Meaning of ITSELF in English


/it self"/ , pron.

1. a reflexive form of it: The battery recharges itself.

2. an emphatic appositive of it, which, that, this , or a noun: which itself is also true; Even without flowers, the bowl itself is beautiful.

3. (used as the object of a preposition or as the direct or indirect object of a verb): The chameleon's ability to change color is a protection for itself.

4. its normal or customary self: After much tender care, the puppy was soon itself again.

[ bef. 1000; ME; OE hit self. See IT 1 , SELF ]

Usage . See myself .

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .