Self-seeker Self"-seek`er noun One who seeks only his own interest, advantage, or pleasure.
Self-seeking Self"-seek`ing adjective Seeking one's own interest or happiness; selfish. Arbuthnot.
Self-seeking Self"-seek`ing noun The act or habit of seeking one's own interest or happiness; selfishness.
Self-slaughter Self`-slaugh"ter noun Suicide. Shak.
Self-starter Self`-start"er noun A mechanism (usually one operated by electricity, compressed air, a spring, or an explosive gas), attached to an internal-combustion engine, as on an automobile, and used as a means of starting the engine without cranking it by hand.
Self-sufficiency Self`-suf·fi"cien·cy noun The quality or state of being self-sufficient.
Self-sufficient Self`-suf·fi"cient adjective 1. Sufficient for one's self without external aid or coöperation.
Neglect of friends can never be proved rational till we prove the person using it omnipotent and self-sufficient , and such as can never need any mortal assistance. South. 2. Having an overweening confidence in one's own abilities or worth; hence, haughty; overbearing.
"A rash and self-sufficient
manner." I. Watts.
Self-sufficing Self`-suf·fi"cing adjective Sufficing for one's self or for itself, without needing external aid; self- sufficient. -- Self`-suf*fi"cing*ness , noun J. C. Shairp.
Self-suspended Self`-sus·pend"ed adjective Suspended by one's self or by itself; balanced. Southey.
Self-suspicious Self`-sus·pi"cious adjective Suspicious or distrustful of one's self. Baxter.
Self-taught Self"-taught` adjective Taught by one's own efforts.
Self-tormentor Self`-tor·ment"or noun One who torments himself.
Self-torture Self`-tor"ture noun The act of inflicting pain on one's self; pain inflicted on one's self.
Self-trust Self"-trust` noun Faith in one's self; self-reliance.
Self-uned Self`-uned" adjective [ English self + Latin unus one.] One with itself; separate from others. [ Obsolete] Sylvester.
Self-view Self"-view` noun A view of one's self; specifically, carefulness or regard for one's own interests.
Self-will Self`-will" noun [ Anglo-Saxon selfwill .] One's own will, esp. when opposed to that of others; obstinacy.
Self-willed Self`-willed" adjective Governed by one's own will; not yielding to the wishes of others; obstinate.
Self-willedness Self`-willed"ness noun Obstinacy. Sir W. Scott.
Self-worship Self"-wor`ship noun The idolizing of one's self; immoderate self-conceit.
Self-wrong Self"-wrong` noun Wrong done by a person himself. Shak.
Selfhood Self"hood noun Existence as a separate self, or independent person; conscious personality; individuality. Bib. Sacra.
Selfish Self"ish adjective 1. Caring supremely or unduly for one's self; regarding one's own comfort, advantage, etc., in disregard, or at the expense, of those of others.
They judge of things according to their own private appetites and selfish passions. Cudworth.
In that throng of selfish hearts untrue. Keble. 2. (Ethics) Believing or teaching that the chief motives of human action are derived from love of self.
Hobbes and the selfish school of philosophers. Fleming.
Selfishly Self"ish·ly adverb In a selfish manner; with regard to private interest only or chiefly.
Selfishness Self"ish·ness noun The quality or state of being selfish; exclusive regard to one's own interest or happiness; that supreme self-love or self-preference which leads a person to direct his purposes to the advancement of his own interest, power, or happiness, without regarding those of others.
Selfishness , -- a vice utterly at variance with the happiness of him who harbors it, and, as such, condemned by self- love. Sir J. Mackintosh. Syn.
-- See Self-love
Selfism Self"ism noun Concentration of one's interests on one's self; self-love; selfishness. Emerson.
Selfist Self"ist noun A selfish person. [ R.] I. Taylor.
Selfless Self"less adjective Having no regard to self; unselfish.
Lo now, what hearts have men! they never mount Tennyson.
As high as woman in her selfless mood.
Selflessness Self"less·ness noun Quality or state of being selfless.
Selfness Self"ness noun Selfishness. [ Obsolete] Sir. P. Sidney.
