my·self / mīˈself; mə-/ • pron. [first person sing.] 1. [reflexive] used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself as the object of a verb or preposition when he or she is the subject of the clause: I hurt myself by accident I strolled around, muttering to myself. 2. I or me personally (used to emphasize the speaker): I myself am unsure how this problem should be handled I wrote it myself. 3. poetic/literary term for I2 : myself presented to him a bronze sword. PHRASES: (not) be myselfsee be oneself, not be oneself at be. by myselfsee by oneself at by.