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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
alter ego
▪ Gissing used his fictional alter ego to attack Victorian morals.
boost sb’s confidence/morale/ego
▪ The win boosted the team’s confidence.
bruise sb’s pride/ego
▪ The incident had bruised his pride.
ego trip
▪ Their singer’s on a real ego trip.
morale/ego boost
▪ The poll provided a morale boost for the Conservatives.
▪ Surprising data from the machines can still clash with big egos that want to trust to old-fashioned hunches.
▪ But Rhee, self-righteous and unaccommodating of divergent viewpoints, had the biggest ego of them all.
▪ A big ego so utterly ungracious and another big ego, Niki's, that had to swallow that kind of shit.
▪ The heavily favored Cowboys dominated the news with their strong personalities and big egos.
▪ A big ego so utterly ungracious and another big ego, Niki's, that had to swallow that kind of shit.
▪ That, coming from one of the biggest egos in the paddock, was a bit much.
▪ Only by some one with a bigger ego.
▪ At college I had been thoroughly disgusted with the male egos that dominated the left-wing student politics.
▪ Ellen knew it was more an affront to his male ego than losing Jackie.
▪ The most important controlling factor in these families is not the male ego but hierarchy.
▪ The maintaining of the male ego in perfect condition remains an essential activity of the nuclear family.
▪ Conscience is a function of the ego ideal, and is critical of failure to live up to the ego ideal.
▪ For those people whose ego ideal has ruled them with especial strictness, the group situation can appear particularly attractive.
▪ The ego ideal, or super-ego, results from two important factors, one biological, the other historical.
▪ The individual gains no narcissistic gratification from his ego ideal.
▪ Social feelings arise, too, through identifications with other members of a group who all internalize the same ego ideal.
▪ I have no ego problems with people using my ideas to suit their tastes.
▪ But you see, for all the boasting, he didn't have ego problems.
▪ My aggressive five-year ego trip along the path of separatism was over.
▪ Atlanta is on a massive ego trip, mixed with a congenital inferiority complex that makes Atlantans overly eager to impress others.
▪ To possess power is the ultimate ego trip for many people.
▪ The chance of an ego trip, to add to all the ones I've already made?
▪ Equally Odette and her alter ego Odile attract the prince less through their enchanted beauty than through their artlessness.
▪ He was not much closer to Belafonte, whose alter ego he played in the show.
▪ Margara seems very much the alter ego of her creator.
▪ Straus was Ickes's alter ego a newspaperman, a liberal, a fighter, a curmudgeon.
▪ During the past couple of years, Jerry had practically become his younger alter ego.
▪ Why would anyone renounce their entire career just to boost their ego?
▪ This need for self-esteem can be carefully nurtured so that the horse will want to perform to boost its own ego even further.
▪ It made them Feel big, boosted their egos.
massage sb's ego
▪ This organization spends more time massaging egos than developing new products.
sb's alter ego
stroke sb's ego
▪ Expressed in terms of individual psychology, the danger was one of dissolution of the painfully acquired superego and corresponding regression in the ego.
▪ He could deflate the most overblown of egos.
▪ He had ego and no ego, both at once.
▪ The ego will brook no delay, he wrote.
▪ To say that a furnace with a thermostat has a self is not to say it has an ego.
▪ Unconditional surrender was more than his fragile ego could bear.
▪ With all these men, however, their egos are clearly strong enough to overcome any residual fear of the feminine.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

ego \e"go\, n.; pl. egos. [L., I.] The conscious and permanent subject of all psychical experiences, whether held to be directly known or the product of reflective thought; the subject consciously considered as ``I'' by a person; -- opposed to non-ego.

2. (Psychoanalysis) that one of the three parts of a person's psychic apparatus that mediates consciously between the drives of the id and the realities of the external physical and social environment, by integrating perceptions of the external world and organizing the reactions to it. Contrasted with the id and superego.

3. egotism; as, a job requiring a diplomat without too much ego.

