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Meaning of itself by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -ɛlf


    itself the third person singular, neuter, personal pronoun ( the reflexive form of it, masculine himself, feminine herself, plural: themselves )

    1. ( reflexive ) it; A thing as the object of a verb or preposition that also appears as the subject
      The door closed by itself
    2. ( emphatic ) it; used to intensify the subject, especially to emphasize that it is the only participant in the predicate
      The door itself is quite heavy .

    Derived terms

    • in-itselfness

    See also


    it self

    By Wiktionary ( 2008/03/11 11:27 UTC Version )


    it self

    1. Common misspelling of itself .

Definition of itself by GCIDE Dictionary


  1. itself ( ĭtsĕlf ), pron. The neuter reflexive pronoun of It; as, “the thing is good in itself; it stands by itself.”

    Borrowing of foreigners, in itself, makes not the kingdom rich or poor. Locke.