An example of identity is a person's name .
An example of identity are the traditional characteristics of an American.
I've been through so many changes, I have no sense of identity.
This nation has a strong identity.
Groups united by identity of interests.
Origin of identity
- French identité from Old French identite from Late Latin identitās from Latin idem the same (influenced by Late Latin essentitās being,) (identidem repeatedly) from id it i- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition