Ego Definition

ēgō
egos
noun
egos
The self; the individual as self-aware.
Webster's New World
Egotism; conceit.
Webster's New World
Self-esteem; self-respect.
Webster's New World
That part of the psyche which experiences the external world, or reality, through the senses, organizes the thought processes rationally, and governs action: it mediates between the impulses of the id, the demands of the environment, and the standards of the superego.
Webster's New World
The self, variously conceived as a spiritual substance on which experience is superimposed, the series of acts and mental states introspectively recognized, etc.
Webster's New World
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Geo., goe.

Wiktionary
prefix

Relating to the self.

Wiktionary

Relating to goats.

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Other Word Forms of Ego

Noun

Singular:
ego
Plural:
egos

Origin of Ego

  • New Latin from Latin I eg in Indo-European roots Sense 2, translation of German Ich a special use of ich I, as a psychoanalytic term

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ego (“I”). Chosen by Freud’s translator as a translation of his use of German Ich as a noun for this concept from the pronoun ich (“I”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin ego (“I”).

    From Wiktionary

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