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Meaning of “self” in the English Dictionary

"self" in British English

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selfnoun

uk   /self/ us   /self/
  • self noun (PERSONALITY)

C1 [C or U] plural selves the set of someone's characteristics, such as personality and ability, that are not physical and make that person different from other people: The hero of the movie finally finds his true self (= discovers what his true personality and feelings are). When I saw them this afternoon they were more like their old/normal selves (= as they were in the past). a sense of self

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self-prefix

uk   /self-/ us   /self-/
(Definition of self from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"self" in American English

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selfnoun [C/U]

us   /self/ plural selves /selvz/
who a person is, including the qualities such as personality and ability that make one person different from another: [C] Now I’m feeling better, and I’m back to my old self again. [U] I still assert the validity of self over social convention.
(Definition of self from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"self-" in Business English

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self-prefix

uk   us  
used to form words that describe something or someone as doing something themselves: a self-winding watch a self-catering holiday self-build homes

selfnoun [U]

uk   /self/ us   plural selves /selvz/ formal BANKING, INSURANCE
written on cheques, official documents, business letters, etc. to refer to yourself: a cheque written to self Most health plans have a three-tier system of coverage: self only, self and one other person, or self and family.
(Definition of self- from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“self” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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