Online Dictionary

ego Explained

ego at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


ego at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1714, as a term in metaphysics, from L. ego "I" (cognate with O.E. ic, see I). Psychoanalytic sense is 1910; sense of "conceit" is 1891. Egocentric is from 1900; ego-trip first recorded 1969. Egomania is from 1825; egomaniac is from 1890. ///

ego at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural egos [C] // [Date: 1800-1900; Language: Latin; Origin: 'I']//
1 the opinion that you have about yourself: big/enormous etc ego // --Richard has the biggest ego (=thinks he is very clever and important) of anyone I've ever met.// --That promotion really boosted her ego (=made her feel better about herself) .// --I need someone to massage my bruised ego (=when you feel less confident than before) .// --a fragile ego// alter ego//
2 technical the part of your mind with which you think and take action, according to Freudian psychology: ID, superego//

ego at German => English Of Explained:


ego at Hungarian => English Of Explained:


égõ at Hungarian => English Of Explained:

afire, alight, bulb, burner, consumable, flagrant

ego at Japanese => English Of Explained:


ego at Latin => English Of Explained:


ego at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

(Latin: "I") In psychoanalytic theory, the portion of the psyche experienced as the "self" or "I." It is the part that remembers, evaluates, plans, and in other ways is responsive to and acts in the surrounding physical and social world. According to S. Freud, it coexists with the id (the unconscious, instinctual portion of the psyche) and the superego (the portion representing the conscience, or the internalization of societal norms). The ego is not coextensive with either the personality or the body; rather, it serves to integrate these and other aspects of the person, such as memory, imagination, and behavior. It mediates between the id and the superego by building up various defense mechanisms.

ego at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

97 Moby Thesaurus words for "ego":
I, I myself, alter, alter ego, alterum, anima, anima humana, atman,
ba, better self, breath, breath of life, buddhi, coconscious,
collective unconscious, conscience, conscious self, death instinct,
divine breath, ego ideal, ego-id conflict, egocentricity,
egocentrism, egoism, egoisticalness, egotism, egotisticalness,
ethical self, foreconscious, he, heart, her, herself, him, himself,
id, individualism, inner man, inner self, it, jiva, jivatma, khu,
libidinal energy, libido, manes, me, mind, motive force,
my humble self, myself, nephesh, number one, oneself, other self,
ourselves, persona, personality, pleasure principle, pneuma,
preconscious, primitive self, psyche, psychic apparatus, purusha,
racial unconscious, ruach, self, self-centeredness,
self-centerment, self-interest, selfishness, shade, shadow, she,
soul, spirit, spiritual being, spiritus, subconscious,
subconscious mind, subconscious self, subliminal, subliminal self,
submerged mind, superego, the self, them, themselves, they,
unconscious, unconscious mind, vital impulse, you, yours truly,
yourself, yourselves

ego at Croatian => English Of Explained:


ego at Hungarian => English Of Explained:


ego at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Intrinsicality): inherence, subjectiveness, ego, essence, noumenon , essential part, quintessence, incarnation, quiddity, gist, pith, marrow, core, sap, lifeblood, backbone, heart, soul, important part, importance, principle, nature.

ego at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun (plural egos)
1 your sense of your own value and importance:
He has the biggest ego of anyone I've ever met. * Winning the prize really boosted her ego.
2 (psychology) the part of the mind that is responsible for your sense of who you are (= your IDENTITY)
see also ALTER EGO
compare SUPEREGO, ID

ego at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun (plural egos)
1 your sense of your own value and importance:
He has the biggest ego of anyone I've ever met. * Winning the prize really boosted her ego.
2 (psychology) the part of the mind that is responsible for your sense of who you are (= your IDENTITY)
see also ALTER EGO
compare SUPEREGO, ID

EGO at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

ith fruit juice concentrateadjective
1 showing determination to do sth:
He made a concentrated effort to finish the w

Ego at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Ego \E"go\, n. [L., I.] (Met.)
The conscious and permanent subject of all psychical
experiences, whether held to be directly known or the product
of reflective thought; -- opposed to non-ego.

ego at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
[syn: {egotism}, {self-importance}]
2: your consciousness of your own identity [syn: {self}]
3: (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind

ego at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Ego|égo|égő|ego-



From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » ego|egō|lang=la|I. Chosen by Freud’s translator as a translation of his use of German Inter: term » Ich|lang=de as a noun for this concept from the pronoun Inter: term » ich||I|lang=de.


