our·selves / ou(ə)rˈselvz; är-/ • pron. [first person pl.] 1. [reflexive] used as the object of a verb or preposition when this is the same as the subject of the clause and the subject is the speaker and one or more other people considered together: for this we can only blame ourselves.2. we or us personally (used to emphasize the speaker and one or more other people considered together): we invented it ourselves.PHRASES: (not) be ourselves see be oneself, not be oneself at be.by ourselves see by oneself at by.