• PUNCH in his theatre forms a letter I
    PUNCH in his theatre forms a letter I
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj i used of a single unit or thing; not two or more "`ane' is Scottish"
    • n I the 9th letter of the Roman alphabet
    • n i the 9th letter of the Roman alphabet
    • n I 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"
    • n I 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)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. Thus the saying, I will be there in a jiffy.
    • pron I ī The nominative case of the pronoun of the first person; the word with which a speaker or writer denotes himself.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Pope John XXIII served as a sergeant in the Italian army during World War I.
    • i The ninth letter and third vowel in the English alphabet. The character comes, like most of its predecessors (see A, etc.), through the Latin and Greek from the Phenician, and ultimately perhaps from the Egyptian. The correspondences are as follows:
    • i The Phenician character represented rather a consonant, a y, than a vowel, but it was converted to vowel value by the Greeks, and has continued to bear that value since (though in Latin used as consonant also). Our “short i” of it, etc., is not far from the original sound; yet nearer is the sound which we perversely call “long e” (of mete, meet, meat, etc.), or the i of machine, pique, etc. Because the words which anciently showed this latter sound have in great measure changed it to a diphthongal utterance (nearly ä + i, or the ai of aisle), we have come to call the altered sound “long i.” The true i-sounds (in pick, pique) are close vowels, made with as near an approximation of the organs as is possible without giving rise to a fricative utterance. The approximation is made by the upper flat surface of the tongue to the palate, at or near the point where a complete closure makes a k-sound. Hence the i-sound has palatal affinities, and it (as also in less degree the e) is widely active in palatalizing a consonant: for example, in converting in modern English a t to ch, a d to j, an s to sh, a z to zh; having in older English, and in other languages, a like influence on a k or g. Hence, also, it is a vowel close to a consonant, and very nearly identical with the consonantal y, into which it passes freely. (See Y.) I has also gained in many words before r the same sound that e and u have in the same situation: for example, fir, first. It enters into various digraphs, as ai, ei, ie, oi, ui.
    • i As a symbol: The number one in the Roman notation. It is repeated for subsequent numbers up to three (formerly to four) (II, III, IIII). These numerals placed after symbols of higher numbers increase their value: as, VI, six; VII, seven, etc.; XII, twelve; LIII, fifty-three; formerly CIIII, one hundred and four. Instead of the old IIII and VIIII for four and nine, an I is now prefixed to V or X to decrease the value by one: thus, IV, four; IX, nine.
    • i In logic, a symbol of the particular affirmative proposition: derived from the second vowel of the Latin word affirmo, I assert. See A, 2 .
    • i In chem., the symbol for iodine.
    • i An abbreviation
    • i In dental formulæ, in zoology, for incisor.
    • i Same as i. e.
    • i See i. e., i. q.
    • i The nominative case of the pronoun of the first person; the word by which a speaker or writer denotes himself.
    • n i The pronoun I used as a substantive.
    • n i In metaphysics, the object of self-consciousness; that which is conscious of itself as thinking, feeling, and willing; the ego.
    • i An obsolete form of aye.
    • n i An occasional obsolete spelling of eye.
    • n i A light form of in: as, “a worm i' the bud,’
    • n i A prefix (often spelled y-, and sometimes e- and a-) common in Middle English, as in i-blent, i-cast, i-don, i-take, i-cleped, i-wis, etc. (also spelled y-blent, y-cast, y-don, etc.), but entirely lost in modern English, except as traces remain in y-wis, adv. (sometimes erroneously written I wis), and in y-clept and a few other archaic perfect-participle forms affected by Spenser and other poets, and in alike, along, among, enough, everywhere, handiwork, and a few other common words in which the syllable concerned is not now recognized as a prefix. This prefix was extremely common in Anglo-Saxon, being used with nouns, adjectives, pronouns, and adverbs (having with these a collective or generalizing force, often so indefinite as not to be felt), but especially with verbs (having with these a collective force often translatable by together or with, or a completive or transitive force, and hence much used in the formation of transitive from intransitive verbs); in many instances it added nothing to the force of the verb to which it was prefixed. In Anglo-Saxon many verbs, as in German all verbs, without this or another prefix in the finite forms, take it in the past participle.
    • n i A form of the negative prefix in- before gn- in some words of Latin origin, as in ignoble, ignore, ignorant, etc.
    • n i An apparent connective, but properly a prefix, in hand-i-work and hand-i-craft (altered from hand-craft in imitation of handiwork), and (now spelled -y-) in ever-y-where. See these words, and compare i-.
    • n i The usual ‘connecting vowel,’ properly the stem-vowel of the first element, of compound words taken or formed from the Latin, as in mult-i-form, cent-i-ped, ens-i-form, omn-i-potent, aur-i-ferous, bell-i-gerent, etc. In forming New Latin compounds, the vowel is regularly -i-, as scut-i-fera [⟨ L. scutum (scuto-) + -fera], even when the second element is Greek, as scut-i-phora [⟨ L. scutum (scuto-), + Gr. φόρος]; but in the latter case the vowel -o-, proper to Greek compounds, is often used, as scut-o-pterus [⟨ L. scutum (scuto-) + Gr. πτερόν]. Even when both elements are Latin, the connective -o- is sometimes used; but it is properly confined to Greek and other non-Latin compounds. See -o-.
    • n i In philology an abbreviation of Indo-Euro-pean.
    • i The usual symbol for the moment of inertia.
    • i In electricity, a symbol for current.
    • i In mathematics: The symbol (i or i) for the neomon, the square root of minus one (√—1, (—1)). In quaternions, the symbols i, j, k denote a system of three right versors in three mutually rectangular planes; thus i is a particular quaternion having for its amplitude one right angle.
    • i In chem., i- before certain compounds has reference to their inaction as distinguished from dextro-rotation (d-) or levorotation (1-).
    • i An abbreviation of Idaho;
    • i of the Latin Imperator, emperor;
    • i of Island;
    • i of intransitive.
    • i A nominative plural ending of Latin masculine nouns and adjectives of the ‘second’ declension, with nominative singular in -us, or without suffix, many of which have come into English use, literary or technical. Examples are acini, cyathi, denarii, foci, genii, hippopotami, illuminati, literati, loci, ocelli, radii, Galli, Iberi, Chatti, etc. In some instances there is also a regular English plural in -es after the ending -us, as focuses, geniuses, hippopotamuses, etc. This plural suffix appears in many classnames in zoology and botany which are plurals of individual or generic names in -us which are less often used in the singular. Examples are Acanthopterygii, Chondropterygii (sc. pisces, fish), Acrocarpi (sc. musci, mosses), etc. See also -ini, etc.
    • i A nominative plural suffix of Italian nouns sometimes used in English, as banditti, dilettanti, lazzaroni, scudi, soprani, etc.
    • i The ending of some Latin genitives singular of nouns and adjectives of the second declension, occurring in some ancient, medieval or modern Latin phrases used in English, as genius loci, lapis lazuli, quid novi, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Burramundy, a fish, grows up as a male, but after 2 years or so, it turns into a female to breed. (i think papaya(papua?) trees are the same)
    • pron I ī the nominative case singular of the first personal pronoun: the word used by a speaker or writer in mentioning himself: the object of self-consciousness, the ego.
    • adv I ī, same as Ay.—I', a form of in.
    • I 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.
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  • Will Rogers
    “I never met a man I didn't like.”
  • Isaac Asimov
    “I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.”
  • James Thurber
    “I always begin at the left with the opening word of the sentence and read toward the right and I recommend this method.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “I tried to change the world, but I was outnumbered.”
  • W. C. Fields
    “I once spent a year in Philadelphia, I think it was on a Sunday.”
  • Boris Becker
    Boris Becker
    “I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.”