* Inter: rhymes » iːɡəʊ


Inter: en-nou » n
Inter: wikipedi » a
  • the self, especially with a sense of self-importance
    1. 1998, Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth
    2. : When every thought absorbs your attention completely, when you are so identified with the voice in your head and the emotions that accompany it that you lose yourself in every thought and every emotion, then you are totally identified with form and therefore in the grip of ego. Ego is a conglomeration of recurring thought forms and conditioned mental-emotional patterns that are invested with a sense of I, a sense of self.
    3. Inter: psychology » Freudian the most central part of the mind, which mediates with one's surroundings
    4. 1954, Calvin S. Hall, “A Primer of Freudian Psychology”
    5. : In the well adjusted person the ego is the executive of the personality and is governed by the reality principle.

      Derived terms

      Inter: rel-top4 » terms derived from ego

  • alter ego
  • Inter: l » en|egodystonic
  • egoism
  • egoist
  • egoistic

  • Inter: rel-mid » 4
    • egoistical
    • egoistically
    • Inter: l » en|egosyntonic
    • egotism
    • egotist

    Inter: rel-mid » 4
  • egotistic
  • egotistical
  • egotistically
  • ego trip

  • Inter: rel-mid » 4
    • empirical ego
    • pure ego
    • superego
    • transcendental ego

    Inter: rel-botto » m


    Inter: trans-top » the self
  • Arabic: Inter: Arab » الأنا (al-’ána) {{m}}
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|自我|tr=zì wǒ
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|minä; Inter: t+ » fi|ego
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|moi|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Ich|n, Inter: t+ » de|Ego|n
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|εγώ|n|tr=egó
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|אגו|m|tr=ego
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|अहं|tr=ahã
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|自我 (じが, jiga), Inter: t- » ja|エゴ|tr=ego|sc=Jpan
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|자아|tr=jaa

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|idem|n
    • Norwegian:
    • : Bokmål: Inter: t+ » no|ego|n
    • : Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|ego|n
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|эго|n|tr=égo, Inter: t+ » ru|я|n|tr=ja|sc=Cyrl
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|его|alt=е̑го|m|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|јa|alt=ја̑|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|ego|alt=ȇgo|m|sc=Latn, Inter: t+ » sh|ja|alt=jȃ|sc=Latn
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|ego|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ego|n
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|అహం|tr=ahaM

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » psychoanalytic ego
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|jo|m
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|ego|n, Inter: t+ » cs|já|n

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|minä
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|moi|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * id
    • superego


      * Geo.
    • goe

    Category: Category:en:Psychoanalysis -



    Inter: cs-noun » g=n
  • ego
    1. Inter: psychoanalysis » lang=cs ego


      * já {{n}}

      See also

      * superego {{n}}

  • id {{n}}

  • Dutch


    Inter: nl-noun » n|ego's|egootje
  • ego, self

    Related terms

    * egoïsme, egoïst, egoïstisch


    * oge

  • Finnish


    Inter: fi-nou » n
  • ego
    1. Inter: psychoanalysis » lang=fi ego


      Inter: fi-decl-valo » eg



    Inter: head » it|noun|g=m Inter: in » v
  • ego

  • Latin


    From Inter: etyl » ine-pro|la Inter: recons » éǵh₂|lang=ine-pro.


    Inter: head » la|pronoun|first person||nominative||plural|nos
  • I; first person singular personal pronoun, nominative case
    1. ''Category: w - :Heauton Timorumenos|Heauton Timorumenos (“The Self-Tormentor”) by Category: w - :Terence|Publius Terentius Afer
    2. : Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.
    3. :: I am a man, I consider nothing that is human alien to me.


