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. Pertaining to or done by a particular person.
  18. Characteristic of human beings.
  19. 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.
  20. Movable property. Personal estate, things belonging to the person, as distinguished from real estate in land and houses.
  21. 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.

Quotes of personal

  1. Terri's death brings to a close a very tragic, human and personal event that has left everyone with a feeling of emptiness, regardless of what side of the issue you may have been on. – Bob Beauprez
  2. A big part of what I wanted to do with this character was go from when I was a boy and try and develop into a man, really try and play him as a man who is on this search, on a journey of personal spiritual, political, social discovery. – Orlando Bloom
  3. People care about my personal life. But really I'm dorky! I drink beer and go to football games. And ya know, sit in my house in a t -shirt on the weekends and play with my dog! – Sophia Bush
  4. My marriage to my husband, Bart Conner in 1996 is my proudest personal moment. – Nadia Comaneci
  5. But it's also because of something personal My mother and father met while playing chess, so I've always had a fondness for the game. If it weren't for chess, I might not be here. – Dorothy Dunnett
  6. There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament. – Henry Van Dyke
  7. One of the things I love about acting is that it reveals a certain something about yourself, but it doesn't reveal your own personal story. – Jessica Lange
  8. What I try to impart to a musician is to really try to practice the instrument in a really sincere way. Learn as much about music as you possibly can. Learn composition. Study to try to create compositions of your own and put your own personal touch on your music. – Roscoe Mitchell
  9. I've been very blessed in my personal life and in my career and I have never been ungrateful for what I have. – Mandy Patinkin
  10. Requiring military hospitals to perform elective abortions exposes the physicians, the nurses, the military personnel to move against their own personal convictions of life in many cases. – Rick Renzi
  11. A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation. – Bertrand Russell
  12. Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else. Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality. – Beverly Sills
  13. It seems to be that southern Europeans are just more intimate socially, whereas I like a lot of personal space- like, a mile from the nearest person is fine for me. – Peter Steele
  14. I would say that American poetry has always been a poetry of personal testimony. – Mark Strand
  15. At our college we were taught a universal approach to find out about a person: what problems the person has, what difficulties, what personal tendencies and likings. – Markus Wolf

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. For if you lose it, the war and your personal self are lost. – A Minstrel In France by Harry Lauder
  3. 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
  4. They exchanged personal information. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  5. 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
  6. In these matters each can only speak from personal experience. – Lotus Buds by Amy Carmichael
  7. A sudden personal interest added itself to the scene. – The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle
  8. He had made this funeral a personal matter. – The New Book Of Martyrs by Georges Duhamel
  9. The personal evidence of Jesus Christ himself. – Addresses by Phillips Brooks
  10. Perhaps you will think, he observed, that I am asking too many personal questions for a new acquaintance, but, after all, I must know you, must I not? – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  11. Bobby could not understand that there was nothing personal in this. – The Adventures of Bobby Orde by Stewart Edward White
  12. 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
  13. " My own personal acquaintance with the familiar 'Fred. – My Life as an Author by Martin Farquhar Tupper
  14. They saw him, their eyes following him quickly, each man with his own personal interest. – Wolf Breed by Jackson Gregory
  15. Neither is any personal responsibility accepted for the views that any of them may express. – Mount Music by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
  16. But I had another and more personal reason. – Dark Lady of the Sonnets by George Bernard Shaw
  17. For Aunt Cecilia was personal you see, to a degree. – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. It is a personal matter. – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train