Dot all the i's and cross all the t's - If you dot all the i's and cross all the t's, you do something very carefully and thoroughly.
I hereby give notice of my intention - Hereby is used sometimes in formal, official declarations and statements to give greater force to the speaker' or the writer's affirmation. People will say it sometimes to emphasise their sincerity and correctness.
I may be daft, but I'm not stupid - I might do or say silly things occasionally, but in this instance I know what I am doing (Usually used when someone questions your application of common-sense).
I should cocoa - (UK) This idiom comes from 'I should think so', but is normally used sarcastically to mean the opposite.
I'll be a monkey's uncle - I'll be a monkey's uncle is used as an expression of surprise.
I'll cross that road when I come to it - I'll think about something just when it happens, not in advance.
I'll eat my hat - You can say this when you are absolutely sure that you are right to let the other person know that there is no chance of your being wrong.
I've got a bone to pick with you - If somebody says this, they mean that they have some complaint to make against the person they are addressing.
I've got your number - You have made a mistake and I am going to call you on it. You are in trouble (a threat). I have a disagreement with you. I understand your true nature.
If I had a nickel for every time - (USA) When someone uses this expression, they mean that the specific thing happens a lot. It is an abbreviation of the statement 'If I had a nickel for every time that happened, I would be rich'
Now I ask you - Used at the end of a story to express disbelief, or in answer to a question to express a mild indignation.
You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours - This idiom means that if you do something for me, I'll return the favour.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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,. √179. Cf. Egoism


In literature:

I gazed into her eyes; I was happy in her smiles; I fancied I was beloved.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
But as I could not do that, I kept her with me while I stayed in C, and there I sent her to school.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
I kept up it till I was fairly "in the dark"; and then groping against one side, I found a recess, in which I ensconced myself.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
As I was thus walking on, I felt my foot sink into the earth, and before I could recover myself I fell flat on my face.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
I did not speak, but I looked into her eyes, and then, as I pressed her hands, I kissed her cheek.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
I do not believe I ever thought about the matter before: I wish I could forget it now.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
I hurried as much as I could, but there were one or two things I had to do before I started.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
I took her by the hand, and when I looked down on it, I felt as if I was.
"Japhet in Search of a Father" by Frederick Marryat
I shall vote against this motion, because, while I feel I do no injustice to others, I must necessarily exercise my own opinions.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
I covered her face with kisses, and as I did so I forgot everything, forgot all I had done, forgot where I was.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking

In poetry:

When I was young, I slept like stone,
When I was young, I grew like tree.
Now I lie, abed, alone,
And I wonder if 'tis me.
"Old Man Hoppergrass" by Stephen Vincent Benet
Only a Dream!
I calmly slept.
Meseems I called a name;
I woke; and, waking, I think I wept
And called -- and called the same.
"Only A Dream" by Abram Joseph Ryan
As I see the crown they weave her,
And I know that I must leave her,
And I feel that I could grieve her
Sad and sore for evermore.
"The German Legion" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
Oh! cruel monster, I'm thy slave—
The more I have, the more I crave; I envy ev'ry one I see—
This—this is surely "jealousy."
"On Jealousy" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
And I have meat and drink at will,
And rooms of treasures, not a few,
But I am sick, nor heed I these;
And what I would, I cannot do.
"Stanzas In Memory Of The Author Of 'Obermann'" by Matthew Arnold
"'I cannot come; I must not come;
I dare not come to thee;
On the eve of St. John I must wander alone:
In thy bower I may not be.'—
"The Eve of St. John" by Sir Walter Scott

In news:

While I can't say that I don't like SOJA 's latest effort, Strength to Survive (due for release Jan 31), I can't say that I do either.
I'll have to admit, I'm not much of a basketball fan(unless I'm playing) and I've never heard of Spud Webb from the NBA(my husband is rolling his eyes).
I don't recall which grade I was in since I've slept since then, but the way I remember it worked was the boys and girls lined up on opposite sides of the gym and then it was a scramble to "find a partner".
AUSTIN, Texas — I can remember clearly I can't see clearly, but I remember clearly the day I realized my vision was impaired.
I needed another female dog and when i was looking through adds i came across maya which i later renamed graffiti.
"I'm interested in sundials because it's the way I see the world, it's something I look for when I travel," he said.
I tend to talk to my newspaper as I read it -- an old, odd habit -- and when I read the story a few days ago about the suspension of the Flint Southwestern Academy players and their coach, that's what I said -- not good enough.
I'm not really a movie buff (I never watch them at home) but for the sake of patronizing our iconic Rex Theater, I do try to go every week if it is a movie in which I'm interested.
As I said, this is my first tailor-made suit, so I have nothing to compare it to, but having had people with more experience than I take a look, I am confident of the quality of workmanship.
One of the reasons I began blogging is because I had a story to tell , one I intended to live out loud, on a public stage, recording along the way the journey of how I had lost my mojo and how I would get it back.
I admit there was I time when I agreed with those who think it's boring, but over the last three to four years I've really gotten in to watching.
I can tell you who I am by saying where I went to school, were I have worked, and even where I get my car repaired.
As I travel around spring training here's what I see and hear and what I think I know.
I was looking through old columns, trying to figure out what topics I have not covered in a while, and it struck me that there are things I don't write about anymore because I no longer do them.
Thank God I found something I can do Thanks mom for always saying how smart I was, I think it helped.

In science:

I (z ) and es− I (z ) respectively which are bosonized as I (z ) ∼= e+i(−1+νI )H I (z) , I (z ) ∼= e−i(−1+νI )H I (z) .
Worldsheet and Spacetime Properties of p-p' System with B Field and Noncommutative Geometry
Let XA = {ai |i ∈ Iα}, XA+ = {a+ i |i ∈ Iα}, N = {Ni |i ∈ Iα} be 3 sets indexed by Iα , with the ai ’s and a+ i ’s in B , and Ni ’s in B /Z (B ).
Number Operator Algebras
It is in fact a cocompact subgroup of NI : the center Z (ΓI ) of ΓI is infinite cyclic (a subgroup of √−1(I ⊗ I )(R)), and ΓI /Z (ΓI ) is an abelian group that naturally lies as a lattice in the vector group I ⊗ I ⊥/I . 4.3.
Compactifications defined by arrangements I: the ball quotient case
For i ∈ ¯I ′ let Let ¯I ′ be the set of orbits of the bijection I ′ −→ I ′ , i′ βi = αi′ |t where i′ is any element of the orbit i.
Classification of unipotent representations of simple p-adic groups,II
For ω ∈ An (X ) or Dn(X ) and for an integer i satisfying 1 ≤ i ≤ n, we set ω (−i,−n+i−1) = Xp ω (p−i,p−n+i−1), where ω (p−i,p−n+i−1) is the (p − i, p − n + i − 1)-component of the differential form ω .
Higher arithmetic K-theory