Meaning of “personal” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˈpɜːsənəl/
RELATING TO A PERSON [ always before noun ]

B1 relating to or belonging to a particular person:

I can only speak from my own personal experience.
Please ensure you take all personal belongings with you when you leave the train.
This is a personal view and not that of the government.

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B1 relating to the private parts of someone's life, including their relationships and feelings:

He's got a few personal problems at the moment.
She prefers to keep her personal and professional lives separate.
FOR ONE PERSON [ always before noun ]

B1 designed for or used by one person:

a personal computer/tutor
a personal loan/pension

rude about or offensive towards someone:

I know you're upset, but there's no need to get personal (= start making offensive remarks).
BODY [ always before noun ]

relating to your body:

personal hygiene

(Definition of “personal” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)