Definitions of self

  1. your consciousness of your own identity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. used as a combining form; relating to--of or by or to or from or for--the self; "self-knowledge"; "self-proclaimed"; "self-induced" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a person considered as a unique individual; "one's own self" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. combining form; oneself or itself; "self-control" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Having its own or a single nature or character, as in color, composition, etc., without addition or change; unmixed; as, a self bow, one made from a single piece of wood; self flower or plant, one which is wholly of one color; self-colored. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Same; particular; very; identical. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The individual as the object of his own reflective consciousness; the man viewed by his own cognition as the subject of all his mental phenomena, the agent in his own activities, the subject of his own feelings, and the possessor of capacities and character; a person as a distinct individual; a being regarded as having personality. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Hence, personal interest, or love of private interest; selfishness; as, self is his whole aim. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Personification; embodiment. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The conscious portion of the personality structure which serves to mediate between the demands of the primitive instinctual drives, (the id), of internalized parental and social prohibitions or the conscience, (the superego), and of reality. Medical Dictionary DB
  11. One's own person or character; personality; one's own private interest; as, a person who lives for self is unhappy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Same or very: used in composition, as in selfsame. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. One's own person: one's personal interest: selfishness: a flower or blossom of a uniform color, especially one without an edging or border distinct from the ground color:-pl. SELVES (selvz). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Very: particular: one's own. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Self is the first element in innumerable compounds, generally of obvious meaning, in most of which it denotes either the agent or the object of the action expressed by the word with which it is joined, or the person on behalf of whom it is performed, or the person or thing to, for, or towards whom or which a quality, attribute, or feeling expressed by the following word, belongs, is directed, or is exerted, or from which it proceeds; or it denotes the subject of, or object affected by, such action, quality, attribute, feeling, and the like. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. One's own person or interest; selfishness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Same; particular; identical. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. An individual considered as the subject of his own consciousness; a distinct personality. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Personal advantage or gain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. One's own person; personal interest; selfishness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. Very; particular; same; united by present usage to certain personal pronouns and pronominal adjectives to express emphasis or distinction, as myself, himself, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. self, n. one's own person: one's personal interest: one's own personal interest, selfishness: a flower having its colour uniform as opposed to variegated:--pl. SELVES (selvz).--adj. very: particular: one's own: simple, plain, unmixed with any other.--ns. SELF'-ABAN'DONMENT, disregard of self; SELF'-ABASE'MENT, abasement through consciousness of unworthiness.