myself
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /maɪˈsɛlf/
Pronoun
  1. (reflexive pronoun) Me, as direct or indirect object the speaker as the object of a verb or preposition, when the speaker is also the subject. [from 9th c.]
    I taught myself.
  2. Personally, for my part; used in apposition to I, sometimes for simple emphasis and sometimes with implicit exclusion of any others performing the activity described. [from 10th c.]
  3. In my normal state of body or mind.
  4. Me (as the object of a verb or preposition). [from 10th c.]
    ''I feel like myself.
  5. (archaic) I (as the subject of a verb). [from 14th c.]
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 8, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      And my selfe have knowen a Gentleman, a chiefe officer of our crowne, that by right and hope of succession (had he lived unto it) was to inherit above fifty thousand crownes a yeere good land […].
    • 1653, Nicholas Culpeper, The English Physician Enlarged:
      Myself am confident that an ointment of it is one of the best remedies for a scabby head that is.
  6. (India, Pakistan, nonstandard) my name is...
    Myself John.
Synonyms
  • (reflexive pronoun) me
Related terms
  • myselves
Translations
  • French: me, m' (before vowel or mute h), moi-même
  • German: (accusative) mich, (dative) mir
  • Italian: mi
  • Portuguese: me, mim
  • Russian: себя́
  • Spanish: me
Translations
Myself
Pronoun
  1. Alternative letter-case form of myself used when speaking as God or another important figure who is understood from context.



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