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Self meaning

self - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Same; particular; very; identical.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Hence, personal interest, or love of private interest; selfishness; as, self is his whole aim.
  5. 5. Personification; embodiment.
  6. 6. One's own person or interest; selfishness.

self - examples of usage

  1. Then, I came suddenly to my ordinary self. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  2. Whatever one might think of Mr. Druitt one's self, there was Mary to be considered. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. Society is the larger self of each individual. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
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