Personal



[pur-suh-nl] /ˈpɜr sə nl/

adjective
1.
of, relating to, or coming as from a particular person; individual; private:
a personal opinion.
2.
relating to, directed to, or intended for a particular person: a personal favor; one’s personal life; a letter marked “Personal.”.
3.
intended for use by one person:
a personal car.
4.
referring or directed to a particular person in a disparaging or offensive sense or manner, usually involving character, behavior, appearance, etc.:
personal remarks.
5.
making personal remarks or attacks:
to become personal in a dispute.
6.
done, carried out, held, etc., in person:
a personal interview.
7.
pertaining to or characteristic of a person or self-conscious being:
That is my personal belief.
8.
of the nature of an individual rational being.
9.
pertaining to the body, clothing, or appearance:
personal cleanliness.
10.
provided for one’s discretionary use:
Employees are allowed 15 vacation days and two personal days.
11.
Grammar.

12.
Law. of or relating to personal property:
personal interests.
noun
13.

/ˈpɜːsənəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the private aspects of a person’s life: personal letters, a personal question
2.
(prenominal) of or relating to a person’s body, its care, or its appearance: personal hygiene, great personal beauty
3.
belonging to or intended for a particular person and no-one else: as a personal favour, for your personal use
4.
(prenominal) undertaken by an individual himself: a personal appearance by a celebrity
5.
referring to, concerning, or involving a person’s individual personality, intimate affairs, etc, esp in an offensive way: personal remarks, don’t be so personal
6.
having the attributes of an individual conscious being: a personal God
7.
of or arising from the personality: personal magnetism
8.
of, relating to, or denoting grammatical person
9.
(law) of or relating to movable property, such as money Compare real1 (sense 8)
noun
10.
(law) an item of movable property
adj.

late 14c., “pertaining to the self,” from Old French personal (12c., Modern French personnel), from Late Latin personalis “pertaining to a person,” from Latin persona (see person). Meaning “aimed at some particular person” (usually in a hostile manner) first attested 1610s. The noun sense of “newspaper item about private matters” is attested from 1888. As “a classified ad addressed to an individual,” it is recorded from 1861. Personal computer is from 1976.

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