ], \ˈaɪ], \ˈaɪ]\
Definitions of I
- 1908 - Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language
- 1900 - A dictionary of medicine and the allied sciences
- 1919 - The concise Oxford dictionary of current English
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1895 - Glossary of terms and phrases
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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the ninth letter in the alphabet of western Europe, called iota by the Greeks, from its Semitic name yod, in most European languages the sound that of the Latin long i, which we have in the words machine and marine. The normal sound of i in English is that heard in bit, dip, sit, which is the short Latin i.
By Thomas Davidson
letter (pl. Is, I\'s). As Roman numeral I or i=1, as i 1, ii 2, iii 3, iv (rarely iiii) 4, vi 6, viii 8, ix (rarely viiii) 9, xi 11, xiv 14, li 51; cii 102, miv 1,004. Abbreviations (1): (I.): Idaho; Jesus, I.N.R.I. (Nazarenus Rex Judaeorum, of Nazareth King of the Jews), see also IHS; Imperial, I.S.O. (Service Order); Independent, I.L.P. (Labour Party); Indian, I.C.S. (Civil Service); Island; Isle, I.W. (of Wight). (i.): id, i.e. (est); idem, i.q. (quod); indieated, i.h.p. (horse power). Abbreviations (2): Ia., Iowa; ib. (idem), ibid. (em); id. (em); Ill. (inois); in. (ches); incl. (usive); incog. (nito); Ind. (iana); Ind. (ian) T. (erritory); inf. (ra); init. (io); inst. (ant); Is. (aiah).
By Sir Augustus Henry
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
By Henry Percy Smith
The ninth letter and the third vowel of the English alphabet, has two principal sounds: the long sound, as in pine, fine, ice; and the short sound, as in pin, fin, gift. In Latin, French, and cognate languages, it has the sound of e, and the same sound is retained in some words derived from French, as machine, intrigue. As a numeral, I stands for 1; among the Romans, for 500.