an emphatic appositive of or :
She herself wrote the letter.
a reflexive form of :
She supports herself.
(used in absolute constructions):
Herself still only a child, she had to take care of her four younger brothers and sisters.
(used as the object of a preposition or as the direct or indirect object of a verb):
She gave herself a facial massage. He asked her for a picture of herself.
(used in comparisons after as or than):
She found out that the others were even more nervous than herself.
her normal or customary self:
After a few weeks of rest, she will be herself again.
(preceded by a copula) her normal or usual self: she looks herself again after the operation
(Irish & Scot) the wife or woman of the house: is herself at home?
Old English hire self; see her (objective case) + self. Originally dative, but since 14c. often treated as genitive, hence her own sweet self, etc. Also see himself.
[hur-see, -zee] /ˈhɜr si, -zi/ noun 1. John Richard, 1914–93, U.S. journalist, novelist, and educator.
- Hershey bar
noun phrase A yellow stripe, worn on a military uniform to indicate units of time spent on overseas service [WWII armed forces; fr a bar of Hershey2 chocolate, some of which have yellow wrappers; probably influenced by the name of General Lewis B Hershey, director of the selective service system from 1941 to 1970]
[hur-skuh-vits] /ˈhɜr skə vɪts/ noun 1. Melville (Jean) 1895–1963, American anthropologist.
/ˈhɜːstmənˌsjuː; -ˌsəʊ/ noun 1. a village in S England, in E Sussex north of Eastbourne: 15th-century castle, site of the Royal Observatory, which was transferred from Greenwich between 1948 and 1958, until 1990