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per·son·al

 (pûr′sə-nəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a particular person; private: "Like their personal lives, women's history is fragmented, interrupted" (Elizabeth Janeway).
2.
a. Done, made, or performed in person: a personal appearance.
b. Done to or for or directed toward a particular person: a personal favor.
3. Concerning a particular person and his or her private business, interests, or activities; intimate: I have something personal to tell you.
4.
a. Aimed pointedly at the most intimate aspects of a person, especially in a critical or hostile manner: an uncalled-for, highly personal remark.
b. Tending to make remarks, or be unduly questioning, about another's affairs: As the student debate got heated, it got personal.
5. Of or relating to the body or physical being: personal cleanliness.
6. Relating to or having the nature of a person or self-conscious being: belief in a personal God.
7. Law Of or relating to the person: personal property as opposed to real property; personal jurisdiction as opposed to in rem jurisdiction.
8. Grammar Indicating grammatical person.
n.
1. A personal item or notice in a newspaper.
2. personals A column in a newspaper or magazine featuring personal notices.

personal

(ˈpɜːsənəl)
adj
1. of or relating to the private aspects of a person's life: personal letters; a personal question.
2. (prenominal) of or relating to a person's body, its care, or its appearance: personal hygiene; great personal beauty.
3. belonging to or intended for a particular person and no-one else: as a personal favour; for your personal use.
4. (prenominal) undertaken by an individual himself: a personal appearance by a celebrity.
5. referring to, concerning, or involving a person's individual personality, intimate affairs, etc, esp in an offensive way: personal remarks; don't be so personal.
6. having the attributes of an individual conscious being: a personal God.
7. of or arising from the personality: personal magnetism.
8. (Grammar) of, relating to, or denoting grammatical person
9. (Law) law of or relating to movable property, such as money. Compare real18
n
(Law) law an item of movable property

per•son•al

(ˈpɜr sə nl)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or concerning a particular person; individual; private: a personal opinion.
2. directed to or intended for a particular person: a personal favor.
3. referring or directed to a particular person in an offensive sense or manner: personal remarks.
4. done, carried out, held, etc., in person: a personal interview.
5. pertaining to the body, clothing, or appearance: personal cleanliness.
6. of, pertaining to, or indicating grammatical person: the personal ending -o in Spanish hablo “I speak.”
7. pertaining to or characteristic of a person or self-conscious being.
8. of the nature of an individual rational being.
9. Law. of or pertaining to personal property: personal interests.
n.
10.
a. a short news item concerning a socially prominent person.
b. a brief, private message to a particular person, as one who is missing, either unsigned or using initials, first names, etc.
c. a notice placed by a person seeking companionship, marriage, etc.
d. personals, the section of a newspaper or magazine reserved for such notices.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin persōnālis. See person, -al1]
per′son•al•ness, n.

personal

personnel
1. 'personal'

Personal (/pɜːsənəl/) is an adjective. You use it to say that something belongs or relates to a particular person.

This is my personal opinion.
...books, furniture, and other personal belongings.
2. 'personnel'

Personnel (/pɜːsənel/) is a noun. The personnel of a company or organization are the people who work for it.

We've advertised for extra security personnel.
There has been very little renewal of personnel in higher education.

Personnel is a plural noun. You do not talk about 'personnels' or 'a personnel'.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.personal - a short newspaper article about a particular person or grouppersonal - a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
news article, news story, newspaper article - an article reporting news
Adj.1.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"
private - confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy; "a private place"; "private discussions"; "private lessons"; "a private club"; "a private secretary"; "private property"; "the former President is now a private citizen"; "public figures struggle to maintain a private life"
impersonal - not relating to or responsive to individual persons; "an impersonal corporation"; "an impersonal remark"
2.personal - particular to a given individual
subjective - taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias; "a subjective judgment"
3.personal - of or arising from personality; "personal magnetism"
4.personal - intimately concerning a person's body or physical being; "personal hygiene"
physical - involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit; "physical exercise"; "physical suffering"; "was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance"
5.personal - indicating grammatical person; "personal verb endings"

personal

adjective
1. own, special, private, individual, particular, peculiar, privy That's my personal property!
2. individual, special, particular, exclusive I'll give it my personal attention.
3. private, intimate, confidential prying into his personal life
4. offensive, critical, slighting, nasty, insulting, rude, belittling, disparaging, derogatory, disrespectful, pejorative a series of personal comments about my family
5. physical, intimate, bodily, corporal, corporeal personal hygiene
6. individual, original, unique, characteristic, distinctive, idiosyncratic, personalized They should cultivate their own personal style rather than always imitating others.
7. direct, immediate, first-hand, empirical, experiential I speak from deep personal knowledge.
8. in person, live, actual, in the flesh I try to keep away from TV interviews and personal appearances.

