• Running antelope. Personal totem
    Running antelope. Personal totem
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj personal particular to a given individual
    • adj personal concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality "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"
    • adj personal intimately concerning a person's body or physical being "personal hygiene"
    • adj personal indicating grammatical person "personal verb endings"
    • adj personal of or arising from personality "personal magnetism"
    • n personal a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

persons in bed wearing respirators persons in bed wearing respirators
A person walks towards the hermit's dwelling A person walks towards the hermit's dwelling
A person is being carried in a sedan chair A person is being carried in a sedan chair

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every day, the average person swallows about a quart of snot
    • n Personal (Law) A movable; a chattel.
    • Personal (Gram) Denoting person; as, a personal pronoun.
    • Personal Done in person; without the intervention of another. "Personal communication.""The immediate and personal speaking of God."
    • Personal Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals; peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or general; as, personal comfort; personal desire. "The words are conditional, -- If thou doest well, -- and so personal to Cain."
    • Personal Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things. "Every man so termed by way of personal difference."
    • Personal Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance; corporeal; as, personal charms.
    • Personal Relating to an individual, his character, conduct, motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive manner; as, personal reflections or remarks.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On average, a person will spend about five years eating during their lifetime
    • personal Pertaining to a person or self-conscious being as distinct or distinguihshed from a thing; having personality, or the character of a person; self-conscious; belonging to men and women, or to superhuman intelligences, and not to animals or things: as, a personal God; the personal object of a verb.
    • personal Pertaining, relating, or peculiar to a person or self-consciious individual as distinct or distinguished from others or from the community; individual: as, not a public but a personal matter; personal interests; personal property, etc.
    • personal Proper or directly applicable to a specific person or individual, or to his character, conduct, etc.; pointed, directed, or specifically applicable or applied, especially in a disparaging or offensive sense or manner, to some particular individual (either one's self or another): as, a personal paragraph; personal abuse; personal remarkes.
    • personal Relating to one's self, or one's own experiences: as, personal reminiscences.
    • personal Done, effected, or made in person, and not by deputy or representative: as, a personal appearance; a personal interview; personal service of a summons; personal application is necessary.
    • personal Persent in person.
    • personal Of or pertaining to the person or bodily form; belonging to the face or figure; corporeal: as personal beauty.
    • personal In grammar, denoting or pointing to the person; expressing the distinctions of the three persons: as, a personal pronoun; a personal verb.
    • personal An action for the recovery of money or specific chattles.
    • personal Any action other than one for the recovery of land.
    • personal Originally called personal because the remedy for deprivation was to recover damages enforceable against the person of the defendant. In the law of England the distinction between real and personal property is very nearly the same as the distinction between heritable and movable property in the law of Scotland.
    • personal Those who succeed to property and rights by virtue of a personal relation, or as deemed to represent in law the person.
    • personal In the law of real property, such a servitude as has not been constituted for the advantage of the estate, but has been granted on another's estate, only for the use of a person.
    • n personal In law, any movable thing, either living or dead; a movable.
    • n personal A short notice or paragraph in a newspaper referring to some person or persons.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average, a person has two million sweat glands
    • adj Personal belonging to a person: having the nature or quality of a person: peculiar to a person or to his private concerns: pertaining to the external appearance: done in person: relating to one's own self: applied offensively to one's character:
    • adj Personal (gram.) denoting the person
    • ***


  • Persian Proverb
    Persian Proverb
    “There are four things every person has more of than they know; sins, debt, years, and foes.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “A person hears only what they understand.”
  • Margaret Anderson
    Margaret Anderson
    “In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person.”
  • Emmet Fox
    Emmet Fox
    “If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.”
  • Mae West
    “I never loved another person the way I loved myself.”
  • William Hazlitt
    “No truly great person ever thought themselves so.”