4. self-esteem; as, he has an overinflated ego.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1714, as a term in metaphysics, "the self; that which feels, acts, or thinks," from Latin ego "I" (cognate with Old English ic; see I). Psychoanalytic (Freudian) sense is from 1894; sense of "conceit" is 1891. Ego-trip first recorded 1969, from trip (n.). Related: egoical; egoity.\n\nIn the book of Egoism it is written, Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity.

[George Meredith, "The Egoist," 1879]


n. 1 (senseid en the self)the self, especially with a sense of self-importance 2 (context psychology Freudian English) the most central part of the mind, which mediates with one's surroundings

  1. n. an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others [syn: egotism, self-importance]

  2. your consciousness of your own identity [syn: self]

  3. (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind

Ego (album)

Ego is the seventh studio album by the German band Oomph!.


Egó was a musical band founded in Reykjavík, Iceland), in the fall of 1981 by Bubbi Morthens with his younger brother and guitarist Bergþór Morthens and their friend, bassist Þorleifur Guðjónsson. Egó's first drummer was Jóhann Ridar (aka “Motorhead”), and for a while guitarist Ragnar Sigurðsson played along with them. Jóhann and Ragnar were replaced by drummer Magnús Stefánsson and Tómas Magnús Tómasson. Bubbi Morthens, the frontman and main lyricist in the band had been part of influential punk/rock/reggie band Utangarðsmenn, but had been fired from the band for reportedly having a "big ego", which was also allegedly the reason for the band name "Egó".

EGO (game engine)

Ego Game Technology Engine (more commonly referred to as Ego Engine or EGO, stylised ego) is a video game engine developed by Codemasters.

Ego is a modified version of the Neon game engine that was used in Colin McRae: Dirt and was developed by Codemasters and Sony Computer Entertainment using Sony Computer Entertainment's PhyreEngine cross-platform graphics engine. The Ego engine was developed to render more detailed damage and physics as well as render large-scale environments.

EGO (TV channel)

EGO Channel is an Israeli digital cable television channel that launched in 2002. EGO's programming is tailored to the "hot-blooded 18-45 male audience". EGO is owned by Ananey Communications.

Programming occurs across four categories:

  • Non-fiction action
  • Finance
  • Boys' toys
  • Adult.
Ego (Elton John song)

"Ego" is a song by Elton John with lyrics by Bernie Taupin.

Ego (Beyoncé song)

"Ego" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for the deluxe edition of her third studio album, I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008). The song was composed by Elvis Williams, Harold Lilly, and Beyoncé. "Ego" was officially remixed with additional vocals from hip hop artist, Kanye West. Initially planned to be released in January 2009 as the second urban single in the US along with the fourth US and third international single " Halo", the release of "Ego" was canceled and replaced by " Diva". "Ego" was later serviced as the third urban single, and fifth overall single in the US on May 19, 2009 alongside the sixth US and fourth international single " Sweet Dreams".

"Ego" was originally written for singer Chrisette Michele, who turned it down. It was eventually proposed to Beyoncé who used it for the deluxe edition of I Am... Sasha Fierce. In the song, Beyoncé sings about her love for the "huge ego" of her love interest. "Ego" was generally well received by music critics, many of whom praised the fact that Beyoncé opted to show some of her vocal limitations in a part of the song. Critics also noted that "Ego" could even have been placed in either disc of I Am.. Sasha Fierce as it combines elements of both sides of Beyoncé's split musical personality. The remix version of "Ego" was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 52nd Grammy Awards.

"Ego" became the fifth consecutive song from I Am... Sasha Fierce to reach the top 40 on US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at 39. It reached number three on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Despite not being released elsewhere, "Ego" reached number 11 in New Zealand and number 60 in the United Kingdom, among others. Its music video was directed by Frank Gatson, Jr, and was co-directed by Beyoncé herself, thus becoming her directorial debut. A video was also filmed for the remix version of the song with Kanye West. "Ego" was a part of Beyoncé's set list on her I Am... World Tour (2009–10).