--adj. SELF'-ABSORBED', absorbed in one's own thoughts.--ns. SELF'-ABUSE', the abuse of one's own person or powers: self-pollution; SELF'-ACCUS[=A]'TION, the act of accusing one's self.--adjs. SELF'-ACCUS'ATORY; SELF'-ACT'ING, acting of, or by, itself, specially denoting a machine or mechanism which does of itself something that is ordinarily done by manual labour.--n. SELF'-ACTIV'ITY, an inherent power of acting.--adj. SELF'-ADJUST'ING, requiring no external adjustment.--n. SELF'-ADMIS'SION (Shak.), admission of one's self.--n.pl. SELF'-AFFAIRS' (Shak.), one's own affairs.--adjs. SELF'-AFFECT'ED (Shak.), affected well towards one's self; SELF'-AFFRIGHT'ED (Shak.), frightened at one's self.--n. SELF'-APPLAUSE', applause of one's self.--adjs. SELF'-APPOINT'ED, nominated by one's self; SELF'-APPROV'ING, implying approval of one's own conduct; SELF'-ASSERT'ING, given to asserting one's opinion: putting one's self forward.--n. SELF'-ASSER'TION.--adj. SELF'-ASSUMED', assumed by one's own act.--n. SELF'-ASSUMP'TION, conceit.--adj. SELF'-BEGOT'TEN, generated or originated by one's own powers.--n. SELF'-BIND'ER, the automatic binding apparatus attached to some reaping-machines.--adj. SELF'-BLIND'ED, led astray by one's self.--n. SELF'-BLOOD' (obs.), direct progeny: suicide.--adj. SELF'-BORN', born or produced by one's self.--n. SELF'-BOUN'TY (Shak.), native goodness.--adj. SELF'-CEN'TRED, centred in self.--n. SELF'-CHAR'ITY (Shak.), love of one's self.--adjs. SELF'-CL[=O]'SING, shutting automatically; SELF'-COLLECT'ED, self-possessed: self-contained; SELF'-COL'OURED, of the natural colour: dyed in the wool: coloured with a single tint: (hort.) uniform in colour.--ns. SELF'-COMMAND', self-control; SELF'-COMPL[=A]'CENCY, satisfaction with one's self, or with one's own performances.--adj. SELF'-COMPL[=A]'CENT, pleased with one's self: self-satisfied.--n. SELF'-CONCEIT', an over-high opinion of one's self, one's own abilities, &c.: vanity.--adj. SELF'-CONCEIT'ED, having a high opinion of one's self, of one's own merits, abilities, &c.: vain.--ns. SELF'-CONCEIT'EDNESS; SELF'-CONDEMN[=A]'TION, condemnation by one's own conscience: a self-condemning.--adjs. SELF'-CONDEMNED'; SELF'-CONDEMN'ING.--n. SELF'-CON'FIDENCE, confidence in, or reliance on, one's own powers: self-reliance.--adj. SELF'-CON'FIDENT, confident of one's own powers: in the habit of relying on one's own powers.--adv. SELF'-CON'FIDENTLY.--adj. SELF'-CONF[=I]'DING, relying on one's own powers.--n. SELF'-CONGRATUL[=A]'TION, the act of felicitating one's self.--adjs. SELF'-CON'JUGATE, conjugate to itself; SELF'-CON'SCIOUS, conscious of one's acts or states as originating in one's self: conscious of being observed by others.--n. SELF'-CON'SCIOUSNESS, the act or state of being self-conscious: consciousness of being observed by others.--adj. SELF'-CONSID'ERING, considering in one's own mind, deliberating.--n. SELF'-CONSIST'ENCY, consistency with one's self, or principles.--adjs. SELF'-CONSIST'ENT; SELF'-CON'STITUTED, constituted by one's self; SELF'-CONS[=U]'MING, consuming one's self, or itself: SELF'-CONTAINED', wrapped up in one's self, reserved: of a house, not approached by an entrance common to others: complete in itself.--ns. SELF'-CONTEMPT', contempt for one's self; SELF'-CONTENT', self-complacency; SELF'-CONTRADIC'TION, the act or fact of contradicting one's self: a statement of which the terms are mutually contradictory.--adj. SELF'-CONTRADICT'ORY.--n. SELF'-CONTROL', control or restraint exercised over one's self: self-command.--adj. SELF'-CONVICT'ED, convicted by one's own inner consciousness, or avowal.--n. SELF'-CONVIC'TION.--adjs. SELF'-CORRESPOND'ING, corresponding to itself; SELF'-COV'ERED, clothed in one's native semblance.