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self Explained

self at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[self]

self at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) selves

self at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. self, seolf, sylf "one's own person, same," from P.Gmc. *selba-, *selban-. Selfish first recorded 1640, said to have been coined by Presbyterians; selfsame attested from 1408. Self-conscious (1697) was originally "aware of one's action," morbid sense is from 1837; self-determination in political sense is from 1924; self-help apparently coined by Carlyle (1831). Self-esteem is from 1657, popularized by phrenology, which assigned it a "bump" (1815). Self-portrait is 1840, translating Ger. Selbstbildnis. /// "Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth." [Alan Watts] ///

self at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3S2 n plural selves /selvz/// [Language: Old English; Origin:]//
1 [C usually singular] the type of person you are, your character, your typical behaviour etc: sb's usual/normal self // --Sid was not his usual smiling self.// be/look/feel (like) your old self (=be the way you usually are again, especially after having been ill, unhappy etc) // --Jim was beginning to feel like his old self again.// sb's true/real self (=what someone is really like, rather than what they pretend to be like) // --Peter was the only one to whom she showed her true self.//
2 sb's sense of self: someone's idea that they are a separate person, different from other people// --a child's developing sense of self//
3 be a shadow/ghost of your former self: to not be as healthy, strong etc as you used to be//
4 [U] a word written in business letters, on cheques etc meaning yourself: --a cheque written to self//
5 [C] used to refer to a person: --a picture of a journalist and your good self (=you) //

self at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:

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SELF at English => English (devils) Of Explained:

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self at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

86 Moby Thesaurus words for "self":
I, I myself, alter, alter ego, alterum, anima, anima humana, atman,
ba, better self, breath, breath of life, buddhi, coconscious,
collective unconscious, conscience, conscious self, death instinct,
divine breath, ego, ego ideal, ego-id conflict, ethical self,
foreconscious, he, heart, her, herself, him, himself, id,
inner man, inner self, it, jiva, jivatma, khu, libidinal energy,
libido, manes, me, mind, motive force, my humble self, myself,
nephesh, number one, oneself, other self, ourselves, persona,
personality, pleasure principle, pneuma, preconscious,
primitive self, psyche, psychic apparatus, purusha,
racial unconscious, ruach, shade, shadow, she, soul, spirit,
spiritual being, spiritus, subconscious, subconscious mind,
subconscious self, subliminal, subliminal self, submerged mind,
superego, the self, them, themselves, they, unconscious,
unconscious mind, vital impulse, you, yours truly, yourself,
yourselves

self at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:

self, herself, himself, itself

self at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Identity): identity, sameness, coincidence, convertibility, equality, coalescence, self, oneself, identification, monotony, tautology, repetition, facsimile, copy, alter ego, similarity, exactness, sameness, self, one and the same, very thing, actual thing, real McCoy , no other, one and only, dead ringer* .

[ADJ] (Identity): identical, indistinguishable, self, same, selfsame, one and the same, very same, coalescent, coalescing, indistinguishable, one, equivalent, equal, much the same, of a piece, unaltered.

[N] (Identity): identity, sameness, coincidence, convertibility, equality, coalescence, self, oneself, identification, monotony, tautology, repetition, facsimile, copy, alter ego, similarity, exactness, sameness, self, one and the same, very thing, actual thing, real McCoy , no other, one and only, dead ringer* .

[ADJ] (Identity): identical, indistinguishable, self, same, selfsame, one and the same, very same, coalescent, coalescing, indistinguishable, one, equivalent, equal, much the same, of a piece, unaltered.

[N] (Identity): identity, sameness, coincidence, convertibility, equality, coalescence, self, oneself, identification, monotony, tautology, repetition, facsimile, copy, alter ego, similarity, exactness, sameness, self, one and the same, very thing, actual thing, real McCoy , no other, one and only, dead ringer* .

