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Meaning of PERSONAL

Pronunciation:  'pursunl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
  2. [adj]  particular to a given individual
  3. [adj]  concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality; "a personal favor"; "for your personal use"; "personal papers"; "I have something personal to tell you"; "a personal God"; "he has his personal bank account and she has hers"
  4. [adj]  intimately concerning a person's body or physical being; "personal hygiene"
  5. [adj]  indicating grammatical person; "personal verb endings"
  6. [adj]  of or arising from personality; "personal magnetism"

PERSONAL is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: ad hominem, ain, face-to-face, in person(p), in the flesh(p), individual(a), individualised, individualized, in-person(a), intimate, of her own, of his own, of my own, of one's own, of our own, of their own, of your own, own(a), personalised, personalized, person-to-person, physical, private, subjective
 Antonyms: impersonal
 See Also: news article, news story, newspaper article



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Per"son*al\, a. [L. personalis: cf. F. personnel.]
    1. Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.
             Every man so termed by way of personal difference.
    2. Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or
       affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals;
       peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or
       general; as, personal comfort; personal desire.
             The words are conditional, -- If thou doest well, --
             and so personal to Cain.              --Locke.
    3. Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance;
       corporeal; as, personal charms. --Addison.
    4. Done in person; without the intervention of another.
       ``Personal communication.'' --Fabyan.
             The immediate and personal speaking of God. --White.
    5. Relating to an individual, his character, conduct,
       motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive
       manner; as, personal reflections or remarks.
    6. (Gram.) Denoting person; as, a personal pronoun.
    {Personal action} (Law), a suit or action by which a man
       claims a debt or personal duty, or damages in lieu of it;
       or wherein he claims satisfaction in damages for an injury
       to his person or property, or the specific recovery of
       goods or chattels; -- opposed to real action.
    {Personal equation}. (Astron.) See under {Equation}.
    {Personal estate} or {property} (Law), movables; chattels; --
       opposed to real estate or property. It usually consists of
       things temporary and movable, including all subjects of
       property not of a freehold nature.
    {Personal identity} (Metaph.), the persistent and continuous
       unity of the individual person, which is attested by
    {Personal pronoun} (Gram.), one of the pronouns {I}, {thou},
       {he}, {she}, {it}, and their plurals.
    {Personal representatives} (Law), the executors or
       administrators of a person deceased.
    {Personal rights}, rights appertaining to the person; as, the
       rights of a personal security, personal liberty, and
       private property.
    {Personal tithes}. See under {Tithe}.
    {Personal verb} (Gram.), a verb which is modified or
       inflected to correspond with the three persons.
  2. \Per"son*al\, n. (Law)
    A movable; a chattel.
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