--ns. SELF'-CRE[=A]'TION, the act of coming into existence by the vitality of one's own nature; SELF'-CRIT'ICISM, criticism of one's self; SELF'-CULT'URE, culture or education of one's self without the aid of teachers; SELF'-D[=A]N'GER (Shak.), danger from one's self; SELF'-DECEIT', deception respecting one's self; SELF'-DECEIV'ER, one who deceives himself; SELF'-DECEP'TION, the act of deceiving one's own self; SELF'-DEFENCE', the act of defending one's own person, property, &c. (ART OF SELF-DEFENCE, boxing, pugilism); SELF'-DEL[=A]'TION, accusation of one's self; SELF'-DEL[=U]'SION, delusion respecting one's self; SELF'-DEN[=I]'AL, the denial of one's self: the non-gratifying of one's own appetites or desires.--adj. SELF'-DENY'ING.--adv. SELF'-DENY'INGLY.--n. SELF'-DEPEND'ENCE, reliance on one's self.--adj. SELF'-DEPEND'ENT.--n. SELF'-DEPRECI[=A]'TION, depreciation of one's self.--adj. SELF'-DEPR[=E]'CI[=A]TIVE.--ns. SELF'-DESPAIR', a despairing view of one's prospects, &c.; SELF'-DESTRUC'TION, the destruction of one's self: suicide.--adj. SELF'-DESTRUC'TIVE.--n. SELF'-DETERMIN[=A]'TION, determination by one's self without extraneus impulse.--adjs. SELF'-DETER'MINED; SELF'-DETER'MINING.--n. SELF'-DEVEL'OPMENT, spontaneous development.--adj. SELF'-DEV[=O]'TED.--n. SELF'-DEV[=O]'TION, self-sacrifice.--adj. SELF'-DEVOUR'ING, devouring one's self.--ns. SELF'-DISPAR'AGEMENT, disparagement of one's self; SELF'-DISPRAISE', censure of one's self; SELF'-DISTRUST', want of confidence in one's own powers.--adjs. SELF'-ED'UCATED, educated by one's own efforts alone; SELF'-ELECT'IVE, having the right to elect one's self.--n. SELF-END' (obs.), an end for one's self alone.--adj. SELF'-ENDEARED', self-loving.--ns. SELF'-ENJOY'MENT, internal satisfaction; SELF'-ESTEEM', the esteem or good opinion of one's self; SELF'-ESTIM[=A]'TION; SELF'-EV'IDENCE.--adj. SELF'-EV'IDENT, evident of itself or without proof: that commands assent.--adv. SELF'-EV'IDENTLY.--ns. SELF'-EVOL[=U]'TION, development by inherent power; SELF'-EXALT[=A]'TION, the exaltation of self; SELF'-EXAM'INANT, one who examines himself; SELF'-EXAMIN[=A]'TION, a scrutiny into one's own state, conduct, &c., esp. with regard to one's religious feelings and duties; SELF'-EXAM'PLE, one's own example.--adj. SELF'-EX'ECUTING, needing no legislation to enforce it.--n. SELF'-EXIST'ENCE.--adjs. SELF'-EXIST'ENT, existing of or by himself or itself, independent of any other cause; SELF'-EXPLAN'ATORY, obvious, bearing its meaning in its own face.--n. SELF'-EXPLIC[=A]'TION, the power of explaining one's self.--adjs. SELF-FACED', undressed or unhewn; SELF-FED', fed by one's self.--n. SELF'-FEED'ER, a self-feeding apparatus.--adj. SELF'-FEED'ING, feeding automatically.--ns. SELF'-FERTILIS[=A]'TION; SELF'-FERTIL'ITY, ability to fertilise itself.--adjs. SELF'-FIG'URED, figured or described by one's self; SELF'-FLATT'ERING, judging one's self too favourably.--n. SELF'-FLATT'ERY, indulgence in reflections too favourable to one's self.--adjs. SELF'-FOC'USING, focusing without artificial adjustment; SELF'-FORGET'FUL, devoted to others, and forgetful of one's own interests.--adv. SELF'-FORGET'FULLY.--adjs. SELF'-GATH'ERED, wrapped up in one's self; SELF-GLAZED', covered with glass of a single tint; SELF'-GL[=O]'RIOUS, springing from vainglory or vanity: boastful; SELF'-GOV'ERNING.--ns. SELF'-GOV'ERNMENT, self-control: government by the joint action of the mass of the people: democracy; SELF'-GRATUL[=A]'TION, congratulation of one's self.--adj. SELF'-HARM'ING, injuring one's self.--n. SELF-HEAL', prunella: the burnet saxifrage.--adj. SELF'-HEAL'ING, having the power of healing itself.--ns. SELF-HELP', working for one's self; SELF'HOOD, existence as a separate person: conscious personality.--adj. SELF'-[=I]'DOLISED, regarded with extreme complacency by one's self.--n. SELF'-IMPORT'ANCE, a high estimate of one's own importance: egotism: pomposity.--adjs. SELF'-IMPORT'ANT; SELF'-IMPOSED', taken voluntarily on one's self; SELF'-IM'POTENT (bot.), unable to fertilise itself.--n. SELF'-INDUL'GENCE, undue gratification of one's appetites or desires.--adj. SELF'-INDUL'GENT.--n. SELF'-INFEC'TION, infection of the entire organism from a local lesion.--adj. SELF'-INFLICT'ED, inflicted by one's self.--n. SELF'-IN'TEREST, private interest: regard to one's self.--adj. SELF'-IN'TERESTED.--n. SELF'-INVOL[=U]'TION, mental abstraction.--adjs. SELF'-INVOLVED', wrapped up in one's self; SELF'ISH, chiefly or wholly regarding one's own self: void of regard to others (SELFISH THEORY OF MORALS, the theory that man acts from the consideration of what will give him the most pleasure).--adv. SELF'ISHLY.--ns. SELF'ISHNESS; SELF'ISM; SELF'IST; SELF'-JUSTIFIC[=A]'TION, justification of one's self.--adjs. SELF'-KIN'DLED, kindled of itself; SELF'-KNOW'ING, knowing of one's own self: possessed of self-consciousness.--n. SELF'-KNOWL'EDGE, the knowledge of one's own character, abilities, worth, &c.--adjs. SELF-LEFT', left to one's self; SELF'LESS, having no regard to self, unselfish.--ns. SELF'LESSNESS, freedom from selfishness; SELF-LIFE', a life only for one's own gratification.--adjs. SELF'-LIKE, exactly similar; SELF'-LIM'ITED (path.), tending to spontaneous recovery after a certain course.--n. SELF-LOVE', the love of one's self: tendency to seek one's own welfare or advantage: desire of happiness.--adjs. SELF'-LOV'ING, full of self-love; SELF'-LUM'INOUS, possessing the property of emitting light; SELF-MADE', made by one's self; denoting a man who has risen to a high position from poverty or obscurity by his own exertions.--ns. SELF'-MAS'TERY, self-command: self-control; SELF'-MET'TLE (Shak.), mettle or spirit which is natural to one, and not artificially inspired; SELF'-M[=O]'TION, spontaneous motion.--adj. SELF-MOVED', moved spontaneously from within.--ns. SELF'-MUR'DER, the killing of one's self: suicide; SELF'-MUR'DERER; SELF'-NEGLECT'ING (Shak.), the neglecting of one's self; SELF'NESS, egotism: personality; SELF'-OFFENCE', one's own offence; SELF'-OPIN'ION, the tendency to form one's own opinion irrespective of that of others.--adjs. SELF'-OPIN'IONATED, obstinately adhering to one's own opinion; SELF'-ORIG'INATING, springing from one's self.--ns. SELF'-PARTIAL'ITY, overestimate of one's own worth; SELF'-PERCEP'TION, the faculty of immediate perception of the soul by itself.--adjs. SELF'-PERPLEXED', perplexed by one's own thoughts; SELF'-P[=I]'OUS, hypocritical.--n. SELF'-PIT'Y, pity for one's self.--adjs. SELF-PLEACHED' (Tenn.), interwoven by natural growth; SELF'-PLEAS'ING, gratifying one's own wishes; SELF-POISED', kept well balanced by self-respect.--n. SELF'-POLL[=U]'TION, self-abuse, masturbation.--adj. SELF'-POSSESSED', calm or collected in mind or manner: undisturbed.--ns. SELF'-POSSES'SION, the possession of one's self or faculties in danger: calmness; SELF-PRAISE', the praise of one's self; SELF'-PRESERV[=A]'TION, the preservation of one's self from injury, &c.--adjs. SELF'-PRESER'VATIVE, SELF-PRESER'VING.--ns. SELF-PRIDE', self-esteem; SELF'-PROF'IT, self-interest.--adj. SELF'-PROP'AGATING, propagating one's self or itself.--ns. SELF'-PROTEC'TION, self-defence; SELF'-REALIS[=A]'TION, the attainment of such development as one's mental and moral nature is capable of.--adjs. SELF'-RECIP'ROCAL, self-conjugate; SELF'-RECORD'ING, making, as an instrument, a record of its own state.--n. SELF'-REGARD', regard for one's own self.--adjs. SELF'-REGARD'ING; SELF'-REG'ISTERING, registering itself: denoting an instrument or machine having a contrivance for recording its own operations; SELF'-REG'ULATED, regulated by one's self or itself; SELF'-REG'ULATING, regulating itself; SELF'-REG'ULATIVE.--n. SELF'-REL[=I]'ANCE, reliance on one's own abilities.--adj. SELF'-REL[=I]'ANT.--n. SELF'-RENUNCI[=A]'TION, self-abnegation.--adj. SELF'-REPEL'LING, repelling by its own inherent power.--ns. SELF'-REPRES'SION, the keeping of one's self in the background; SELF'-REPROACH', the act of reproaching or condemning one's self.--adj. SELF'-REPROACH'ING, reproaching one's self.--adv. SELF'-REPROACH'INGLY.--n. SELF'-REPROOF', the reproof of one's own conscience.--adjs. SELF'-REPROV'ING, reproving one's self, from conscious guilt; SELF'-REPUG'NANT, self-contradictory: inconsistent.--n. SELF'-RESPECT', respect for one's self or one's character.--adjs. SELF'-RESPECT'FUL; SELF'-RESPECT'ING; SELF'-RESTRAINED', restrained by one's own will.