herself

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pronoun her·self \(h)ər-ˈself, Southern also -ˈsef\

Definition of herself

  1. 1 :  that identical female one —used reflexively, for emphasis, in absolute constructions, and in place of her especially when joined to another object she considers herself lucky she herself did it herself an orphan, she understood the situation accepted the award for her colleagues and herself — compare 1she

  2. 2 :  her normal, healthy, or sane condition or self

  3. 3 chiefly Ireland and Scotland :  a woman of consequence; especially :  the mistress of the house

Examples of herself in a Sentence

  1. She was herself again after a good night's sleep.

  2. She's not herself today; something's bothering her.

First Known Use of herself

before 12th century



HERSELF Defined for English Language Learners

herself

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Definition of herself for English Language Learners

  • : that same woman, girl, or female animal:

  • —used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to a woman, girl, or female animal that has already been mentioned

  • —used for emphasis to refer again to a woman, girl, or female animal that has already been mentioned


HERSELF Defined for Kids

herself

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pronoun her·self \hər-ˈself, ər-\

Definition of herself for Students

  1. :  her own self She hurt herself. She herself did it.



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