- her|selfW1S2 [ə'self, hə- strong hə:- $ ər-, hər- strong hə:r-] pron [reflexive form of 'she']1.) used to show that the woman or girl who does something is affected by her own action▪ She cut herself on some broken glass.▪ She made herself a cup of coffee.2.)a) used to emphasize that you are talking about one particular woman or girl▪ It must be true that she's leaving because she told me so herself.▪ The ornate Town Hall was opened by Queen Victoria herself.b) used after 'like', 'as', or 'except' instead of 'her'▪ She met other mothers in the same situation as herself.3.) (all) by herselfa) alone▪ Miss Bennet lives by herself.b) without help from anyone else▪ The little girl wrote the letter all by herself.4.) not be/feel/seem herself informalif a woman or girl is not herself, she does not feel or behave as she usually does, for example because she is upset or ill▪ You must forgive her - she's not herself at present.5.) have sth (all) to herselfif a woman or girl has something to herself, she does not have to share it with anyone else▪ Alice had the house to herself while her parents were away.
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Herself — Her*self , pron. 1. An emphasized form of the third person feminine pronoun; used as a subject with she; as, she herself will bear the blame; also used alone in the predicate, either in the nominative or objective case; as, it is herself; she… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
herself — [hər self′] pron. [ME hire self < OE hire selfum, dat. sing. of hie self: see HER1 & SELF] a form of SHE, used: a) as an intensifier [she said so herself] b) as a reflexive [she hurt herself] … English World dictionary
herself — herself, himself, itself These pronouns have two primary roles, (1) as reflexives (He was talking about himself / Mary was looking at herself in the mirror / He made himself a cup of coffee), and (2) as emphatic words in apposition to a noun or… … Modern English usage
herself — O.E. hire self; see HER (Cf. her) (objective case) + SELF (Cf. self). Originally dative, but since 14c. often treated as genitive, hence her own sweet self, etc. Also see HIMSELF (Cf. himself) … Etymology dictionary
herself — ► PRONOUN (third person sing. ) 1) (reflexive ) used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to a female person or animal previously mentioned as the subject of the clause. 2) (emphatic ) she or her personally … English terms dictionary
herself — her|self [ weak ər self, strong hər self ] pronoun *** Herself is a reflexive pronoun, being the reflexive form of she. It is used especially in the following ways: as an object that refers to the same female who is the subject of the sentence or … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
herself */*/*/ — strong UK [hə(r)ˈself] / US [hərˈself] weak UK [ə(r)ˈself] / US [ərˈself] pronoun Summary: Herself is a reflexive pronoun, being the reflexive form of she. It is used especially in the following ways: as an object that refers to the same female… … English dictionary
herself — [[t]hə(r)se̱lf[/t]] ♦ (Herself is a third person singular reflexive pronoun. Herself is used when the object of a verb or preposition refers to the same person as the subject of the verb, except in meaning 5.) 1) PRON REFL: v PRON, prep PRON You… … English dictionary
herself */*/*/ — weak [əˈself] , strong [həˈself] pronoun 1) the REFLEXIVE form of ‘she , used for showing that the woman, girl, or female animal that does something is also affected by what she does Lizzie had locked herself in the bathroom.[/ex] She s going to… … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
herself — strong 1 reflexive form of she : She hurt herself. | She made herself a cup of coffee. 2 the strong form of she used to emphasize the subject or object of a sentence: It must be true that she s leaving because she told me so herself. | She… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English