--ns. SELF'-RESTRAINT', a restraint over one's appetites or desires: self-control; SELF'-REV'ERENCE, great self-respect.--adjs. SELF'-REV'ERENT; SELF'-RIGHT'EOUS, righteous in one's own estimation: pharisaical.--n. SELF'-RIGHT'EOUSNESS, reliance on one's supposed righteousness: sense of one's own merit or goodness, esp. if overestimated.--adjs. SELF'-RIGHT'ING, that rights itself when capsized; SELF'-ROLLED', coiled on itself.--n. SELF'-SAC'RIFICE, the act of yielding up one's life, interests, &c. for others.--adjs. SELF'-SAC'RIFICING, yielding, or disposed to yield, up one's life, interests, &c.; SELF'-SAME, the very same.--ns. SELF'-SAME'NESS, sameness as regards self or identity; SELF'-SATISFAC'TION, satisfaction with one's self.--adjs. SELF'-SAT'ISFIED, satisfied with the abilities, performances, &c. of one's self; SELF'-SAT'ISFYING, giving satisfaction to one's self.--ns. SELF-SCORN', a mood in which one entertains scorn for a former mood of self; SELF'-SEEK'ER, one who looks only to his own interests.--adj. SELF'-SEEK'ING, seeking unduly one's own interest or happiness.--n. the act of doing so.--adj. SELF'-SHIN'ING, self-luminous.--n. SELF'-SLAUGH'TER (Shak.), the slaughter of one's self: suicide.--adjs. SELF'-SLAUGH'TERED, killed by one's self; SELF'-STER'ILE (bot.), unable to fertilise itself; SELF-STYLED', called by one's self: pretended; SELF'-SUBDUED' (Shak.), subdued by one's own power; SELF'-SUBSTAN'TIAL (Shak.), composed of one's own substance.--n. SELF'-SUFFI'CIENCY.--adjs. SELF'-SUFFI'CIENT, confident in one's own sufficiency: haughty: overbearing; SELF'-SUFFIC'ING.--ns. SELF'-SUGGES'TION, determination by causes inherent in the organism; SELF'-SUPPORT', the maintenance of one's self.--adjs. SELF'-SUPPORT'ED; SELF'-SUPPORT'ING.--n. SELF'-SURREN'DER, the yielding up of one's self to another.--adj. SELF'-SUSTAINED', sustained by one's own power.--ns. SELF'-SUS'TENANCE, self-support; SELF-SUSTENT[=A]'TION.--adjs. SELF'-TAUGHT, taught by one's self; SELF'-THINK'ING, forming one's own opinions: of independent judgment; SELF'-TOR'TURABLE (Shak.), capable of being tortured by one's self.--ns. SELF'-TOR'TURE; SELF-TRUST', self-reliance; SELF-VIEW', regard for one's own interest; SELF'-V[=I]'OLENCE, violence inflicted upon one's self; SELF-WILL', obstinacy.--adj. SELF-WILLED', governed by one's own will.--ns. SELF'-WILLED'NESS; SELF'-WOR'SHIP, the idolising of one's self; SELF'-WOR'SHIPPER; SELF-WRONG' (Shak.), wrong done by a person to himself.--BE BESIDE ONE'S SELF (see BESIDE); BE ONE'S SELF, to be in full possession of one's powers; BY ONE'S SELF, or ITSELF, apart, alone: without aid of another person or thing. [A.S. self, seolf, sylf; Dut. zelf, Ger. selbe, Goth. silba.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. (pl. -ves). Person\'s or thing\'s own individuality or essence, person or thing as object of introspection or reflexive action, (the study of the s.; the consciousness of s.; one\'s second s., intimate friend, right-hand man; chiefly his, its, &c., own or very s. as form of himself &c. when divided; Caesars, pity\'s, &c., s., rhet. for Caesar himself, pity itself); one\'s own interests or pleasure, concentration on these, (cares for nothing but, refers everything to, s.; s. is a bad guide to happiness); flower of uniform, or of the natural wild, colour; HERSELF, HIMSELF, ITSELF, MYSELF, ONES., OURSELF, THEMSELVES, YOURSELF. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. one\'s former, better, &c., s., oneself as one formerly was, one\'s nobler impulses, &c.; (commerc., vulg., joc.) =myself, yourself, himself, &c. (cheque drawn to s.; a ticket admitting s. & friend); our noble ss. (joc., as toast); s.-starter, electric appliance for starting motorcar without use of crank-handle. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. n. [Anglo Saxon, German, Gothic] The individual as an object to his own reflective consciousness; a person as a distinct individual;-hence, personal interest, or love of private interest; selfishness. Cabinet Dictionary

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