Selfsame Self"same adjective
, adjective + same
.] Precisely the same; the very same; identical.
His servant was healed in the selfsame hour. Matt. viii. 13.
Selion Sel"ion noun [ Old French seillon a measure of land, French sillon a ridge, furrow, Late Latin selio a measure of land.] A short piece of land in arable ridges and furrows, of uncertain quantity; also, a ridge of land lying between two furrows. [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.]
Seljukian Sel·juk"i·an adjective Of or pertaining to Seljuk , a Tartar chief who embraced Mohammedanism, and began the subjection of Western Asia to that faith and rule; of or pertaining to the dynasty founded by him, or the empire maintained by his descendants from the 10th to the 13th century. J. H. Newman.
Seljukian Sel·juk"i·an noun A member of the family of Seljuk ; an adherent of that family, or subject of its government; ( plural ) the dynasty of Turkish sultans sprung from Seljuk.
Sell Sell (sĕl) noun Self. [ Obsolete or Scot.] B. Jonson.
Sell Sell noun A sill. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Sell Sell noun A cell; a house. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Sell Sell noun
[ French selle
, Latin sella
, akin to sedere
to sit. See Sit
.] 1. A saddle for a horse.
He left his lofty steed with golden self . Spenser. 2. A throne or lofty seat.
[ Obsolete] Fairfax.
Sell Sell transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Sold
; present participle & verbal noun Selling
.] [ Middle English sellen
, Anglo-Saxon sellan
, to give, to deliver; akin to Old Saxon sellian
, OFries. sella
, Old High German sellen
, Icelandic selja
to hand over, to sell, Swedish sälja
to sell, Danish s...lge
, Goth. saljan
to offer a sacrifice; all from a noun akin to English sale
. Confer Sale
.] 1. To transfer to another for an equivalent; to give up for a valuable consideration; to dispose of in return for something, especially for money.
If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor. Matt. xix. 21.
I am changed; I'll go sell all my land. Shak.
is corellative to buy
, as one party buys
what the other sells
. It is distinguished usually from exchange
, in which one commodity is given for another; whereas in selling
the consideration is usually money, or its representative in current notes. 2. To make a matter of bargain and sale of; to accept a price or reward for, as for a breach of duty, trust, or the like; to betray.
You would have sold your king to slaughter. Shak. 3. To impose upon; to trick; to deceive; to make a fool of; to cheat.
[ Slang] Dickens. To sell one's life dearly
, to cause much loss to those who take one's life, as by killing a number of one's assailants.
-- To sell
, to dispose of it wholly or entirely; as, he had sold out his corn, or his interest in a business.
Sell Sell intransitive verb 1. To practice selling commodities.
I will buy with you, sell with you; . . . but I will not eat with you. Shak. 2. To be sold; as, corn sells at a good price. To sell out
, to sell one's whole stockk in trade or one's entire interest in a property or a business.
Sell Sell noun An imposition; a cheat; a hoax. [ Colloq.]
Sellanders, Sellenders Sel"lan·ders, Sel"len·ders noun plural (Far.) See Sallenders .
Seller Sell"er noun One who sells. Chaucer.
Selters water Sel"ters wa"ter A mineral water from Sellers , in the district of Nassan, Germany, containing much free carbonic acid.
Seltzer water Selt"zer wa"ter See Selters water .
Seltzo-gene Selt"zo-gene noun [ Seltzer water + the root of Greek ......... to be born.] A gazogene.
Selvage, Selvedge Sel"vage, Sel"vedge noun [ Self + edge , i. e., its own proper edge; confer OD. selfegge .] 1. The edge of cloth which is woven in such a manner as to prevent raveling. 2. The edge plate of a lock, through which the bolt passes. Knight. 3. (Mining.) A layer of clay or decomposed rock along the wall of a vein. See Gouge , noun , 4. Raymond.
Selvaged, Selvedged Sel"vaged, Sel"vedged adjective Having a selvage.
Selvagee Sel`va·gee" noun (Nautical) A skein or hank of rope yarns wound round with yarns or marline, -- used for stoppers, straps, etc.
Selve Selve adjective Self; same. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.