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ID

noun uk   /ˌaɪˈdiː/ us  

ID noun (DOCUMENT)

A2 [U] informal abbreviation for identification: any official card or document with your name and photograph or other information on it that you use to prove who you are: Do you have any ID? A driving licence or cheque card will do.

ID noun (ADDRESS)

written abbreviation for the US state of Idaho: used in addresses

ID

verb [T] uk   /ˌaɪˈdiː/ US informal us  
to look at a person or a body and say who that person is to someone in authority: He had to go to the morgue to ID the body.
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