Definitions for yourselfyʊərˈsɛlf, yɔr-, yoʊr-, yər-; -ˈsɛlvz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

your•self*yʊərˈsɛlf, yɔr-, yoʊr-, yər-; -ˈsɛlvz(pron.)(pl.)-selves

  1. Did you ever ask yourself, “Why”? You can think for yourself.

    Category: Function Word

    Ref: a reflexive form of you (used as the direct or indirect object of a verb or the object of a preposition):

  2. (used as an intensifier):

    a letter you yourself wrote.

    Category: Function Word

  3. (used in absolute constructions):

    Yourself so sensitive, how can you ignore my feelings?

    Category: Function Word

  4. Ted and yourself have been elected; a girl no older than yourself.

    Category: Function Word

    Ref: (used in place of you in various compound and comparative constructions):

  5. your normal or customary self:

    You'll soon be yourself again.

    Category: Function Word

  6. oneself:

    The surest way is to do it yourself.

    Category: Function Word

* Usage: See myself .

Origin of yourself:

1275–1325

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. yourself(pronoun)ʊərˈsɛlf, yɔr-, yoʊr-, yər-

    indicates the person you are talking to is affected by what they do

    How did you hit yourself in the eye?; You're making yourselves miserable.

  2. yourselfʊərˈsɛlf, yɔr-, yoʊr-, yər-

    indicates you mean the person you are talking to, not anyone else

    It's a beautiful painting. Did you do it yourself?

  3. yourselfʊərˈsɛlf, yɔr-, yoʊr-, yər-

    alone or without help

    Are you by yourself?

  4. yourselfʊərˈsɛlf, yɔr-, yoʊr-, yər-

    only for you

    You'll have the house to yourself for a few days.

Wiktionary

  1. yourself(Noun)

    Your usual, normal, or true self.

    After a good night's sleep you'll feel like yourself again.

  2. yourself(Pronoun)

    Your own self.

    Be careful with that fire or you'll burn yourself.

  3. yourself(Pronoun)

    you;

    You yourself know that what you wrote was wrong.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yourself

    an emphasized or reflexive form of the pronoun of the second person; -- used as a subject commonly with you; as, you yourself shall see it; also, alone in the predicate, either in the nominative or objective case; as, you have injured yourself

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'yourself' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1087

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'yourself' in Written Corpus Frequency: #488


Translations for yourself

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

yourself(pronoun)

used as the object of a verb or preposition when the person(s) spoken or written to is/are the object(s) of an action he/they perform(s)

Why are you looking at yourselves in the mirror?; You can dry yourself with this towel.

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