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self noun (selves) 1 personality, or a particular aspect of it. 2 a person's awareness of their own identity; ego. 3 a person as a whole, comprising a combination of characteristics of appearance and behaviour • He was his usual happy self. 4 personal interest or advantage. pronoun, colloq myself, yourself, himself or herself. adj being of the same material or colour.
ETYMOLOGY: Anglo-Saxon seolf.

self- combining form, indicating 1 by or for oneself; in relation to oneself • self-doubtself-inflicted. 2 acting automatically • self-closing.