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  1. myselfnoun

    that being which is oneself

    I am not myself today.

  2. myselfpronoun

    Me, as direct or indirect object .

    I taught myself.

  3. myselfpronoun

    Personally, for my part; used in apposition to I, sometimes for simple emphasis and sometimes with implicit exclusion of any others performing the activity described.

  4. myselfpronoun

    Me (as the object of a verb or preposition).

  5. myselfpronoun

    I (as the subject of a verb).

  6. Etymology: From me (pronoun) + self (pronoun). Later partly reinterpreted as my + self (noun).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Myselfnoun

    Etymology: my and self.

    As his host,
    I should against his murth’rer shut the door,
    Not bear the knife myself. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    They have missed another pain, against which I should have been at a loss to defend myself. Jonathan Swift, Examiner.


  1. Myself

    Myself is a single by Canadian hip hop recording artist Nav. It is the second single from his debut mixtape Nav (2017) and was produced and written by Nav himself. The song was released for digital download on April 11, 2017. The song has since peaked at number five on the Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.


  1. myself

    Myself refers to the individual speaker or writer as the subject, emphasizing one's own identity, personal characteristics, thoughts, feelings, or actions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Myself

    i or me in person; -- used for emphasis, my own self or person; as I myself will do it; I have done it myself; -- used also instead of me, as the object of the first person of a reflexive verb, without emphasis; as, I will defend myself

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Myself

    mī-self′, or me-self′, pron. I or me, in person—used for the sake of emphasis and also as the reciprocal of me.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'myself' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #856

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'myself' in Written Corpus Frequency: #544

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of myself in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of myself in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of myself in a Sentence

  1. Charlie Sheen:

    It's a turning point in one's life, i have a responsibility now to better myself and to help a lot of other people, and hopefully with what we're doing today, others will come forward and say, 'Thanks, Charlie.'.

  2. Peter Chin-Hong:

    They might think,' I'm going to identify myself as someone who is frowned on in society : I have sex with men, I have multiple sex partners, or I didn't use protection.' That's what having monkeypox says now, and you can imagine people don't want to say all that.

  3. Republican Rep. Mark Meadows:

    I don't even remember that quote, obviously I distance myself from The Washington Post.

  4. Tim Considine:

    I was thinking, ‘Hey, this is a great success. [Frawley] hasn’t said anything to put anyone off,' i was pretty pleased with myself.

  5. Whoopi Goldberg:

    I will tell you when I saw that interview – oh God, how embarrassing, how humiliating. I kept thinking to myself if I have to go on live TV and explain to the nation why I masturbated on a Zoom call, I think I'd rather go sell avocados under I-95 than get my job back on TV.

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    • A. contagious
    • B. adscripted
    • C. omnifarious
    • D. extroversive

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