[ wuhn-self, wuhnz- ]
/ wʌnˈsɛlf, wʌnz- /


a person's self (used for emphasis or reflexively): One often hurts oneself accidentally.

Words nearby oneself

Idioms for oneself

Also Archaic, one's self.

Origin of oneself

First recorded in 1540–50; shortened form of one's self

Definition for come to (2 of 2)

Origin of come

before 900; Middle English comen, Old English cuman; cognate with Dutch komen, German kommen, Gothic qiman, Old Norse koma, Latin venīre (see avenue), Greek baínein (see basis), Sanskrit gácchati (he) goes Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for come to (1 of 3)

come to

verb (intr)

(adverb or prep. and reflexive) to regain consciousness or return to one's normal state
(adverb) nautical to slow a vessel or bring her to a stop
(preposition) to amount to (a sum of money)your bill comes to four pounds
(preposition) to arrive at (a certain state)what is the world coming to?

British Dictionary definitions for come to (2 of 3)

/ (kʌm) /

verb comes, coming, came or come (mainly intr)


an exclamation expressing annoyance, irritation, etccome now!; come come!

noun taboo, slang


Word Origin for come

Old English cuman; related to Old Norse koma, Gothic qiman, Old High German queman to come, Sanskrit gámati he goes

British Dictionary definitions for come to (3 of 3)

/ (wʌnˈsɛlf) /


  1. the reflexive form of one (def. 20), one (def. 21)
  2. (intensifier)one doesn't do that oneself
(preceded by a copula) one's normal or usual selfone doesn't feel oneself after such an experience
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Idioms and Phrases with come to (1 of 3)

come to


Recover consciousness, as in She fainted but quickly came to. [Second half of 1500s]


Arrive at, learn, as in I came to see that Tom had been right all along. [c. 1700]


See amount to, def. 2.


See when it comes to.


Stop a sailboat or other vessel by bringing the bow into the wind or dropping anchor, as in “The gale having gone over, we came to” (Richard Dana, Two Years Before the Mast, 1840). [Early 1700s] Also see the subsequent entries beginning with come to.

Idioms and Phrases with come to (2 of 3)


Idioms and Phrases with come to (3 of 3)


see avail (oneself) of; be oneself; beside oneself; burn (oneself) out; by oneself; cover one's ass (oneself); crank (oneself) up; do oneself in; excuse me (oneself); exert oneself; explain oneself; express oneself; fall all over (oneself); feel like oneself; find oneself; flatter oneself; fling oneself at; forget oneself; full of oneself; get a grip on (oneself); give a good account of oneself; give of oneself; give (oneself) away; give oneself up; have oneself; hear oneself think; help oneself; keep to oneself; kick oneself; knock oneself out; law unto oneself; lay (oneself) open; leave (oneself) open; let (oneself) go; live with (oneself); lose oneself in; make a laughingstock of oneself; make a name for oneself; make an exhibition of oneself; make a nuisance of oneself; make a pig of oneself; make oneself at home; make oneself scarce; not oneself; paint oneself into a corner; plume oneself; pride oneself on; pull oneself together; pull oneself up; put oneself out; relieve oneself; repeat oneself; shift for oneself; shoot oneself in the foot; spread oneself too thin; suit oneself; sure of oneself; take it upon oneself; throw oneself at; tie oneself in knots; trouble one's head (oneself) about.

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