[pur-suh-nl] /ˈpɜr sə nl/
of, relating to, or coming as from a particular person; individual; private:
a personal opinion.
relating to, directed to, or intended for a particular person: a personal favor; one’s personal life; a letter marked “Personal.”.
intended for use by one person:
a personal car.
referring or directed to a particular person in a disparaging or offensive sense or manner, usually involving character, behavior, appearance, etc.:
making personal remarks or attacks:
to become personal in a dispute.
done, carried out, held, etc., in person:
a personal interview.
pertaining to or characteristic of a person or self-conscious being:
That is my personal belief.
of the nature of an individual rational being.
pertaining to the body, clothing, or appearance:
provided for one’s discretionary use:
Employees are allowed 15 vacation days and two personal days.
Law. of or relating to personal property:
of or relating to the private aspects of a person’s life: personal letters, a personal question
(prenominal) of or relating to a person’s body, its care, or its appearance: personal hygiene, great personal beauty
belonging to or intended for a particular person and no-one else: as a personal favour, for your personal use
(prenominal) undertaken by an individual himself: a personal appearance by a celebrity
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
having the attributes of an individual conscious being: a personal God
of or arising from the personality: personal magnetism
of, relating to, or denoting grammatical person
(law) of or relating to movable property, such as money Compare real1 (sense 8)
(law) an item of movable property
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.
- Personal-opinion telegram
[pur-suh-nl-uh-pin-yuh n] /ˈpɜr sə nl əˈpɪn yən/ noun 1. a type of domestic telegram sent at the lowest rate with a minimum charge for 20 words or less to elected federal or state officials on a subject of national or regional interest. 2. the service offering such a telegram.
noun 1. a small notebook with sections for personal information, as dates and addresses. 2. a hand-held computer that contains this information. noun 1. a diary that stores personal records, appointments, notes, etc 2. a pocket-sized electronic device that performs the same functions noun a notebook or equivalent electronic storage medium where one keeps a […]
noun, Grammar. 1. any one of the pronouns used to refer to the speaker, or to one or more to or about whom or which he or she is speaking, as, in English, I, we, you, he, she, it, they. noun 1. a pronoun having a definite person or thing as an antecedent and functioning […]
noun, Law. 1. an estate or property consisting of movable articles both corporeal, as furniture or jewelry, or incorporeal, as stocks or bonds (distinguished from ). noun 1. (law) movable property, such as furniture or money Also called personalty Compare real property Furniture, automobiles, boats, and other possessions that are not included in the category […]