self-made


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self-made

(sĕlf′mād′)
adj.
1. Having achieved success or recognition by one's own efforts: a self-made millionaire.
2. Made by itself or oneself: a self-made pond.

self-made

adj
1. having achieved wealth, status, etc, by one's own efforts
2. made by oneself

self′-made′



adj.
1. having succeeded in life unaided: a self-made man.
2. made by oneself.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.self-made - having achieved success or recognition by your own efforts; "a self-made millionaire"
successful - having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome; "a successful architect"; "a successful business venture"
Translations

self-made

[ˌselfˈmeɪd] ADJ self-made manhombre m que ha llegado a su posición actual por sus propios esfuerzos, hijo m de sus propias obras

self-made

[ˌsɛlfˈmeɪd] adjche si è fatto/a da sé

self-made

(selfˈmeid) adjective
owing wealth or important position to one's efforts, not to advantages given by birth, education etc. a self-made man.
References in classic literature ?
"Hold!" said Jupiter; "this self-made bird has more sense than any of you.
I do not take much interest in him ; he is what they call a 'self-made man.' His wife is charming.
He bravely pushed his advantage, such as it was, however, and, desiring his host's definition to be defined, inquired what the self-made girl might be.
Well, to begin with, the self-made girl's a new feature.
Whatever they were, they were self-made men, she concluded; and she felt the impulse to shudder at thought of falling into their hands in a business way.
A man who could never sufficiently vaunt himself a self-made man.
A system of pitfalls thoughtfully prepared for the feet for the self-made man, along the path by which he advances to distinction.
Born in Devonshire in 1772, the youngest of the many children of a self-made clergyman and schoolmaster, he was a precocious and abnormal child, then as always a fantastic dreamer, despised by other boys and unable to mingle with them.
It must have been old Durham in the beginning; it was a heritage which the self-made merchant had left to his son, along with his millions.
There was I a dragoon, roving, unsettled, not self-made like him, but self-unmade--all my earlier advantages thrown away, all my little learning unlearnt, nothing picked up but what unfitted me for most things that I could think of.
To the astonishment of all, the self-made men took even ground at once with the oldest of the regular graduates, and in a few months the most conservative circles of Boston and New York had quite forgotten who of their gownsmen was college-bred, and who was not.
A damned blood-sucking blackmailer was that simple, strenuous, self-made captain of industry.