from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- pro. That one identical with her:
- pro. Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or as the object of a preposition: She bought herself a new car. She sculpted a likeness of herself.
- pro. Used for emphasis: She herself was certain of the facts.
- pro. Used in an absolute construction: In office herself, she helped him get a job.
- pro. Her normal or healthy condition or state: She's feeling herself again.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- pro. her; the female object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject
- pro. she; an intensive repetition of the female subject, often used to indicate the exclusiveness of that person as the only satisfier of the predicate
- pro. A self-important female
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- pro. An emphasized form of the third person feminine pronoun; -- used as a subject with she; ; also used alone in the predicate, either in the nominative or objective case
- pro. Her own proper, true, or real character; hence, her right, or sane, mind
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An emphasized or reflexive form of the third personal pronoun, feminine, corresponding in all uses to himself.
Middle English hire self, from Old English hire selfre, dative of hēo self : hēo, she; see she + self, self; see self.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)