[ pur-suh-nl ]
/ ˈpɜr sə nl /
of, relating to, or coming as from a particular person; individual; private: a personal opinion.
relating to, directed to, or intended for a particular person: a personal favor; one's personal life; a letter marked “Personal.”
intended for use by one person: a personal car.
referring or directed to a particular person in a disparaging or offensive sense or manner, usually involving character, behavior, appearance, etc.: personal remarks.
making personal remarks or attacks: to become personal in a dispute.
done, carried out, held, etc., in person: a personal interview.
pertaining to or characteristic of a person or self-conscious being: That is my personal belief.
of the nature of an individual rational being.
pertaining to the body, clothing, or appearance: personal cleanliness.
provided for one's discretionary use: Employees are allowed 15 vacation days and two personal days.
Law. of or relating to personal property: personal interests.
- a short news paragraph in a newspaper concerning a particular person, as one who is socially prominent, or a group of particular persons who are socially prominent.
- a brief, private notice in a newspaper or magazine, often addressed to a particular person, and typically bearing an abbreviated salutation and signature to preserve its confidentiality, usually printed in a special part of the classified advertising section.
- Also called personal ad. a similar notice, as in a newspaper or on a website, placed by a person seeking companionship, a spouse, etc.
- Usually personals. a column, page, or section, as of a newspaper, magazine, or website, featuring such notices or items.
Words nearby personal
Origin of personal
OTHER WORDS FROM personal
per·son·al·ness, nounhy·per·per·son·al, adjectivehy·per·per·son·al·ly, adverbmul·ti·per·son·al, adjective
non·per·son·al, adjectivenon·per·son·al·ly, adverbqua·si-per·son·al, adjectivequa·si-per·son·al·ly, adverbsu·per·per·son·al, adjectivesu·per·per·son·al·ly, adverbun·per·son·al, adjectiveun·per·son·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for multi-personal
/ (ˈpɜːsənəl) /
of or relating to the private aspects of a person's lifepersonal letters; a personal question
(prenominal) of or relating to a person's body, its care, or its appearancepersonal hygiene; great personal beauty
belonging to or intended for a particular person and no-one elseas a personal favour; for your personal use
(prenominal) undertaken by an individual himselfa personal appearance by a celebrity
referring to, concerning, or involving a person's individual personality, intimate affairs, etc, esp in an offensive waypersonal remarks; don't be so personal
having the attributes of an individual conscious beinga personal God
of or arising from the personalitypersonal magnetism
of, relating to, or denoting grammatical person
law of or relating to movable property, such as moneyCompare real 1 (def. 8)
law an item of movable property
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