Pronunciation: (him-self'; medially often im-self'), [key]
1. an emphatic appositive of him or he: He himself spoke to the men.
2. a reflexive form of him: He cut himself.
3. (used in absolute constructions): Himself the soul of honor, he included many rascals among his intimates.
4. (used as the object of a preposition or as the direct or indirect object of a verb): The old car had room only for himself and three others.
5. (used in comparisons after as or than): His wife is as stingy as himself.
6. his normal or customary self: He is himself again.
7. Irish Eng.a man of importance, esp. the master of the house: Himself will be wanting an early dinner.

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