[ADJ] (Identity): identical, indistinguishable, self, same, selfsame, one and the same, very same, coalescent, coalescing, indistinguishable, one, equivalent, equal, much the same, of a piece, unaltered.

self at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 [C, usually sing.] the type of person you are, especially the way you normally behave, look or feel:
You'll soon be feeling your old self again (= feeling well or happy again). * He's not his usual happy self this morning. * Only with a few people could she be her real self (= show what she was really like rather than what she pretended to be). * his private / professional self (= how he behaves at home / work)
2 [U] (also the self [sing.]) (formal) a person's personality or character that makes them different from other people:
Many people living in institutions have lost their sense of self (= the feeling that they are individual people). * the inner self (= a person's emotional and spiritual character) * a lack of confidence in the self
3 [U] (formal) your own advantage or pleasure rather than that of other people:
She didn't do it for any reason of self. * (spoken) Self, self, self! That's all you ever think about!
4 [C] used to refer to a person:
Jon gave his whole self to his job. * You didn't hurt your little self, did you? * We look forward to seeing Mrs Brown and your good self this evening.
IDIOMS see FORMER

Self at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Self \Self\, n.; pl. {Selves}.
1. 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. ``Those who liked their real selves.''
--Addison.

A man's self may be the worst fellow to converse
with in the world. --Pope.

The self, the I, is recognized in every act of
intelligence as the subject to which that act
belongs. It is I that perceive, I that imagine, I
that remember, I that attend, I that compare, I that
feel, I that will, I that am conscious. --Sir W.
Hamilton.

2. Hence, personal interest, or love of private interest;
selfishness; as, self is his whole aim.

3. Personification; embodiment. [Poetic.]

She was beauty's self. --Thomson.

Note: Self is united to certain personal pronouns and
pronominal adjectives to express emphasis or
distinction. Thus, for emphasis; I myself will write; I
will examine for myself; thou thyself shalt go; thou
shalt see for thyself; you yourself shall write; you
shall see for yourself; he himself shall write; he
shall examine for himself; she herself shall write; she
shall examine for herself; the child itself shall be
carried; it shall be present itself. It is also used
reflexively; as, I abhor myself; thou enrichest
thyself; he loves himself; she admires herself; it
pleases itself; we walue ourselves; ye hurry
yourselves; they see themselves. Himself, herself,
themselves, are used in the nominative case, as well as
in the objective. ``Jesus himself baptized not, but his
disciples.'' --John iv. 2.

Note: self is used in the formation of innumerable compounds,
usually of obvious signification, 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 in 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,
or the like; as, self-abandoning, self-abnegation,
self-abhorring, self-absorbed, self-accusing,
self-adjusting, self-balanced, self-boasting,
self-canceled, self-combating, self-commendation,
self-condemned, self-conflict, self-conquest,
self-constituted, self-consumed, self-contempt,
self-controlled, self-deceiving, self-denying,
self-destroyed, self-disclosure, self-display,
self-dominion, self-doomed, self-elected, self-evolved,
self-exalting, self-excusing, self-exile, self-fed,
self-fulfillment, self-governed, self-harming,
self-helpless, self-humiliation, self-idolized,
self-inflicted, self-improvement, self-instruction,
self-invited, self-judging, self-justification,
self-loathing, self-loving, self-maintenance,
self-mastered, self-nourishment, self-perfect,
self-perpetuation, self-pleasing, self-praising,
self-preserving, self-questioned, self-relying,
self-restraining, self-revelation, self-ruined,
self-satisfaction, self-support, self-sustained,
self-sustaining, self-tormenting, self-troubling,
self-trust, self-tuition, self-upbraiding,
self-valuing, self-worshiping, and many others.

Self \Self\, a. [AS. self, seolf, sylf; akin to OS. self,
OFries. self, D. zelf, G. selb, selber, selbst, Dan. selv.
Sw. sjelf, Icel. sj[=a]lfr, Goth. silba. Cf. {Selavage}.]
Same; particular; very; identical. [Obs., except in the
compound selfsame.] ``On these self hills.'' --Sir. W.
Raleigh.

