him·self /(h)ɪmˈsɛlf, ||ˈsɛf/
1. An emphasized form of the third person masculine pronoun; -- used as a subject usually with he; as, he himself will bear the blame; used alone in the predicate, either in the nominative or objective case; as, it is himself who saved himself.
But he himself returned from the quarries. --Judges iii. 19.
David hid himself in the field. --1 Sam. xx. 24.
The Lord himself shall give you a sign. --Is. vii. 14.
Who gave himself for us, that he might . . . purify unto himself a peculiar people. --Titus ii. 14.
With shame remembers, while himself was one
Of the same herd, himself the same had done. --Denham.
Note: ☞ Himself was formerly used instead of itself. See Note under Him.
It comprehendeth in himself all good. --Chaucer.
2. One's true or real character; one's natural temper and disposition; the state of being in one's right or sane mind (after unconsciousness, passion, delirium, or abasement); as, the man has come to himself.
By himself, alone; unaccompanied; apart; sequestered; as, he sits or studies by himself.
To leave one to himself, to withdraw from him; to let him take his own course.
Him·self Him·selve, Him·selv·en (░), pron. pl. Themselves. See Hemself. [Obs.]