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self

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pronoun \ˈself, Southern also ˈsef\

Definition of self

  1. :  myself, himself, herself <a check payable to self>



Origin and Etymology of self

Middle English (intensive pron.), from Old English; akin to Old High German selb, intensive pron., and probably to Latin suus one's own — more at suicide


First Known Use: before 12th century


2

self

adjective

Definition of self

  1. 1 obsolete :  identical, same

  2. 2 obsolete :  belonging to oneself :  own

  3. 3a :  having a single character or quality throughout; specifically :  having one color only <a self flower>b :  of the same kind (as in color, material, or pattern) as something with which it is used <self trimming>



Examples of self in a sentence

  1. <a self-red rose of a shade that hasn't been seen before>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of self

before 12th century


3

self

noun

Simple Definition of self

  • : the person that someone normally or truly is

  • : a particular part of your personality or character that is shown in a particular situation

  • : the personality or character that makes a person different from other people : the combination of emotions, thoughts, feelings, etc., that make a person different from others

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of self

plural

selves

play \ˈselvz, Southern also ˈsevz\
  1. 1a :  the entire person of an individualb :  the realization or embodiment of an abstraction

  2. 2a (1) :  an individual's typical character or behavior <her true self was revealed> (2) :  an individual's temporary behavior or character <his better self>b :  a person in prime condition <feel like my old self today>

  3. 3 :  the union of elements (as body, emotions, thoughts, and sensations) that constitute the individuality and identity of a person

  4. 4 :  personal interest or advantage

  5. 5 :  material that is part of an individual organism <ability of the immune system to distinguish self from nonself>

Examples of self in a sentence

  1. She showed her better self at the party.

  2. Her public self is very different from her private self.

  3. Philosophers have written about the conception of the self.



13th Century

First Known Use of self

13th century


4

self

verb

Definition of self

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  inbreed

    2. 2 :  to pollinate with pollen from the same flower or plant

    3. intransitive verb
    4. :  to undergo self-pollination



    1905

    First Known Use of self

    1905


    self-

    combining form

    Simple Definition of self-

    • : yourself or itself

    • : of yourself or itself

    • : by, to, with, for, or toward yourself or itself

    Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

    Full Definition of self-

    1. 1a :  oneself or itself <self-supporting>b :  of oneself or itself <self-abasement>c :  by oneself or itself <self-propelled> <self-acting>

    2. 2a :  to, with, for, or toward oneself or itself <self-consistent> <self-addressed> <self-love>b :  of or in oneself or itself inherently <self-evident>c :  from or by means of oneself or itself <self-fertile>

