O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ahr-selvz, ouuh r-, ou-er-]
    • /ɑrˈsɛlvz, aʊər-, ˌaʊ ər-/
    • /ɑːˈselvz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ahr-selvz, ouuh r-, ou-er-]
    • /ɑrˈsɛlvz, aʊər-, ˌaʊ ər-/

Definitions of ourselves word

  • noun ourselves 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. 1
  • pronoun ourselves we: reflexive form 1
  • pronoun ourselves us: used after as, than, but 1
  • pronoun ourselves we: emphatic form 1
  • pronoun ourselves our normal selves 1
  • pronoun ourselves You use ourselves to refer to yourself and one or more other people as a group. 0

Information block about the term

Origin of ourselves

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English oure selven; see our, self, -en4, -s3

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Ourselves


ourselves popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

Synonyms for ourselves

pronoun ourselves

  • us — Unit Separator
  • we — (used to denote the narrator of a literary work written in the first person singular).
  • individually — one at a time; separately: The delegates were introduced individually.
  • personally — through direct contact; in person; directly: I will thank him personally.
  • privately — belonging to some particular person: private property.

Top questions with ourselves

  • what we do for ourselves dies with us?
  • why can t we tickle ourselves?
  • how do we know ourselves?
  • how to be ourselves?
  • how can we keep ourselves healthy?
  • how to introduce ourselves to others?
  • how to take care of ourselves?
  • how can we protect ourselves from nuclear radiation and attacks?
  • how can we protect ourselves from volcanoes?
  • how to pleasure ourselves?
  • how to play in spite of ourselves?
  • how do we forgive ourselves?
  • how do we see ourselves in a mirror?
  • how do we see ourselves?
  • how to protect ourselves from earthquake?

See also

Matching words

Was this page helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback! Tell your friends about this page
Tell us why?