Meaning of “I” in the English Dictionary

"I" in British English

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Ipronoun

uk // us //

A1 used as the subject of a verb to refer to the person speaking or writing:

I love you.
Am I invited?
I'm not mistaken, am I?
I'd like a coffee, please.

More examples

  • She was ill so I sent her some flowers to cheer her up.
  • When I was a child I had a dog.
  • I'm sorry that I wasn't able to phone you yesterday.
  • My dad gets cross with me if I leave the kitchen in a mess.
  • I'm sorry you're ill - I hope you get well soon.

(Definition of “I” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"I" in American English

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Inoun [ C ]

plural I’s or i’s also i us /ɑɪ/

I noun [ C ] (LETTER)

the ninth letter of the English alphabet

Ipronoun

us /ɑɪ/

I pronoun (PERSON)

the person speaking:

I can see her car.

Inumber

also i us /ɑɪ, wʌn/

I number (NUMBER)

the Roman numeral for the number 1

(Definition of “I” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)