from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • pro. One's own self:
  • pro. Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or the object of a preposition: One can congratulate oneself on one's victories.
  • pro. Used in an absolute construction: When in charge oneself, one may rearrange the committees as one pleases.
  • pro. One's normal or healthy condition or state.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

A contracted form of one's self



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