himself

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pronoun him·self \(h)im-ˈself, Southern also -ˈsef\

Definition of himself

  1. 1a :  that identical male one —used reflexively, for emphasis, in absolute constructions, and in place of him especially when joined to another object he considers himself lucky he himself did it himself unhappy, he understood the situation a gift to his wife and himself — compare 1heb —used reflexively when the sex of the antecedent is unspecified everyone must fend for himself

  2. 2 :  his normal, healthy, or sane condition or self hasn't been himself lately

  3. 3 chiefly Ireland and Scotland :  a man of consequence; especially :  the master of the house

Examples of himself in a Sentence

  1. After a good night's sleep, he felt like himself again.

  2. He's not himself today; something must be bothering him.

First Known Use of himself

before 12th century



HIMSELF Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of himself for English Language Learners

  • : that same man, boy, or male animal:

  • —used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to a man, boy, or male animal that has already been mentioned

  • —used for emphasis to refer again to a man, boy, or male animal that has already been mentioned


HIMSELF Defined for Kids

himself

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pronoun him·self \him-ˈself, im-\

Definition of himself for Students

  1. :  his own self He hurt himself. He himself did it.



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