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Definitions of personal

  1. a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
  2. particular to a given individual
  3. 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"
  4. intimately concerning a person's body or physical being; " personal hygiene"
  5. indicating grammatical person; " personal verb endings"
  6. Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.
  7. 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.
  8. Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance; corporeal; as, personal charms.
  9. Done in person; without the intervention of another.
  10. Relating to an individual, his character, conduct, motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive manner; as, personal reflections or remarks.
  11. Denoting person; as, a personal pronoun.
  12. A movable; a chattel.
  13. Relating to an individual and his private affairs; pertaining to looks; done by oneself; relating to one's character or conduct; movable.
  14. Personally.
  15. Belonging to a person: peculiar to a person or his private concerns: pertaining to the external appearance: done in person: applying offensively to one's character: ( gram.) denoting the person.
  16. Belonging, or relating, to a person; done in person; bodily; movable, as property.
  17. Characteristic of human beings.
  18. Belonging to a person, not a thing; relating, affecting, peculiar to, or applicable to a person; pertaining to the external appearance; done in person; denoting the person.
  19. Pert. to men or women, not to things; peculiar or proper to him or to her; applying directly to one's character or conduct; exterior; in gram., denoting the three persons of the verb; movable, not real.

Usage examples for personal

  1. You've given me some personal information; I'll give you some in return. – The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett
  2. The personal evidence of Jesus Christ himself. – Addresses by Phillips Brooks
  3. A sudden personal interest added itself to the scene. – The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle
  4. " My own personal acquaintance with the familiar 'Fred. – My Life as an Author by Martin Farquhar Tupper
  5. For Aunt Cecilia was personal, you see, to a degree. – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  6. In these matters each can only speak from personal experience. – Lotus Buds by Amy Carmichael
  7. I do not know now how much was personal spite on my part and how far I was right. – Perpetual Light by William Rose Benet
  8. Every investigator's work was a matter of personal interest to him and he talked 'research' all the day long, though too tired to dream of it at night. – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  9. They exchanged personal information. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  10. For if you lose it, the war and your personal self are lost. – A Minstrel In France by Harry Lauder
  11. It is a personal matter. – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train
  12. But I had another and more personal reason. – Dark Lady of the Sonnets by George Bernard Shaw
  13. Bobby could not understand that there was nothing personal in this. – The Adventures of Bobby Orde by Stewart Edward White
  14. Neither is any personal responsibility accepted for the views that any of them may express. – Mount Music by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
  15. She had struck him then as being very pretty, but he did not think so now, and, of course, in every other respect but personal appearance she could not be compared with her sister. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  16. All that- particularly when you talk of the woman by her Christian name- sounds very much- why, it sounds almost as though you made a personal friend of the girl, Gladdie! – A Bride from the Bush by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  17. I should imagine that his quarrel with Major Delahaye was a personal one, and had no bearing upon the child. – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
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