Plural of self.
- plural form of self
- Used in forming intensive and reflexive forms of the plural personal pronouns.
- See usage notes at -self.
Variant of self
- the identity, character, or essential qualities of any person or thing
- one's own person as distinct from all others
- one's own welfare, interest, or advantage; selfishness: obsessed with self
Origin of selfMiddle English ; from Old English probably ; from Indo-European an unverified form selo- ; from base an unverified form se-, reflexive pronoun , origin, originally separate, apart (from source Classical Latin sibi, se) + an unverified form (o)lo-, pronoun suffix: basic sense “itself, by itself”
Informal myself, himself, herself, or yourself: tickets for self and wife
- being uniform or the same throughout
- of the same kind, nature, color, material, etc. as the rest: a self lining, self trim