To shoot another arrow that self way Which you did
shoot the first. --Shak.

At that self moment enters Palamon. --Dryden.

Self \Self\, a.
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.

self at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:

Self

A small, {dynamically typed} {object-oriented
language}, based purely on {prototypes} and {delegation}.
Self was developed by the Self Group at {Sun Microsystems
Laboratories, Inc.} and {Stanford University}. It is an
experimental {exploratory programming} language.

Release 2.0 introduces full {source-level debugging} of
optimised code, adaptive optimisation to shorten compile
pauses, {lightweight threads} within Self, support for
dynamically linking {foreign functions}, changing programs
within Self and the ability to run the experimental Self
graphical browser under {OpenWindows}. Designed for
expressive power and malleability, Self combines a pure,
{prototype}-based object model with uniform access to state
and behaviour. Unlike other languages, Self allows objects to
inherit state and to change their patterns of inheritance
dynamically. Self's customising compiler can generate very
efficient code compared to other dynamically-typed
object-oriented languages.

Version: 3.0 runs on {Sun-3} (no optimiser) and {Sun-4}.

{Home (http://www.sunlabs.com/research/self/)}.

["Self: The Power of Simplicity", David Ungar
et al, SIGPLAN Notices 22(12):227-242,
OOPSLA '87, Dec 1987].

(1999-06-09)

self at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

self
adj 1: combining form; oneself or itself; "self-control"
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"
[also: {selves} (pl)]

self
n 1: your consciousness of your own identity [syn: {ego}]
2: a person considered as a unique individual; "one's own self"
[also: {selves} (pl)]

self at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » self-

English

Inter: wikipedi » a

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » self|lang=enm, Inter: term » silf|lang=enm, Inter: term » sulf|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » lang=ang|self, Inter: term » seolf|lang=ang, Inter: term » sylf||same, self, very, own|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » selbaz||self|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » selbʰ-||one's own|lang=ine-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » s(w)e-||separate, apart|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Inter: etyl » sco|- Inter: term » self||self|lang=sco, Inter: etyl » fy|- Inter: term » self||self|lang=fy, Inter: etyl » nl|- Inter: term » zelf||self|lang=nl, Inter: etyl » nds|- Inter: term » sulv||self|lang=nds, Inter: etyl » de|- Inter: term » selbst||self|lang=de, Inter: etyl » da|- Inter: term » selv||self|lang=da, Inter: etyl » is|- Inter: term » sjálfur||self|lang=is. Possibly related to Inter: etyl » sq|- Inter: term » thelb||core, center, heart|lang=sq.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /sɛlf/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-self.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛlf

    Pronoun

    Inter: en-pro » n

  • Inter: obsolet » e Himself, herself, itself, themselves; that specific (person mentioned).
    1. : This argument was put forward by the defendant self.
    2. Inter: context » commercial|_|or|_|humorous Myself.
    3. : I made out a cheque, payable to self, which cheered me up somewhat.

      Noun

      Inter: en-noun » selves


  • An individual person as the object of his own reflective consciousness.
  • Sir W. Hamilton
  • : The self, the I, is recognized in every act of intelligence as the subject to which that act belongs. It is I that perceive, I that imagine, I that remember, I that attend, I that compare, I that feel, I that will, I that am conscious.