personal

adjective
1. Belonging to, relating to, or affecting a particular person:
2. Belonging or confined to a particular person or group as opposed to the public or the government:
3. Based on individual judgment or discretion:
4. Characterized by a close and thorough acquaintance:
5. Of or relating to the human body:
Translations
بِشَكلٍ شَخْصي، شَخْصِيّاًخاص، خُصوصيشَخْصيشَخْصِيٌّمُتَعَلِّق بِشَخص الإنسان، جَسَدِيَّه
osobnísoukromý
personlig
henkilökohtainen
osoban
személyesszemélyeskedõszemélyi
í eigin persónupersónulegur, einka-persónulegur, nærgöngull
個人的な
개인의
osobistypersonalny
osebenosebni računalnik
personlig
ส่วนบุคคล
riêng tư

personal

[ˈpɜːsnl]
A. ADJ
1. (= individual) → personal
I will give it my personal attentionme encargaré personalmente
I know from personal experience that it's not easysé por experiencia personal que no es fácil
it's an attack on their personal freedomes un ataque contra su libertad personal
he was a personal friendera un amigo íntimo or personal
to have/take a personal interest in sthtener un interés personal en or por algo, interesarse personalmente en or por algo
my personal opinion is thaten mi opinión personal ...
it is a matter of personal preferencees una cuestión de preferencia personal
are you willing to take personal responsibility for her?¿estás dispuesto a responsabilizarte personalmente de ella?
if you continue with this investigation you do so at great personal risksi continúa con esta investigación correrá usted un gran riesgo contra su persona
to give sth the personal touchdar a algo el toque personal
2. (= private) → personal
"personal" (on letter) → confidencial
personal belongingsefectos mpl or cosas fpl personales
they don't allow personal calls on the office phoneno permiten que se hagan llamadas particulares en el teléfono de la oficina
she refused to discuss her personal lifese negó a discutir su vida personal or privada
this was a personal matter, something between us twoeste era un asunto personal, algo entre nosotros dos
for personal reasonspor razones personales
personal spaceespacio m vital
to invade sb's personal spaceacercarse demasiado a algn
two telephones, one for personal use and the other for businessdos teléfonos, uno para uso personal y el otro para los negocios
3. (= in person) [visit, interview] → en persona
to make a personal appearancehacer acto de presencia
4. (= against the person) [abuse, insult] → de carácter personal
there's no need to get personalno hace falta llevar las cosas al terreno personal
they are suing for personal injuryvan a denunciar por daños contra la persona
I have nothing personal against himno tengo nada personal en contra suya
to ask personal questionshacer preguntas personales or de carácter personal
to make personal remarks (about sb)hacer comentarios de carácter personal acerca de or sobre algn
5. (= physical) → personal
personal appearanceaspecto m (físico)
personal cleanlinessaseo m personal
personal hygienehigiene f personal
B. N (US) (Journalism) (= advert) → anuncio m en la sección de citas
C. CPD personal account N (Fin) → cuenta f personal
personal allowance N (for tax) → desgravación f personal
personal assets NPLbienes mpl muebles
personal assistant Nayudante mf personal (to de) personal best N (Sport) → marca f personal
personal column N (Brit) (for births, deaths and marriages) → (páginas fpl) sociales fpl (y necrológicas); (for lonely hearts) → (sección f de) anuncios mpl personales
personal computer Nordenador m or (LAm) computadora f personal
personal effects NPLefectos mpl personales
personal foul Nfalta f personal
personal identification number Nnúmero m de identificación personal
personal income Ningresos mpl personales
personal income tax Nimpuesto m sobre la renta de las personas físicas
personal loan Npréstamo m personal
personal organizer N (paper) → agenda f personal; (electronic) → agenda f personal electrónica
personal pronoun Npronombre m personal
personal property N (Jur) → bienes mpl (muebles); (private) → cosas fpl personales
personal secretary Nsecretario/a m/f personal
personal security N (= safety) → seguridad f personal; (on loan) → garantía f personal
personal stereo NWalkman ® m, equipo m de música personal
personal trainer Npreparador(a) m/f