      Irregular declension

    Inter: la-decl-eg » o

    Derived terms

    * mecum
    • egomet
    • proximus egomet mihi


      Inter: top » 2
    • Aragonese: Inter: l » an|yo
    • Aromanian: Inter: l » rup|iou
    • Asturian: Inter: l » ast|yo
    • Catalan: Inter: l » ca|jo
    • Dalmatian: Inter: l » dlm|ju
    • English: Inter: l » en|ego
    • French: Inter: l » fr|je
    • Friulian: Inter: l » fur|jo
    • Galician: Inter: l » gl|eu
    • Interlingua: Inter: l » ia|io
    • Italian: Inter: l » it|io
    • Neapolitan: Inter: l » nap|i

    Inter: mid » 2
  • Occitan:
  • Gascon: jo
  • Lengadocian: ieu
  • Old Provençal: Inter: l » pro|eu, Inter: l » pro|ieu
  • Portuguese: Inter: l » pt|eu
  • Romanian: Inter: l » ro|eu
  • Romansch: Inter: l » rm|jau, Inter: l » rm|eau
  • Sardinian: Inter: l » sc|eo
  • Sicilian: Inter: l » scn|iu
  • Spanish: Inter: l » es|yo
  • Vulgar Latin: eo

  • Inter: botto » m

    See also

    Inter: Latin personal pronoun » s



    * Inter: IPA » /êːɡo/|lang=sh
    • Inter: hyphenation » e|go


      Inter: sh-noun » g=m|head=ȇgo|r|его|е̑го

  • ego


    Inter: sh-decl-noun »

  • |ȇgo|ega

    Category: Category:sh:Psychology -



    Inter: es-noun » m
  • ego

    Related terms

    * egoísta
    • egoísmo

    Category: ast:ego -
    Translation: cs » ego
    Translation: da » ego
    Translation: de » ego
    Translation: et » ego
    Translation: el » ego
    Translation: es » ego
    Translation: eo » ego
    Translation: fr » ego
    Translation: gl » ego
    Translation: ko » ego
    Translation: hr » ego
    Translation: io » ego
    Translation: id » ego
    Translation: it » ego
    Translation: kn » ego
    Translation: ku » ego
    Translation: lo » ego
    Translation: la » ego
    Translation: lt » ego
    Translation: hu » ego
    Translation: mg » ego
    Translation: my » ego
    Translation: fj » ego
    Translation: nl » ego
    Translation: ja » ego
    Translation: no » ego
    Translation: oc » ego
    Translation: pl » ego
    Translation: pt » ego
    Translation: ru » ego
    Translation: sr » ego
    Translation: fi » ego
    Translation: sv » ego
    Translation: ta » ego
    Translation: tr » ego
    Translation: uk » ego
    Translation: vi » ego
    Translation: zh » ego

  • Ego at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » ego|égo|égő



    Inter: de-noun » n|Ego|Egos
  • ego


    Inter: de-noun-n-ø- » s


    * Ich

  • Translation: da » Ego
    Translation: de » Ego
    Translation: el » Ego
    Translation: es » Ego
    Translation: fr » Ego
    Translation: io » Ego
    Translation: la » Ego
    Translation: pt » Ego
    Translation: sr » Ego
    Translation: tl » Ego
    Translation: te » Ego
    Translation: zh » Ego

    égő at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » ego|Ego|égo



    Inter: hu-participle » ég|ő


    * Inter: IPA » /ˈeːɡ/|lang=hu


    Inter: head » hu|adjective
  • burning


    Inter: hu-noun » k

  • light bulb
    1. gas burner


      Inter: hu-decl-k-front2 » ég|őInter: hu-pos-tök » égő

      Derived terms

      * Bunsen-égő

  • karácsonyfaégő

  • Category: Category:Hungarian three-letter words -
    Category: Category:hu:Light sources -
    Translation: hu » égő
    Translation: mg » égő

    égo at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » ego|Ego



    * Inter: audio » Fr-Paris--égo.ogg|Audio (Paris)


    Inter: fr-noun » m|sort=ego
  • ego

  • Translation: fr » égo