People person - Someone who enjoys interacting with people as part of their job


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. personalis,: cf. F. personnel,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. persōna, a player's mask, perh. from persŏnāre, -ātumper, through, sonāre, to sound.


In literature:

Will you please write to some careful person there?
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
But persons unacquainted with commercial business, especially young persons, may not know how the bank in Philadelphia is to be repaid.
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
Six months ago, he had been a very wonderful person to her.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
For whatever is done by a person when his reason hath been disturbed can scarcely be said to be that person's deliberate act.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Conversation and description of persons, places, and objects may be included to advantage in these personal narratives.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
It is connected with personalities, above all with one transcendent personality, that of Jesus.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
And these are men and things, which we have been reproved for condemning, because evidence was wanting both as to fact and person!
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
They are masters, too, of their own persons, and consequently may govern them as they please.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
I did consider his last appointments to office as personally unkind.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Manners, in fact, are minor morals; and a rude person is often assumed to be a bad person.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
He knows only "women," and thus he sins against personality and the love which is the outcome of personality.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
In August, 1696, they killed or took prisoners fifteen persons at Billerica, burning many houses.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
This being divided into two parts, loaded two persons; and the flesh parts were as much as four persons could carry.
"Western Scenes and Reminiscences" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Napoleon came in holding Marie-Louise by the hand, and he pointed out each person to her by name as he drew near.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
Personal distribution is the actual apportioning of income to living persons.
"The Principles of Economics" by Frank A. Fetter
Our flotilla here broke up, and the persons who had formed its floating community separated, each to pursue his several way, and separate views.
"The Indian in his Wigwam" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
Moreover, such knowledge of persons is as solid as it is important.
"The Meaning of Faith" by Harry Emerson Fosdick
He saw him, and was satisfied that Dr. Jessop was just the person he hoped to find.
"Roger Kyffin's Ward" by W.H.G. Kingston
They are however bound to observe attentions which are not practised by persons in office.
"The Gentleman and Lady's Book of Politeness and Propriety of Deportment, Dedicated to the Youth of Both Sexes" by Elisabeth Celnart
Personally, he was the most temperate of men.
"The Drunkard" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

In poetry:

Her face with thousand beauties bless'd,
Her mind with thousand virtues stored,
Her power with boundless joy confess'd,
Her person only not adored.
"An Ode - Presented To The King, On His Majesty's Arrival In Holland, After The Queen's Death" by Matthew Prior
Salute each person with a cheerful air,
With courtesy to thy superiors bow,
Authority, and hoary age revere,
And due submission to thy betters show.
"Advice, To Have One's Conversation and Demeanour Always According To The Rules Of The Gospel" by Rees Prichard
E'en sorrow for another's woe
Our BERNARD failed to quell;
Though by this special form of blow
No person ever suffered so,
Or bore his grief so well.
"A Worm Will Turn" by William Schwenck Gilbert
A certain person came to the Friend's door
and knocked.
"Who's there?"
"It's me."
The Friend answered, "Go away. There's no place
for raw meat at this table."
"Two Friends" by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
There was an Old Person of Cheadle,
Who was put in the stocks by the beadle
For stealing some pigs,
Some coats, and some wigs,
That horrible person of Cheadle.
"Limerick:There was an Old Person of Cheadle" by Edward Lear
I likewise must to ev'ry person do,
Whatever I cou'd from my heart require
That he shou'd do to me, and to him show
No stricter measures, than I shou'd desire:
"The Ten Commandments " by Rees Prichard

In news:

