Definition of oneself
1 : a person's self : one's own self —used reflexively as object of a preposition or verb or for emphasis in various constructions It is important to have good feelings about oneself.
2 : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self the need to protect oneself from danger
: to conduct oneself in a usual or fitting manner under such conditions one could not be oneself
First Known Use of oneself
ONESELF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of oneself for English Language Learners
—used as the object of a verb or preposition when one is the stated subject or is understood to be the subject
—used for emphasis to refer again to the subject when one is the subject
ONESELF Defined for Kids
Definition of oneself for Students
: a person's own self Living by oneself can be lonely.
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