    Derived terms

    * selfie

    Related terms

  • selfdom
  • selfhood
  • selfish
  • selfless
  • selflike
  • selfsame
  • myself, ourselves, yourself, thyself, yourselves, himself, herself, itself, themselves, oneself, one's self
    Translations
    Inter: trans-top » individual person as the object of his own reflective consciousness
  • Arabic: Inter: t+ » ar|نفس|tr=nafs|sc=Arab
  • Azeri: Inter: t- » az|özü
  • Baluchi: Inter: tø » bal|وت|tr=wat
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|сам|m|tr=sam|sc=Cyrl
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t+ » cmn|自己|tr=zìjǐ|sc=Hani, Inter: qualifier » as a prefix Inter: t+ » cmn|自|tr=zì|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|自我|tr=zìwǒ|sc=Hani
  • Crimean Tatar: özü
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|zelf|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|itse
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|soi-même|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Selbst|n
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|önvaló
  • Ido: ipsa
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|féin
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|stesso
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|自己|tr=じこ, jiko|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|自身|tr=じしん, jíshin|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|自我|tr=じが, jiga|sc=Jpan

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Kazakh: Inter: t » kk|өз|tr=öz|sc=Cyrl
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|자신|tr=jasin|sc=Kore, Inter: t- » ko|자기자신|tr=jagijasin|sc=Kore
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: t+ » ku|خۆ|tr=xo|sc=ku-Arab
    • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|idem
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|selv
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|خود|tr=xod|sc=fa-Arab
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|сам|m|tr=sam, Inter: t+ » ru|себя|tr=sebjá (genitive case, accusative case), Inter: t+ » ru|себе|tr=sebé (dative case, prepositional case), Inter: t+ » ru|собой|tr=sobój (instrumental case)
    • Sanskrit: Inter: t- » sa|स्वयं|tr=svayam|sc=Deva
    • Spanish: yo {{m}} Inter: qualifier » psychology, ser {{m}} Inter: qualifier » psychology
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|själv
    • Tagalog: Inter: t- » tl|sarili
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|kendi, Inter: t+ » tr|öz
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|сам|m|sc=Cyrl
    • West Frisian: Inter: t- » fy|sels


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * self-
  • person
  • I
  • ego

    Adjective

    Inter: head » en|adjective|head=self

  • Inter: obsolet » e same
    1. 1605, William Shakespeare, King Lear, I.i:
    2. : I am made of that self mettle as my sister.

      External links

      * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3

  • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1

    Anagrams

    * LSFE

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    Maltese

    Noun

    self
  • loan

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    Old English

    Alternative forms

    * seolf, sylf

    Etymology

    Inter: etyl » gem-pro|ang Inter: recons » selbaz|lang=gem-pro, whence also Old High German selb, Old Norse sjálfr

    Pronoun

    self
  • self

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    Old Saxon

    Alternative forms

    * selvo

    Etymology

    Inter: etyl » gem-pro|osx Inter: recons » selbaz|lang=gem-pro, whence also Old High German selb, Old Norse sjálfr

    Pronoun

    self
  • self

  • Category: Category:Old Saxon pronouns -
    Translation: ar » self
    Translation: cy » self
    Translation: de » self
    Translation: et » self
    Translation: es » self
    Translation: fa » self
    Translation: fr » self
    Translation: ko » self
    Translation: io » self
    Translation: it » self
    Translation: kn » self
    Translation: kk » self
    Translation: ku » self
    Translation: li » self
    Translation: hu » self
    Translation: mg » self
    Translation: my » self
    Translation: nl » self
    Translation: ja » self
    Translation: pl » self
    Translation: pt » self
    Translation: ru » self
    Category: simple:self -
    Translation: fi » self
    Translation: sv » self
    Translation: ta » self
    Translation: tr » self
    Translation: vi » self
    Translation: zh » self

    šelf at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==Czech==

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » en|cs Inter: term » shelf|lang=en.

    Noun

    Inter: cs-noun » g=m
  • Inter: sense » nautical shelf

    Derived terms

    * kontinentální šelf

  • Serbo-Croatian

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » en|sh Inter: term » shelf|lang=en.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /ʃêlf/|lang=sh

    Noun

    Inter: sh-noun » g=m|head=šȅlf|r|шелф|ше̏лф
  • Inter: sense » nautical shelf
  • Self at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » self|-self|self-

    English

    Inter: wikipedia » Self (surname)

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Inter: surnam » e

  • Translation: ru » Self