himself
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /hɪmˈsɛlf/, /ɪ̈msɛlf/
Pronoun
  1. (reflexive pronoun) Him; the male object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject
    He injured himself.
  2. (emphatic) He; used as an intensifier, often to emphasize that the referent is the exclusive participant in the predicate
    He was injured himself.
    • Bible, Book of Isaiah 7:14
      The Lord himself shall give you a sign.
  3. (Ireland, otherwise archaic) The subject or non-reflexive object of a predicate; he himself.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 7, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      Yet it is that himselfe had been liberally gratified by his Unkle with militarie rewards, before ever he went to warres.
    • Sir John Denham (poet) (1614-1669)
      With shame remembers, while himself was one / Of the same herd, himself the same had done.
    • 1998, Kirk Jones, Waking Ned, Tomboy films
      Dennis: His glass is there and himself is in the toilet.
  4. (Ireland) The subject or non-reflexive object of a predicate; he (used of upper-class gentlemen, or sarcastically, of men who imagine themselves to be more important than others)
    Has himself come down to breakfast yet?
    Have you seen himself yet this morning?
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • French: lui-même
  • German: er selbst
  • Portuguese: ele mesmo
  • Russian: он сам
  • Spanish: él mismo

Himself
Pronoun
  1. Honorific alternative letter-case form of himself, sometimes used when referring to God or another important figure who is understood from context.



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