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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ID mean? 

ID (noun)
  The noun ID has 3 senses:

1. a state in the Rocky Mountains
2. a card or badge used to identify the bearer
3. (psychoanalysis) primitive instincts and energies underlying all psychic activity

  Familiarity information: ID used as a noun is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

ID (noun)



A state in the Rocky Mountains

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position


Gem State; ID; Idaho

Instance hypernyms:

American state (one of the 50 states of the United States)

Meronyms (parts of "ID"):

Salmon; Salmon River (a tributary of the Snake River in Idaho)

Coeur d'Alene Lake (a lake in northern Idaho)

Twin Falls (a town on the Snake River in south central Idaho near the Twin Falls)

Sun Valley (a winter sports resort in south central Idaho)

Pocatello (a university town in southeastern Idaho)

Nampa (a town in southwestern Idaho)

Lewiston (a town in northwestern Idaho)

Idaho Falls (a town in southeastern Idaho on the Snake River)

Coeur d'Alene (a town in the northern panhandle of Idaho; popular resort area)

Boise; capital of Idaho (the capital and largest city of Idaho)

Yellowstone National Park (the first national park in the United States; located in the border area between Wyoming and Montana and Idaho; spectacular wilderness; famous for Old Faithful geyser and for buffalo and bears)

Snake; Snake River (a tributary of the Columbia River that rises in Wyoming and flows westward; discovered in 1805 by the Lewis and Clark Expedition)

Holonyms ("ID" is a part of...):

America; the States; U.S.; U.S.A.; United States; United States of America; US; USA (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776)



A card or badge used to identify the bearer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


I.D.; ID

Context example:

you had to show your ID in order to get in

Hypernyms ("ID" is a kind of...):

badge (an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.))

positive identification (evidence proving that you are who you say you are; evidence establishing that you are among the group of people already known to the system; recognition by the system leads to acceptance)

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(psychoanalysis) primitive instincts and energies underlying all psychic activity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("id" is a kind of...):

inherent aptitude; instinct (inborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli)

Domain category:

analysis; depth psychology; psychoanalysis (a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud)

Holonyms ("id" is a part of...):

unconscious; unconscious mind (that part of the mind wherein psychic activity takes place of which the person is unaware)

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