• Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.
  • Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals; peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or general
  • Dealing with subjects about which one wishes (or people usually wish) to maintain privacy or discretion; not for public view; sensitive, intimate.
  • Intended for sexual use.
  • Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance; corporeal.
  • Done in person; without the intervention of another.
  • Relating to an individual, their character, conduct, motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive manner
  • Denoting a person.


  • An advertisement by which individuals attempt to meet others with similar interests.
  • A movable; a chattel.


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  • From Middle English personal, personele, from Anglo-Norman personel, personal, personell, Old French personal, personel, from Late Latin persōnālis ("of a person, personly"), equivalent to person + -al.

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