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I . I, the ninth letter of the English alphabet, takes its form from the Phoenician, through the Latin and the Greek. The Phoenician letter was probably of Egyptian origin. Its original value was nearly the same as that of the Italian I, or long e as in mete. Etymologically I is most closely related to e, y, j, g; as in dint, dent, beverage, L. bibere; E. kin, AS. cynn; E. thin, AS. /ynne; E. dominion, donjon, dungeon.
I . In our old authors, I was often used for ay (or aye), yes, which is pronounced nearly like it.
I . As a numeral, I stands for 1, II for 2, etc.
I object. The nominative case of the pronoun of the first person; the word with which a speaker or writer denotes himself.
I O U . A paper having on it these letters, with a sum named, and duly signed; -- in use in England as an acknowledgment of a debt, and taken as evidence thereof, but not amounting to a promissory note; a due bill.
I' faith . In faith; indeed; truly.
I' ll . Contraction for I will or I shall.
I'd . A contraction from I would or I had.
I'm . A contraction of I am.
I've . Colloquial contraction of I have.
I- prefix. See Y-.
i-zing p. pr. & vb. n. of Tubercularize
I. e. . Abbreviation of Latin id est, that is.
I. W. W. . Industrial Workers of the World (the name of two American labor organizations, one of which advocates syndicalism)
Iamatology n. Materia Medica; that branch of therapeutics which treats of remedies.
 
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Yelper : n. An animal that yelps, or makes a yelping noise.; n. The avocet; -- so called from its sharp, shrill cry.; n. The tattler.

 
Based on The Online Plain Text English Dictionary (OPTED) produced by Ralph S. Sutherland from the 1913 edition of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
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