Meaning of ITSELF in English

ITSELF

transcription, транскрипция: [ it-ˈself, ət-, Southern also ]

-ˈsef pronoun

Date: before 12th century

1. : that identical one — compare it 1; used reflexively

watched the cat giving itself a bath

for emphasis

the letter itself was missing

or in absolute constructions

itself a splendid specimen of classic art, it has been exhibited throughout the world

2. : its normal, healthy, or sane condition

- in itself

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.