- an emphatic appositive of her or she: She herself wrote the letter.
- a reflexive form of her: She supports herself.
- (used in absolute constructions): Herself still only a child, she had to take care of her four younger brothers and sisters.
- (used as the object of a preposition or as the direct or indirect object of a verb): She gave herself a facial massage. He asked her for a picture of herself.
- (used in comparisons after as or than): She found out that the others were even more nervous than herself.
- her normal or customary self: After a few weeks of rest, she will be herself again.
- the reflexive form of she or her
- (intensifier)the queen herself signed the letter
- (preceded by a copula) her normal or usual selfshe looks herself again after the operation
- Irish and Scot the wife or woman of the houseis herself at home?