- an emphatic appositive of him or he1: He himself spoke to the men.
- a reflexive form of him: He cut himself.
- (used in absolute constructions): Himself the soul of honor, he included many rascals among his intimates.
- (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.
- (used in comparisons after as or than): His wife is as stingy as himself.
- his normal or customary self: He is himself again.
- Irish English. a man of importance, especially the master of the house: Himself will be wanting an early dinner.
- the reflexive form of he or him
- (intensifier)the king himself waved to me
- (preceded by a copula) his normal or usual selfhe seems himself once more
- Irish and Scot the man of the househow is himself?