Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “i.e.”

See all translations

i.e.

uk   /ˌaɪˈiː/ us  
used especially in writing before a piece of information that makes the meaning of something clearer or shows its true meaning: The hotel is closed during low season, i.e. from October to March. The price must be more realistic, i.e. lower.
More examples
Translations of “i.e.”
in Korean 즉…
in Arabic أي:…
in Portuguese isto é…
in Catalan és a dir…
in Japanese すなわち…
in Italian cioè…
in Chinese (Traditional) 也就是,即…
in Russian то есть…
in Turkish yani, demek ki…
in Chinese (Simplified) 也就是,即…
in Polish tzn. (= = to znaczy), tj. (= = to jest)…
(Definition of i.e. from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of i.e.?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “i.e.”

Definitions of “i.e.” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More