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Selves vs. Self

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Selvesnoun

plural of self

Selfpronoun

(obsolete) Himself, herself, itself, themselves; that specific (person mentioned).

‘This argument was put forward by the defendant self.’;

Selvesnoun

pl. of Self.

Selfpronoun

Myself.

‘I made out a cheque, payable to self, which cheered me up somewhat.’;

Selfnoun

The subject of one's own experience of phenomena: perception, emotions, thoughts.

Selfnoun

An individual person as the object of his own reflective consciousness (plural selves).

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Selfnoun

(botany) A seedling produced by self-pollination (plural selfs).

Selfnoun

Any molecule, cell, or tissue of an organism's own (belonging to the self), as opposed to a foreign (nonself) molecule, cell, or tissue (for example, infective, allogenic, or xenogenic).

Selfverb

(botany) To fertilise by the same individual; to self-fertilise or self-pollinate.

Selfverb

(botany) To fertilise by the same strain; to inbreed.

Selfadjective

Having its own or a single nature or character, as in colour, composition, etc., without addition or change; unmixed.

‘a self bow: one made from a single piece of wood’; ‘a self flower or plant: one which is wholly of one colour’;

Selfadjective

Of or relating to any molecule, cell, or tissue of an organism's own (belonging to the self), as opposed to a foreign (nonself) molecule, cell, or tissue (for example, infective, allogenic, or xenogenic).

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Selfadjective

(obsolete) Same.

Selfadjective

Same; particular; very; identical.

‘To shoot another arrow that self wayWhich you did shoot the first.’; ‘At that self moment enters Palamon.’;

Selfadjective

Having its own or a single nature or character, as in color, composition, etc., without addition or change; unmixed; as, a self bow, one made from a single piece of wood; self flower or plant, one which is wholly of one color; self-colored.

Selfnoun

The individual as the object of his own reflective consciousness; the man viewed by his own cognition as the subject of all his mental phenomena, the agent in his own activities, the subject of his own feelings, and the possessor of capacities and character; a person as a distinct individual; a being regarded as having personality.

‘A man's self may be the worst fellow to converse with in the world.’; ‘The self, the I, is recognized in every act of intelligence as the subject to which that act belongs. It is I that perceive, I that imagine, I that remember, I that attend, I that compare, I that feel, I that will, I that am conscious.’;

Selfnoun

Hence, personal interest, or love of private interest; selfishness; as, self is his whole aim.

Selfnoun

Personification; embodiment.

‘She was beauty's self.’;

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Selfnoun

your consciousness of your own identity

Selfnoun

a person considered as a unique individual;

‘one's own self’;

Selfadjective

combining form; oneself or itself;

‘self-control’;

Selfadjective

used as a combining form; relating to--of or by or to or from or for--the self;

‘self-knowledge’; ‘self-proclaimed’; ‘self-induced’;

Selfnoun

a person's essential being that distinguishes them from others, especially considered as the object of introspection or reflexive action

‘language is an aspect of a person's sense of self’; ‘our alienation from our true selves’; ‘guilt can be turned against the self’;

Selfnoun

one's particular nature or personality; the qualities that make one individual or unique

‘Paula seemed to be her usual cheerful self’; ‘by the end of the round he was back to his old self’;

Selfnoun

one's own interests or pleasure

‘to love in an unpossessive way implies the total surrender of self’;

Selfnoun

used ironically to refer to oneself or someone else

‘an article with a picture of my good self’;

Selfnoun

used on counterfoils, cheques, and other papers to refer to the holder or person who has signed

‘the uppermost counterfoil was marked ‘Self’’;

Selfadjective

(of a trimming or cover) of the same material and colour as the rest of the item

‘a button-through style with self belt’;

Selfverb

self-pollinate; self-fertilize

‘a variety that selfs itself loses lots of vigour in the progeny’;

Selfverb

cause (an animal or plant) to breed with or fertilize one of the same hybrid origin or strain

‘progeny were derived from selfed crosses’;

Self

The self is an individual person as the object of its own reflective consciousness. Since the self is a reference by a subject to the same subject, this reference is necessarily subjective.

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