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PERSONAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does personal mean? 

PERSONAL (noun)
  The noun PERSONAL has 1 sense:

1. a short newspaper article about a particular person or group

  Familiarity information: PERSONAL used as a noun is very rare.


PERSONAL (adjective)
  The adjective PERSONAL has 5 senses:

1. concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
2. particular to a given individual
3. of or arising from personality
4. intimately concerning a person's body or physical being
5. indicating grammatical person

  Familiarity information: PERSONAL used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


PERSONAL (noun)


Sense 1personal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A short newspaper article about a particular person or group

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("personal" is a kind of...):

news article; news story; newspaper article (an article reporting news)


PERSONAL (adjective)


Sense 1personal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality

Context examples:

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

Similar:

private (concerning things deeply private and personal)

person-to-person (involving direct communication or contact between persons or parties)

personalized (pointedly referring to or concerning a person's individual personality or intimate affairs especially offensively)

ain; own (belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself); preceded by a possessive)

in the flesh; in-person (an appearance carried out personally in someone else's physical presence)

individualised; individualized; personalised; personalized (made for or directed or adjusted to a particular individual)

individual; private (concerning one person exclusively)

face-to-face (in each other's presence)

ad hominem (appealing to personal considerations (rather than to fact or reason))

Also:

private (confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy)

Antonym:

impersonal (not relating to or responsive to individual persons)


Sense 2personal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Particular to a given individual

Similar:

subjective (taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias)


Sense 3personal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or arising from personality

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

personal magnetism

Pertainym:

personality (the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual)


Sense 4personal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Intimately concerning a person's body or physical being

Context example:

personal hygiene

Similar:

physical (involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit)


Sense 5personal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Indicating grammatical person

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

personal verb endings

Pertainym:

person (a grammatical category of pronouns and verb forms)


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