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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
any document testifying to teh identity of the bearer, especially a card or badge.

Etymology: shortened form of identification

noun Id
A small fresh-water cyprinoid fish (Leuciscus idus or Idus idus) of Europe. A domesticated variety, colored like the goldfish, is called orfe in Germany.
noun id
That part of a person's psyche which is the unconscious source of impulses seeking gratification or pleasure; the impulses are usually modified by the ego and superego before being acted upon.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (psychoanalysis) primitive instincts and energies underlying all psychic activity
  2. A card or badge used to identify the bearer ("you had to show your ID in order to get in")
  3. A state in the Rocky Mountains

From New Latin id (“it”), chosen by Freud’s translator as a translation of his use of German Es as a noun for this concept from the pronoun es (“it”).

  1. The unconscious impulsive component of the personality in the Freudian psychoanalytic model.

From Swedish id.

  1. Alternative spelling of ide

Abbreviation of identifier.

  1. (computing) Identifier.

Abbreviation of idem., from Latin idem (“same”)

  1. Used in citations to state that the citation is to the work immediately previously cited.

    id was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Czech, Danish, Irish, Latin, Malay, Maltese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish

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    Fun Facts about the name Id

    • When was the first name Id first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Id is Saturday, November 16th, 1889.
    • How unique is the name Id? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Id. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Id: Your name in reverse order is Di. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Id. How do you pronounce that?

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    Past life for Id born Oct 6, 1973

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Portugal approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

    As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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