myself Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “myself” in the English Dictionary

"myself" in British English

See all translations

myselfpronoun

uk   us   /maɪˈself/
A2 used when the ​subject of the ​verb is "I" and the ​object is the same ​person: I ​bought myself a new ​coat. I ​caughtsight of myself in the ​mirror. Yes, I ​thought to myself, it's ​time to take a ​holiday.B2 used to ​emphasize "I" as the ​subject of a ​sentence: I myself don't like a ​heavymeal at ​lunchtime. I don't like a ​heavymeal at ​lunchtime myself. used ​instead of "I" or "me": My ​husband and myself were ​delighted with the ​gift. They very ​kindlyinvited my ​sister and myself to the ​inauguration.(all) by myself alone or without ​help from anyone ​else: I ​live by myself . I had to do the ​wholejob all by myself .(all) to myself for my use only: I never get an ​hour to myself.not be/seem/feel myself not to be, ​seem, or ​feel as ​happy or as ​healthy as ​usual: I went to ​see the ​doctor because I haven't been ​feeling myself ​lately.in myself UK informal used when ​describingyourstate of ​mind when you are ​physicallyill: I'm well enough in myself (= ​happy) - I've just got this ​naggingheadache.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of myself from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"myself" in American English

See all translations

myselfpronoun

 us   /mɑɪˈself/
the ​personspeaking; the ​reflexiveform of I: I ​found myself ​addressing a ​tallelegant man in his mid-forties. Myself is sometimes used to ​emphasize I as the ​subject of a ​sentence: I myself ​prefer to ​skiplunch. Myself is sometimes used ​instead of I or me: They very ​kindlyinvited my ​sister and myself to the ​party. I ​live by myself (= ​alone) in a ​smallapartment in Brooklyn. I had to do the ​wholejob (all) by myself (= ​alone and without ​help from anyone). I just need some ​time to myself (= for my own use).
(Definition of myself from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of myself?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

hipster

someone who is very influenced by the most recent ideas and fashions

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More