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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Personal  \Per"son*al\,  a.  [L.  personalis:  cf  F.  personnel.] 
  1.  Pertaining  to  human  beings  as  distinct  from  things 
 
  Every  man  so  termed  by  way  of  personal  difference. 
  --Hooker. 
 
  2.  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.  --Locke. 
 
  3.  Pertaining  to  the  external  or  bodily  appearance; 
  corporeal;  as  personal  charms.  --Addison. 
 
  4.  Done  in  person;  without  the  intervention  of  another. 
  ``Personal  communication.''  --Fabyan. 
 
  The  immediate  and  personal  speaking  of  God.  --White. 
 
  5.  Relating  to  an  individual,  his  character,  conduct, 
  motives,  or  private  affairs,  in  an  invidious  and  offensive 
  manner;  as  personal  reflections  or  remarks. 
 
  6.  (Gram.)  Denoting  person;  as  a  personal  pronoun. 
 
  {Personal  action}  (Law),  a  suit  or  action  by  which  a  man 
  claims  a  debt  or  personal  duty,  or  damages  in  lieu  of  it 
  or  wherein  he  claims  satisfaction  in  damages  for  an  injury 
  to  his  person  or  property,  or  the  specific  recovery  of 
  goods  or  chattels;  --  opposed  to  real  action 
 
  {Personal  equation}.  (Astron.)  See  under  {Equation}. 
 
  {Personal  estate}  or  {property}  (Law),  movables;  chattels;  -- 
  opposed  to  real  estate  or  property.  It  usually  consists  of 
  things  temporary  and  movable,  including  all  subjects  of 
  property  not  of  a  freehold  nature. 
 
  {Personal  identity}  (Metaph.),  the  persistent  and  continuous 
  unity  of  the  individual  person,  which  is  attested  by 
  consciousness. 
 
  {Personal  pronoun}  (Gram.),  one  of  the  pronouns  {I},  {thou}, 
  {he},  {she},  {it},  and  their  plurals. 
 
  {Personal  representatives}  (Law),  the  executors  or 
  administrators  of  a  person  deceased. 
 
  {Personal  rights},  rights  appertaining  to  the  person;  as  the 
  rights  of  a  personal  security,  personal  liberty,  and 
  private  property. 
 
  {Personal  tithes}.  See  under  {Tithe}. 
 
  {Personal  verb}  (Gram.),  a  verb  which  is  modified  or 
  inflected  to  correspond  with  the  three  persons. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thou  \Thou\,  v.  t. 
  To  address  as  thou,  esp.  to  do  so  in  order  to  treat  with 
  insolent  familiarity  or  contempt. 
 
  If  thou  thouest  him  some  thrice,  it  shall  not  be  amiss. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thou  \Thou\,  pron.  [Sing.:  nom.  {Thou};  poss.  {Thy}or  {Thine}; 
  obj.  {Thee}.  Pl.:  nom.  {You};  poss.  {Your}or  {Yours};  obj. 
  {You}.]  [OE.  thou,  [thorn]u,  AS  [eth][=u],  [eth]u;  akin  to 
  OS  &  OFries  thu,  G.,  Dan.  &  Sw  du  Icel.  [thorn][=u], 
  Goth.  [thorn]u,  Russ.  tui,  Ir  &  Gael.  tu  W.  ti  L.  tu  Gr 
  sy`,  Dor.  ty`,  Skr.  tvam.  [root]185.  Cf  {Thee},  {Thine},  {Te 
  Deum}.] 
  The  second  personal  pronoun,  in  the  singular  number,  denoting 
  the  person  addressed;  thyself;  the  pronoun  which  is  used  in 
  addressing  persons  in  the  solemn  or  poetical  style. 
 
  Art  thou  he  that  should  come?  --Matt.  xi  3. 
 
  Note:  ``In  Old  English,  generally,  thou  is  the  language  of  a 
  lord  to  a  servant,  of  an  equal  to  an  equal,  and 
  expresses  also  companionship,  love,  permission, 
  defiance,  scorn,  threatening:  whilst  ye  is  the  language 
  of  a  servant  to  a  lord,  and  of  compliment,  and  further 
  expresses  honor,  submission,  or  entreaty.''  --Skeat. 
 
  Note:  Thou  is  now  sometimes  used  by  the  Friends,  or  Quakers, 
  in  familiar  discourse,  though  most  of  them  corruptly 
  say  thee  instead  of  thou. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thou  \Thou\,  v.  i. 
  To  use  the  words  thou  and  thee  in  discourse  after  the  manner 
  of  the  Friends.  [R.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  thou 
  n  :  the  cardinal  number  that  is  the  product  of  10  and  100  [syn: 
  {thousand},  {one  thousand},  {1000},  {M},  {K},  {chiliad}, 
  {G},  {grand},  {yard}] 




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