your·self (yr-slf, yôr-, yr-, yr-) pron. 1. That one identical with you a. Used reflexively as the direct or indirect object of a verb or as the object of a preposition Did you buy yourself a gift? b. Used for emphasis You yourself were certain of the facts. c. Used in an absolute construction In office yourself, you helped push the bill along. 2. Your normal or healthy condition Are you feeling yourself again? See Usage Note at myself. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.