Definitions for personalˈpɜr sə nl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

per•son•alˈpɜr sə nl(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or concerning a particular person; individual; private:

    a personal opinion.

  2. directed to or intended for a particular person:

    a personal favor.

  3. referring or directed to a particular person in an offensive sense or manner:

    personal remarks.

  4. done, carried out, held, etc., in person:

    a personal interview.

  5. pertaining to the body, clothing, or appearance:

    personal cleanliness.

  6. of, pertaining to, or indicating grammatical person: the personal ending -o in Spanish hablo

    “I speak.”

    Category: Grammar

  7. pertaining to or characteristic of a person or self-conscious being.

  8. of the nature of an individual rational being.

  9. Law. of or pertaining to personal property:

    personal interests.

    Category: Law

  10. (n.)a short news item concerning a socially prominent person. a brief, private message to a particular person, as one who is missing, either unsigned or using initials, first names, etc. a notice placed by a person seeking companionship, marriage, etc. personals, the section of a newspaper or magazine reserved for such notices.

    Category: Journalism

Origin of personal:

1350–1400; ME < LL persōnālis. See person , -al1

per′son•al•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. personal(adj)

    a short newspaper article about a particular person or group

  2. personal(adj)

    concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality

    "a personal favor"; "for your personal use"; "personal papers"; "I have something personal to tell you"; "a personal God"; "he has his personal bank account and she has hers"

  3. personal(adj)

    particular to a given individual

  4. personal(adj)

    of or arising from personality

    "personal magnetism"

  5. personal(adj)

    intimately concerning a person's body or physical being

    "personal hygiene"

  6. personal(adj)

    indicating grammatical person

    "personal verb endings"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. personal(adjective)ˈpɜr sə nl

    belonging or relating to one person

    my personal property; his personal opinion/view; I want to do it for my own personal development.

  2. personalˈpɜr sə nl

    private

    sb's personal information; It's a personal family matter.

  3. personalˈpɜr sə nl

    for one person

    My personal trainer gives me advice.

  4. personalˈpɜr sə nl

    unkindly directed at a particular person

    OK, he didn't agree, but there was no need to be so personal.

  5. personalˈpɜr sə nl

    relating to your body

    personal safety/hygiene

Wiktionary

  1. personal(Noun)

    A advertisement by which individuals attempt to meet others with similar interests.

  2. personal(Noun)

    A movable; a chattel.

  3. personal(Adjective)

    Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.

  4. personal(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals; peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or general

  5. personal(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance; corporeal; as, personal charms.

  6. personal(Adjective)

    Done in person; without the intervention of another.

  7. personal(Adjective)

    Relating to an individual, his character, conduct, motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive manner; as, personal reflections or remarks.

  8. personal(Adjective)

    Denoting person; as, a personal pronoun.

  9. Origin: From personel (modern: personnel).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Personal(adj)

    pertaining to human beings as distinct from things

  2. Personal(adj)

    of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals; peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or general; as, personal comfort; personal desire

  3. Personal(adj)

    pertaining to the external or bodily appearance; corporeal; as, personal charms

  4. Personal(adj)

    done in person; without the intervention of another

  5. Personal(adj)

    relating to an individual, his character, conduct, motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive manner; as, personal reflections or remarks

  6. Personal(adj)

    denoting person; as, a personal pronoun

  7. Personal(noun)

    a movable; a chattel

CrunchBase

  1. Personal

    Personal (www.personal.com) gives individuals a web and mobile platform and vault for securely storing, sharing and reusing their important data, notes and files at home and work, connecting them with trusted people, organizations and apps in their lives. Built on a privacy- and security-by-design platform, Personal helps individuals to properly leverage their data so they can realize the most value from it – all with the peace of mind that the data in their vault remains legally theirs, they always know who can access it, and it can’t be shared without their permission. The company's product and innovative approach to data ownership have been covered in national and international media outlets, including The New York Times, CNN, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, TechCrunch, Mashable, GigaOm, Fast Company and others. Personal is headquartered in Washington, DC.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'personal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #523

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'personal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1136

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'personal' in Adjectives Frequency: #61


Translations for personal

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

personal(adjective)

one's own

This is his personal opinion; The matter will have my personal attention.

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