- personal [pʉr′sə nəl]adj.[OFr < L personalis]1. of or peculiar to a certain person; private; individual2. done in person or by oneself without the use of another person or outside agency [a personal interview]3. involving persons or human beings [personal relationships]4. of the person, body, or physical appearance [personal hygiene]5.a) having to do with the character, personality, intimate affairs, conduct, etc. of a certain person [a personal remark]b) tending to make personal, esp. derogatory, remarks [to get personal in an argument]6. of, like, or having the nature of a person, or rational, self-conscious being7. Gram. indicating grammatical person [personal pronouns, personal endings of verbs in Greek and other highly inflected languages]8. Law of or constituting personal propertyn.☆ 1. a local news item about a person or persons☆ 2.a) a short, personal communication placed as in a newspaperb) a classified advertisement placed for the purpose of seeking someone to date or have a personal relationship withc) [pl.] a section of such advertisements, as in a newspaper
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.