Pronunciation: (him-self'; medially often im-self'),[key] —pron. 1. an emphatic appositive of him or he:He himself spoke to the men. 2. a reflexive form of him:He cut himself. 3. (used in absolute constructions): Himself the soul of honor, he included many rascals among his intimates. 4. (used as the object of a preposition or as the direct or indirect object of a verb): The old car had room only for himself and three others. 5. (used in comparisons after as or than): His wife is as stingy as himself. 6. his normal or customary self: He is himself again. 7. Irish Eng.a man of importance, esp. the master of the house: Himself will be wanting an early dinner.