Selfing



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 all subjective experience.

adjective
5.
being the same throughout, as a color; uniform.
6.
being of one piece with or the same material as the rest:
drapes with a self lining.
7.
Immunology. the natural constituents of the body, which are normally not subject to attack by components of the immune system (contrasted with nonself).
8.
Obsolete. same.
pronoun, plural selves.
9.
myself, himself, herself, etc.:
to make a check payable to self.
verb (used with or without object)
10.
to self-pollinate.
noun (pl) selves (sɛlvz)
1.
the distinct individuality or identity of a person or thing
2.
a person’s usual or typical bodily make-up or personal characteristics: she looked her old self again
3.
(rare) good self, good selves, a polite way of referring to or addressing a person (or persons), used following your, his, her, or their
4.
one’s own welfare or interests: he only thinks of self
5.
an individual’s consciousness of his own identity or being
6.
(philosophy) the self, that which is essential to an individual, esp the mind or soul in Cartesian metaphysics; the ego
7.
a bird, animal, etc, that is a single colour throughout, esp a self-coloured pigeon
pronoun
8.
(not standard) myself, yourself, etc: seats for self and wife
adjective
9.
of the same colour or material: a dress with a self belt See also self-coloured
10.
(obsolete) the same

self (sělf)
n. pl. selves (sělz)

The total, essential, or particular being of a person; the individual.

One’s consciousness of one’s own being or identity; the ego.

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