AskDefine | Define personal

Dictionary Definition

personal adj
1 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" [ant: impersonal]
2 particular to a given individual
3 of or arising from personality; "personal magnetism"
4 intimately concerning a person's body or physical being; "personal hygiene"
5 indicating grammatical person; "personal verb endings" n : a short newspaper article about a particular person or group

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From personel (modern: personnel).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) /ˈpɜ:.sən.əl/, /"p3:.s@n.@l/
  • (US)

Extensive Definition

Personal means "of or pertaining to a person, or belonging to a person in some way", for example:
Personal may also refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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