noun, plural selves.
a person or thing referred to with respect to complete individuality:
one’s own self.
a person’s nature, character, etc.:
his better self.
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.
being the same throughout, as a color; uniform.
being of one piece with or the same material as the rest:
drapes with a self lining.
Immunology. the natural constituents of the body, which are normally not subject to attack by components of the immune system (contrasted with nonself).
pronoun, plural selves.
myself, himself, herself, etc.:
to make a check payable to self.
verb (used with or without object)
noun (pl) selves (sɛlvz)
the distinct individuality or identity of a person or thing
a person’s usual or typical bodily make-up or personal characteristics: she looked her old self again
(rare) good self, good selves, a polite way of referring to or addressing a person (or persons), used following your, his, her, or their
one’s own welfare or interests: he only thinks of self
an individual’s consciousness of his own identity or being
(philosophy) the self, that which is essential to an individual, esp the mind or soul in Cartesian metaphysics; the ego
a bird, animal, etc, that is a single colour throughout, esp a self-coloured pigeon
(not standard) myself, yourself, etc: seats for self and wife
of the same colour or material: a dress with a self belt See also self-coloured
(obsolete) the same
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.
[self-i-nish-ee-ey-tid, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɪˈnɪʃ iˌeɪ tɪd, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 1. initiated or begun by oneself.
noun 1. an introductory act or step; leading action: to take the initiative in making friends. 2. readiness and ability in initiating action; enterprise: to lack initiative. 3. one’s personal, responsible decision: to act on one’s own initiative. 4. Government. a procedure by which a specified number of voters may propose a statute, constitutional amendment, […]
verb (used with object), inoculated, inoculating. 1. to implant (a disease agent or antigen) in a person, animal, or plant to produce a disease for study or to stimulate disease resistance. 2. to affect or treat (a person, animal, or plant) in this manner. 3. to introduce (microorganisms) into surroundings suited to their growth, as […]
noun 1. the act of inspecting or viewing, especially carefully or critically: an inspection of all luggage on the plane. 2. formal or official viewing or examination: an inspection of the troops.