personal

[ˈpɜːrsənəl] adj
(= one's own) [opinion, reason, number] → personnel(le)
He had resigned for personal reasons → Il avait démissionné pour raisons personnelles.
I'll give you my personal telephone number as well as my work one → Je vais vous donner mon numéro de téléphone personnel ainsi que celui de mon travail. personal belongings, personal bodyguard, personal growth, personal relationships
[attention] → personnel(le)
[abuse, attack, criticism] → personnel(le)
nothing personal! → n'y voyez rien de personnel !, ça n'a rien de personnel !
(= in person) [contact, visit] → personnel(le)
a personal interview → un entretien
[life] → personnel(le) personal carepersonal ad npetite annonce f personnellepersonal assistant nassistant(e) m/f de directionpersonal belongings npleffets mpl personnelspersonal best nrecord m personnelpersonal bodyguard ngarde m/f du corps personnelpersonal call n (British) (= private) → appel m personnelpersonal care n (for the elderly)aide f aux personnes âgées; (for the infirm)aide f aux personnes handicapéespersonal chair n (British) to have a personal chair → être titulaire d'une chairepersonal cleanliness nhygiène f personnelle, propreté f personnellepersonal column nannonces fpl personnellespersonal computer nordinateur m personnelpersonal details npl (= name, address) → coordonnées fplpersonal digital assistant nassistant m personnelpersonal friend nami(e) m/f personnelpersonal growth ndéveloppement m personnelpersonal hygiene nhygiène f personnellepersonal identification number ncode m personnelpersonal insurance nassurance f personnelle

personal

adj
persönlich; he gave several personal performances to promote his new recorder trat mehrmals persönlich auf, um für seine neue Platte zu werben; to make a personal appearancepersönlich erscheinen; the personal touchder persönliche Touch; personal freshness or cleanliness/hygieneKörperfrische f/-pflege f; it’s nothing personal, I just don’t think you’re the right personnicht, dass ich etwas gegen Sie persönlich hätte, Sie sind nur nicht der/die Richtige; I have no personal knowledge of itmir (persönlich) ist nichts davon bekannt; personal callPrivatgespräch nt; personal effectspersönliches Eigentum; personal friendpersönlicher Freund, persönliche Freundin; personal identification numberpersönliche Identifikationsnummer, Geheimzahl f (inf); personal stationeryBriefpapier ntmit persönlichem Briefkopf
(= private) problemspersönlich; her personal lifeihr Privatleben nt; “personal” (on letter) → „privat“
(= rude) insult, remarkpersönlich; don’t get personalnun werden Sie mal nicht persönlich
n (US Press: = advert) → Privatanzeige f

personal

:
personal ad
n (inf)private Kleinanzeige
personal allowance
n (for tax purposes) → persönlicher Freibetrag
personal assistant
personal best
n (Sport) → persönliche Bestleistung; to set a new personal (Sport) → eine neue persönliche Bestleistung aufstellen
personal chair
n (Brit Univ) Lehrstelle, die aufgrund außergewöhnlicher Leistungen des Inhabers eingerichtet wurde
personal column
nFamilienanzeigen pl
personal computer
nPersonal Computer m, → PC m
personal digital assistant
n (Comput) → PDA m, → Taschencomputer m
personal hygiene
personal insurance
nPrivatversicherung f

personal

:
personal organizer
nTerminplaner m, → Zeitplaner m; (electronic also) → elektronisches Notizbuch
personal pronoun
personal property
personal space
npersönlicher Freiraum; to invade somebody’s personaljdm zu nahe kommen
personal stereo
nWalkman® m
personal trainer
nprivater Fitnesstrainer, private Fitnesstrainerin

personal

[ˈpɜːsnl] adj (gen, Gram) → personale, personale; (application) → (fatto/a) di persona
personal belongings → oggetti d'uso personale
a personal question → una domanda indiscreta
a personal interview → un incontro privato
for personal reasons → per motivi personali
to make a personal appearance → apparire di persona
to have personal knowledge of sth → conoscere qc per esperienza personale
don't get personal! → non entriamo nel personale!
one's personal habits → le proprie piccole manie
"personal" (on letter) → "riservata", "personale"

person

(ˈpəːsn) plural people (ˈpiːpl) ˈpersons noun
1. a human being. There's a person outside who wants to speak to you.
2. a person's body. He never carried money on his person (= with him; in his pockets etc).
ˈpersonal adjective
1. one's own. This is his personal opinion; The matter will have my personal attention.
2. private. This is a personal matter between him and me.
3. in person. The Prime Minister will make a personal appearance.
4. (making remarks which are) insulting, especially about a person's appearance etc. personal remarks; Don't be personal!
ˌpersoˈnalityplural persoˈnalities noun
1. a person's characteristics (of the mind, the emotions etc) as a whole. a likeable / forceful (= strong) personality.
2. strong, distinctive (usually attractive) character. She is not beautiful but she has a lot of personality.
3. a well-known person. a television personality; (also adjective) a personality cult (= very great, usually too great, admiration for a person, usually a political leader).
ˈpersonally adverb
1. in one's own opinion. Personally, I prefer the other.
2. doing something oneself, not having or letting someone else do it on one's behalf. He thanked me personally.
ˌpersonal comˈputer noun
(also PC) a small computer that can be used independently by an individual user for word-processing, games, e-mail, storage of information. etc.
personal pronoun
a pronoun which refers to the first, second or third persons. I am going; He hit her; She saw you.
ˌpersonal ˈstereo noun
(also Walkman®) a small (radio and) cassette player with headphones that enables the person wearing it to listen to music while walking etc.
ˌpersonal ˌwatercraft noun
a small boat for one or two people that is ridden like a motorcycle.
in person
personally; one's self, not represented by someone else. The Queen was there in person; I'd like to thank him in person.

personal

شَخْصِيٌّ osobní personlig persönlich προσωπικός personal henkilökohtainen personnel osoban personale 個人的な 개인의 persoonlijk personlig osobisty pessoal личный personlig ส่วนบุคคล kişisel riêng tư 私人的

personal

n. el personal, la empleomanía;
a. personal
___ papersdocumento ___ es.

personal

adj personal
References in classic literature ?
Later when he drove back home and when night came on and the stars came out it was harder to get back the old feeling of a close and personal God who lived in the sky overhead and who might at any moment reach out his hand, touch him on the shoulder, and appoint for him some heroic task to be done.
I heard him speak of him--yes," and the way Tom said it no one would have suspected that he had any personal interest in the matter.
He loves with a personal passion the great country through which his railway runs and branches.
You are burnt beyond recognition," he added, looking at his wife as one looks at a valuable piece of personal property which has suffered some damage.
A pouch and horn completed his personal accouterments, though a rifle of great length**, which the theory of the more ingenious whites had taught them was the most dangerous of all firearms, leaned against a neighboring sapling.
A word, a personal word from him to the district attorney, or the judge, would be enough.
What greatly strengthens such a suspicion is the fact that this controversy between two ill-matched antagonists --at a period, moreover, laud it as we may, when personal influence had far more weight than now--remained for years undecided, and came to a close only with the death of the party occupying the disputed soil.
It is a little remarkable, that -- though disinclined to talk overmuch of myself and my affairs at the fireside, and to my personal friends -- an autobiographical impulse should twice in my life have taken possession of me, in addressing the public.
This was her attitude when I at last looked at her--looked with the confirmed conviction that we were still, together, under direct personal notice.
of France, at his own personal expense, fit out whaling ships from Dunkirk, and politely invite to that town some score or two of families from our own island of Nantucket?
The sailors, mostly poor devils, cringed, and some of them fawned before him; in obedience to his instructions, sometimes rendering him personal homage, as to a god.
Jokubas did this with the air of a country gentleman escorting a party of visitors over his estate; he was an old-time resident, and all these wonders had grown up under his eyes, and he had a personal pride in them.