alter ego

alter egos
1) N-COUNT: usu with supp Your alter ego is the other side of your personality from the one which people normally see.
2) N-COUNT: usu with supp You can describe the character that an actor usually plays on television or in films as his or her alter ego.

Barry Humphries's alter ego Dame Edna has taken the US by storm.

3) N-COUNT: usu poss N An alter ego is a very close and intimate friend whose character is often the opposite of your own.

She is, first and foremost, her husband's alter ego.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • alter ego — ● alter ego nom masculin invariable (mots latins signifiant un autre moi même) Personne qui a toute la confiance d une autre et peut la remplacer en toutes circonstances. ● alter ego (synonymes) nom masculin invariable (mots latins signifiant un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • alter ego — al·ter ego / ȯl tər ē gō/ n [Latin, literally, second I]: second self; esp: a person or entity vicariously liable for another (as an agent) had the officer been the alter ego of the corporation J. J. White and R. S. Summers compare… …   Law dictionary

  • Alter Ego — (lat. anderes Ich) ist ein geflügeltes Wort. Herkunft Die Bezeichnung geht auf den römischen Politiker und Philosophen Cicero zurück, der um 44 v. Chr. in Laelius de amicitia 21, 80 schrieb: verus amicus […] est […] tamquam alter idem (Ein wahrer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • álter ego — Loc. lat. que significa literalmente ‘el otro yo’. Se emplea, como locución nominal masculina, con el sentido de ‘persona en quien otra tiene absoluta confianza y, por ello, puede hacer sus veces sin restricción alguna’: «El propio Chubais y su… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • alter ego — 1530s, from Latin phrase (used by Cicero), a second self, a trusted friend (Cf. Gk. allos ego); see ALTER (Cf. alter) and EGO (Cf. ego) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Alter ego — («альтер эго»; в переводе с лат.  «другое я») реальная или придуманная альтернативная личность человека. Это может быть лирический герой, образ, закрепившийся за псевдонимом, наместник или даже одна из множества личностей, появившихся в… …   Википедия

  • alter\ ego — [ altɛrego ] n. m. inv. • 1825; mots lat. « un second moi même » ♦ Personne de confiance qu on peut charger de tout faire à sa place (cf. Bras droit). « Dumay, devenu l alter ego de l armateur » (Balzac). Loc. Mon alter ego : un autre moi même,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • alter ego — (izg. ȁlter ȅgo) m DEFINICIJA 1. psih. oznaka za podsvjesni i nesvjesni dio u osobi 2. prisni prijatelj, dvojnik 3. zastupnik, opunomoćenik ETIMOLOGIJA lat.: drugo »ja«; prvi izrekao Ciceron, vjerojatno prijevod iz grč. állos egṓ, héteros egṓ:… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • alter ego — / alter ɛgo / locuz. lat. (propr. un altro me stesso ), usata in ital. come s.m. e f., invar. [persona che fa le veci di un altra] ▶◀ sostituto, vice. ‖ aiutante, aiuto, braccio destro, spalla …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • alter ego — |é| s. m. 1. Outro eu. 2. Pessoa em que se deposita a máxima confiança.   ‣ Etimologia: locução latina, do latim alter, altera, alterum, outro + ego, eu …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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