Definitions

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

  • adjective Originating or derived from itself.
  • adjective Given by oneself; self-appointed.

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Examples

  • NOTE: So when those Fenway Fools—remember their self-given nickname of the early twenty-first century, “Idiots”; no further elaboration necessary—start blabbing about recent history, merely present the facts as referenced.

    One Season

  • He would hand out business cards bearing his self-given nickname "The Terminator" and boasting of having won the Navy Cross (the second-highest medal in the Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard).

    Richard Mcclanahan

  • He would hand out business cards bearing his self-given nickname "The Terminator" and boasting of having won the Navy Cross (the second-highest medal in the Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard).

    Richard Mcclanahan

  • NOTE: So when those Fenway Fools—remember their self-given nickname of the early twenty-first century, “Idiots”; no further elaboration necessary—start blabbing about recent history, merely present the facts as referenced.

    One Season

  • And at the bottom of the heap, there's self-given purpose, and that's championed by Darwin, and you don't want to have anything to do with that.

    A Refuge For Powerful Lawmakers

  • And at the bottom of the heap, there's self-given purpose, and that's championed by Darwin, and you don't want to have anything to do with that.

    A Refuge For Powerful Lawmakers

  • The United States has always exerted its self-given right to expand its territory and to aggress those nations that present a potential threat to U. S hegemony long before the Cold War, during the Cold War and after the Cold War.

    The Mafia Is Running the Giant World Casino

  • And at the bottom of the heap, there's self-given purpose, and that's championed by Darwin, and you don't want to have anything to do with that.

    A Refuge For Powerful Lawmakers

  • And at the bottom of the heap, there's self-given purpose, and that's championed by Darwin, and you don't want to have anything to do with that.

    A Refuge For Powerful Lawmakers

  • And at the bottom of the heap, there's self-given purpose, and that's championed by Darwin, and you don't want to have anything to do with that.

    A Refuge For Powerful Lawmakers

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