Ego (film)

Ego is a 2013 Tamil romantic comedy film directed by S. Sakthivel and produced by V.P.Stillz - V.Periyasamy Ravichandran. The film features debutant Velu, Anaswara Kumar and comedian actor Balasaravanan.Ego was released on 6 December 2013 and distributed by Vendhar Movies. This film received mixed reviews from critics.

Ego (The Very Best of EMI Years)

Ego… Ichografisis 1957 - 1995 (Marinella: The very best of EMI years) ( Greek: Εγώ… Ηχογραφήσεις 1957 - 1995; ) is a compilation of recordings by popular Greek singer Marinella, under the EMI series Capitol Original Masters. This album is part of the compilation. The 2-CD set includes 44 recordings from 1957 - 1995 for the Minos EMI Label and covers her early work with Stelios Kazantzidis and her later solo years. It also includes duets with Tolis Voskopoulos, Yiannis Parios and Kostas Spyropoulos. It was released on December 26, 2005 in Greece by Minos EMI.

Ego (The Saturdays song)

"Ego" is the second official single from girl group The Saturdays' second studio album, Wordshaker, and their seventh single overall. The song is a strong electropop song. The song was written by Steve Mac and co-written by Ina Wroldsen and Rhys Barker, who has previously worked on the band's singles. The song was produced by Steve Mac. It was released onto radio station on 25 November 2009.

The single was released by Fascination and Polydor Records on 3 January 2010 as the second single from Wordshaker. It was accompanied by a B-side entitled "Flashback", written and produced by Steve Mac. The Saturdays collaborated with Ina Wroldsen and Rhys Barker again, The song has prominent electropop, dance-pop and synthpop genre characteristics. Its lyrics refer to a former relationship with someone who has a big ego.

The music video accompanying "Ego" was directed by Mike Simpson and Robin Van Calcar and premiered on YouTube on 17 November 2009. The video features The Saturdays in superhero outfits, many meetings where the paparazzi are trying to interview a member of the group. "Ego" was performed by The Saturdays as part of their setlist on the Headlines! Tour. The band also appeared on Dancing on Ice, GMTV and Blue Peter.

Usage examples of "ego".

Ego and Eco were still staring at each other across an unbridgeable gulf, and the two absolutisms were altogether incompatible.

But those same traits created an enormous ego, I think, that had a single and absolutist view of itself.

Ego camps still absolutize the noosphere, the Eco camps are still absolutizing the biosphere, utterly unaware that this contributes every bit as much as the Ego camps to the destruction of the biosphere itself.

Ego and the Eco will never be integrated in this scheme, with the one absolutizing the noosphere and the other absolutizing the biosphere.

The scale of such vistas so great that their sense of themselves, the plain humanness aggrandizing every puny ego, lost its turgor, its shape, a goodly portion of its size.

We have already seen that feeling put-down may cause us to aggress to inflate our ego.

I listened with interest from my reserved seat on the front row, but part of my mind remained concentrated on the puzzle of Albacore, whose duties as chair of the meeting kept him from his other task of stroking my ego.

It fails to see that if we take a bunch of egos with atomistic concepts and teach them that the universe is holistic, all we will actually get is a bunch of egos with holistic concepts.

It is a discouraging symptom of the age that such a system should have been so long belauded, and it is a sign of returning intelligence that even he who has been more especially the alter ego of Mr.

Of course, what culture is actually negating is biocentric and egocentric perception, and this the divine ego will not countenance.

A position demanding a sudden burgeoning of his ego, the unassailable belief in his own efficacy.

In the midst of his anger, he nearly gave Ego the command to deactivate her chip.

Freud, Leonardo, Orwell, Alice, and the Great Gonzo, Ralph Steadman now offers the triography of his artistic alter ego, the redoubtable Gavin Twinge.

Our poor laugher having recovered his composure, Casanova, who had remained very serious, invited me to dinner for the next day with my young friend Paul Gennaro, who had already become my alter ego.

Any effort or attempt to break out of the Zen Hedonist thought system would be defeated by loss of ego, which formed the core of the doctrines.