A black person who was not a slave was counted by the Census as three-fifths of a person.
Many years ago, I remember hearing that if you love someone, you should let the person know (because you never know when something can happen and you'll never see the person again).
One lucky person will soon be driving around in a 2012 Bristol Motor Speedway pace car , but first that person has to win the Sharky 500.
Officials from the Stockbridge-based Hwy 138 Package Store say choosing the right wine is a personal choice, that varies from one person, to the next.
If there is one person in the history of Wayne County education who has achieved a combination of folkloric heroism and sainthood, that person is professor John B Eberly who founded Smithville High School in 1865.
What a shame to lose the services of such a brilliant person over such a personal episode.
CBS' "Person to Person" profiled New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his family on Friday night's episode.
Drew and Brittany Brees on CBS' Person to Person.
"Person to Person": Inside the lives and homes of today's newsmakers.
Personal cell phone information not so personal anymore .
The search is on for the person or persons who started a fire at an apartment complex on the 6500 block of Trigo Road in Isla Vista.
Together, they struggle with the moral dilemma of whether the events of one person's life are fair game for use in another person's art .
A recent political cartoon appearing in The Enterprise shows a black person and a white person voting for Abraham Lincoln.
However, this past week, I've come into work an EXTREMELY happy person every day and I've left work an even happier person.
A helpful section of the book is deciding a person's personal lunch style.

In science:

Trott, personal communication ). I hope that geometrical approach will also help in this much more difficult problem.
Random triangle problem: geometrical approach
Hence, users have a choice selecting among different (yet closely related) approaches, singling out that particular formalism best suited for a specific purpose, or choosing a method based on a user’s personal preference (e.g., because he/she understands that particular approach best).
QUIP - A Tool for Computing Nonmonotonic Reasoning Tasks
The only condition imposed on the transfer of letter was that, the letter should be given to the person whom the sender knows by first name.
Random spread on the family of small-world networks
When that shell is small compared to the separation |~x′ − ~xA | between the person and the nearest test mass A, the double gradients in Eq. (A5) are nearly equal, and momentum conservation as embodied in Eq. (A3) guarantees that the two terms in (A5) (the person noise and the floor & ground noise) will nearly cancel.
Human Gravity-Gradient Noise in Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Detectors
In terms of interaction range, the channel (i) is basically a short-range interaction in the (not necessarily spatial) sense that most of the persons that you know personally belong to the same segment of society while channel (ii) and also to some extent channel (iii) are “long range” interactions.
"Thermometers" of Speculative Frenzy
The employment income data is the sample survey for the salary persons working in the private enterprises, and does not contain the public servants and the persons with daily wages.
Universal Structure of the Personal Income Distribution
Though these models does not intend to explain the personal income distribution, to investigate the applicability of these models to the personal income is an interesting problem.
Universal Structure of the Personal Income Distribution
Speed of light is same for the person on the train, as well as the person on the ground.
Special Relativity for the School Going Child
In Sections “Personalizing by contacts” and “Personalizing by tags” we present the two approaches to personalize search results for an individual user by filtering b y contacts and filtering by tags respectively.
Personalizing Image Search Results on Flickr
Maguire, “Cognitive radio: Making sof tware radios more personal,” IEEE Personal Commun.
Theoretical Limits on Time Delay Estimation for Ultra-Wideband Cognitive Radios
To make the discussion concrete, assume the advertiser sends a single ad at a time and that after a person is sent an ad the advertiser receives a binary response indicating if that person is in the target group (i.e. likes snowboarding).
Interactive Submodular Set Cover
You also want to be able to say that an article is of interest to a person because of its proximity to that person.
Finding Your Literature Match -- A Recommender System
Placing persons in this document space can be used in essentially two different ways: use this information to provide personalized recommendations or use usage patterns (“reads”) of expert users as proxies for making recommendations to other users (“collaborative filtering”).
Finding Your Literature Match -- A Recommender System
Social tagging based person recommender systems (e. g. ), in general, recommend persons according to similar tagging behavior.
Interest-Based vs. Social Person-Recommenders in Social Networking Platforms
Classic CF belongs to a class of recommending approaches that use explicit ratings of items (for item recommendation) or of persons (for person recommendation), whereas social tagging based approaches belong to a class of methods that use implicit methods.
Interest-Based vs. Social Person-Recommenders in Social Networking Platforms