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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural egos) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, I more at i Date: 1789 1. the self especially as contrasted with another self or the world 2. a. egotism 2 b. self-esteem 1 3. the one of the three divisions of the psyche in psychoanalytic theory that serves as the organized conscious mediator between the person and reality especially by functioning both in the perception of and adaptation to reality compare id, superego egoless adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -os) 1 Metaphysics a conscious thinking subject. 2 Psychol. the part of the mind that reacts to reality and has a sense of individuality. 3 self-esteem. Phrases and idioms: ego-ideal 1 Psychol. the part of the mind developed from the ego by an awareness of social standards. 2 (in general use) idealization of oneself. ego-trip colloq. activity etc. devoted entirely to one's own interests or feelings. Etymology: L, = I

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(egos) Someone's ego is their sense of their own worth. For example, if someone has a large ego, they think they are very important and valuable. He had a massive ego, never would he admit he was wrong. N-VAR see also alter ego, super-ego

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. [L.] (Psychol.) Subject, conscious subject, self, me.

Moby Thesaurus

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