    1. self–abasement

    2. self–abnegating

    3. self–abnegation

    4. self–accelerating

    5. self–acceptance

    6. self–accusation

    7. self–accusatory

    8. self–accusing

    9. self–acknowledged

    10. self–adjusting

    11. self–administer

    12. self–administration

    13. self–admitted

    14. self–admittedly

    15. self–adulatory

    16. self–advancement

    17. self–advertisement

    18. self–advertiser

    19. self–affirmation

    20. self–aggrandizement

    21. self–aggrandizing

    22. self–alienation

    23. self–anointed

    24. self–appraisal

    25. self–approbation

    26. self–assessment

    27. self–assignment

    28. self–authenticating

    29. self–avowed

    30. self–betterment

    31. self–cancel

    32. self–care

    33. self–caricature

    34. self–castigate

    35. self–castigation

    36. self–censorship

    37. self–characterization

    38. self–classification

    39. self–cleaning

    40. self–command

    41. self–communing

    42. self–communion

    43. self–complacency

    44. self–complacent

    45. self–condemnation

    46. self–condemned

    47. self–confirming

    48. self–consecration

    49. self–constituted

    50. self–consuming

    51. self–contemplation

    52. self–contempt

    53. self–created

    54. self–creation

    55. self–critical

    56. self–criticism

    57. self–critique

    58. self–cultivation

    59. self–culture

    60. self–damning

    61. self–debasement

    62. self–deceit

    63. self–deceive

    64. self–deception

    65. self–defeating

    66. self–deluded

    67. self–deluding

    68. self–delusion

    69. self–denigrating

    70. self–denigration

    71. self–dependence

    72. self–dependent

    73. self–deprecating

    74. self–deprecatingly

    75. self–deprecation

    76. self–deprecatory

    77. self–depreciation

    78. self–described

    79. self–description

    80. self–descriptive

    81. self–destroyer

    82. self–development

    83. self–devouring

    84. self–differentiation

    85. self–directed

    86. self–directing

    87. self–direction

    88. self–directive

    89. self–disgust

    90. self–display

    91. self–dissatisfaction

    92. self–doubt

    93. self–educated

    94. self–educating

    95. self–education

    96. self–effacement

    97. self–effacing

    98. self–emancipation

    99. self–emasculation

    100. self–enclosed

    101. self–engrossed

    102. self–enhancement

    103. self–evaluate

    104. self–evaluation

    105. self–exclusion

    106. self–exculpation

    107. self–exhibition

    108. self–existence

    109. self–existent

    110. self–explaining

    111. self–extinction

    112. self–finance

    113. self–formed

    114. self–generate

    115. self–giving

    116. self–guided

    117. self–hate

    118. self–hating

    119. self–hatred

    120. self–healing

    121. self–humbling

    122. self–humiliation

    123. self–hypnosis

    124. self–idolatry

    125. self–imposed

    126. self–improvement

    127. self–improver

    128. self–induced

    129. self–infatuated

    130. self–inflation

    131. self–inflicted

    132. self–initiated

    133. self–instructed

    134. self–instruction

    135. self–instructional

    136. self–interview

    137. self–invented

    138. self–invention

    139. self–isolation

    140. self–labeled

    141. self–lacerating

    142. self–laceration

    143. self–loathing

    144. self–locking

    145. self–lubricating

    146. self–luminous

    147. self–maintenance

    148. self–management

    149. self–mastery

    150. self–medication

    151. self–mockery

    152. self–mocking

    153. self–mortification

    154. self–motivated

    155. self–mutilating

    156. self–mutilation

    157. self–negating

    158. self–obsessed

    159. self–operating

    160. self–ordained

    161. self–oriented

    162. self–parodist

    163. self–parody

    164. self–penned

    165. self–perpetuating

    166. self–perpetuation

    167. self–plagiarism

    168. self–pleasing

    169. self–policing

    170. self–praise

    171. self–preoccupation

    172. self–preoccupied

    173. self–preserving

    174. self–produced

    175. self–promoter

    176. self–promoting

    177. self–promotion

    178. self–protection

    179. self–protective

    180. self–protectiveness

    181. self–punishing

    182. self–punishment

    183. self–raised

    184. self–recrimination

    185. self–reference

    186. self–referential

    187. self–referring

    188. self–reformation

    189. self–regulation

    190. self–regulative

    191. self–regulatory

    192. self–reinforcing

    193. self–renewal

    194. self–renewing

    195. self–renouncing

    196. self–renunciation

    197. self–reproach

    198. self–reproachful

    199. self–reproof

    200. self–reproving

    201. self–restraint

    202. self–ridicule

    203. self–satirizing

    204. self–selected

    205. self–selection

    206. self–set

    207. self–surrender

    208. self–sustained

    209. self–therapy

    210. self–torment

    211. self–tormentor

    212. self–torture

    213. self–transcendence

    214. self–transformation

    215. self–understanding

    216. self–validating

    217. self–worship

    218. self–worshiper

    Origin and Etymology of self-

    Middle English, from Old English, from self



    SELF Defined for Kids

    self

    play
    noun \ˈself\

    Definition of self for Students

    plural

    selves

    \ˈselvz\
    1. 1 :  a person regarded as an individual apart from everyone else

    2. 2 :  a special side of a person's character <He isn't his cheerful self today.>




    self-

    prefix

    Definition of self- for Students

    1. 1 :  someone's or something's self <self-governing>

    2. 2 :  of or by someone's or something's self <self-control>

    3. 3 :  to, with, for, or toward someone's or something's self <self-respect>




    Medical Dictionary

    self

    play
    noun \ˈself\

    Medical Definition of self

    plural

    selves

    \ˈselvz\play
    1. 1:  the union of elements (as body, emotions, thoughts, and sensations) that constitute the individuality and identity of a person

    2. 2:  material that is part of an individual organism <ability of the immune system to distinguish self from nonself>





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