[self-rahy-ting] /sɛlfˈraɪ tɪŋ/
able to or designed to right itself or oneself after falling or capsizing.
adjective, Cookery. 1. rising without the addition of leaven: self-rising pancake flour.
noun 1. a principle or regulation governing conduct, action, procedure, arrangement, etc.: the rules of chess. 2. the code of regulations observed by a religious order or congregation: the Franciscan rule. 3. the customary or normal circumstance, occurrence, manner, practice, quality, etc.: the rule rather than the exception. 4. control, government, or dominion: under the […]
noun, plural selves. 1. a person or thing referred to with respect to complete individuality: one’s own self. 2. a person’s nature, character, etc.: his better self. 3. personal interest. 4. Philosophy. the ego; that which knows, remembers, desires, suffers, etc., as contrasted with that known, remembered, etc. the uniting principle, as a soul, underlying […]
[self-sak-ruh-fahys, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈsæk rəˌfaɪs, ˈsɛlf-/ noun 1. sacrifice of one’s interests, desires, etc., as for duty or the good of another. self-sacrifice noun 1. the sacrifice of one’s own desires, interest, etc, for the sake of duty or for the well-being of others