from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • pronoun One's own self.
  • pronoun Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or the object of a preposition.
  • pronoun Used in an absolute construction.
  • pronoun One's normal or healthy condition or state.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • One's self; a person's self; himself or herself (without distinction of gender): formed after the analogy of himself, herself, itself, and used reflexively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • pronoun A reflexive form of the indefinite pronoun one. Commonly written as two words, one's self.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • pronoun The person, previously mentioned.
  • pronoun A person's self - a general form of himself, herself or yourself


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

A contracted form of one's self



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