What does personal mean?

Definitions for personal
ˈpɜr sə nlper·son·al

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word personal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. personaladjective

    a short newspaper article about a particular person or group

  2. personaladjective

    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. personaladjective

    particular to a given individual

  4. personaladjective

    of or arising from personality

    "personal magnetism"

  5. personaladjective

    intimately concerning a person's body or physical being

    "personal hygiene"

  6. personaladjective

    indicating grammatical person

    "personal verb endings"

Wiktionary

  1. personalnoun

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

  2. personalnoun

    A movable; a chattel.

  3. personaladjective

    Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.

  4. personaladjective

    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. personaladjective

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

  6. personaladjective

    Done in person; without the intervention of another.

  7. personaladjective

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

  8. personaladjective

    Denoting person; as, a personal pronoun.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Personaladjective

    Etymology: personel, Fr. personalis, Lat.

    Every man so termed by way of personal difference only. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 13.

    For my part,
    I know no personal cause to spurn at him;
    But for the general. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.

    It could not mean, that Cain as elder had a natural dominion over Abel, for the words are conditional; if thou doest well, and so personal to Cain. John Locke.

    Publick reproofs of sin are general, though by this they lose a great deal of their effect; but in private conversations the application may be more personal, and the proofs when so directed come home. John Rogers.

    The fav’rites that the absent king
    In deputation left,
    When he was personal in the Irish war. William Shakespeare.

    This heroick constancy determined him to desire in marriage a princess, whose personal charms were now become the least part of her character. Addison.

    This sin of kind not personal
    But real and hereditary was. Davies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Personaladjective

    pertaining to human beings as distinct from things

  2. Personaladjective

    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. Personaladjective

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

  4. Personaladjective

    done in person; without the intervention of another

  5. Personaladjective

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

  6. Personaladjective

    denoting person; as, a personal pronoun

  7. Personalnoun

    a movable; a chattel

  8. Etymology: [L. personalis: cf. F. personnel.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. personal

    Relating or specific to a person or human being.

    The personal assistant was so efficient, helpful and organized.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of personal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of personal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of personal in a Sentence

  1. Justin Paperny:

    There will certainly be some prisoners who will be enamored by his status, being the former personal lawyer to the president of the United States.

  2. Gong Xunhui:

    I want to use my personal experience to tell other ALS patients that, although we suffer from this incurable disease, there is still much we can do to enrich our lives.

  3. Tim Kaine:

    In Virginia we have a very personal feeling about the queen because she came to Virginia as a young monarch in 1957 to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement, she came back with Prince Philip in 2007 when I was governor, so my wife and I hosted her at the governor's mansion, traveled with her and Prince Philip to Jamestown.

  4. Joe Tsai:

    So Kyrie talks about it as a sort of personal choice issue, which I respect, but we all need to not forget that our goal. What is our goal this year? What’s our purpose this year? It’s very, very clear: Win a championship. And the championship team needs to have everybody pulling the same direction.

  5. Trey Gowdy:

    This confirms doubts about the completeness of Clinton's self-selected public record and raises serious questions about her decision to erase her personal server -- especially before it could be analyzed by an independent, neutral third party arbiter, this has implications far beyond Libya, Benghazi and our committee's work. This conclusively shows her email arrangement with herself, which was then vetted by her own lawyers, has resulted in an incomplete public record.

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