from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- pro. That one identical with him:
- pro. Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or the object of a preposition: He congratulated himself.
- pro. Used for emphasis: He himself found the courage.
- pro. Used in an absolute construction: In the black himself, he could offer financial assistance to his cousin.
- pro. His normal or healthy condition or state: He's feeling himself again. See Usage Note at myself.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- pro. him; the male object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject
- pro. he; used as an intensifier, often to emphasize that the referent is the exclusive participant in the predicate
- pro. The subject or non-reflexive object of a predicate; "he himself".
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- pro. An emphasized form of the third person masculine pronoun; -- used as a subject usually with he; ; used alone in the predicate, either in the nominative or objective case.
- pro. One's true or real character; one's natural temper and disposition; the state of being in one's right or sane mind (after unconsciousness, passion, delirium, or abasement).
- prep. Themselves. See hemself.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An emphatic or reflexive form of the third personal pronoun masculine, either nominative or objective.
- The neuter similarly used. Now itself.
- The dative (objective) plural, similarly used. Now themselves.
Middle English, from Old English himselfum : him, him; see him + selfum, dative of self, self; see self.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)