(Se*le`no*cen"tric) a. [Gr. selh`nh the moon + E. centric.] (Astron.) As seen or estimated
from the center of the moon; with the moon central.
(Se*le"no*graph) n. A picture or delineation of the moon's surface, or of any part of it.
(Sel`e*nog"ra*pher) n. One skilled in selenography. Wright.
(Sel`e*no*graph"ic Sel`e*no*graph"i*cal) a. [Cf. F. sélénographique.] Of or pertaining to
(Sel`e*nog"ra*phist) n. A selenographer.
(Sel`e*nog"ra*phy) n. [Gr. the moon + -graphy.] The science that treats of the physical
features of the moon; corresponding to physical geography in respect to the earth. "Accurate selenography,
or description of the moon." Sir T. Browne.
(Sel`e*nol"o*gy), n. [Gr. selh`nh the moon + -logy.] That branch of astronomy which treats
of the moon. Sel`e*no*log"i*cal a.
(Sel`e*no"ni*um) n. [Selenium + sulphonium.] (Chem.) A hypothetical radical of selenium,
analogous to sulphonium. [R.]
(Self) a. [AS. self, seolf, sylf; akin to OS. self, OFries. self, D. zelf, G. selb, selber, selbst,
Dan. selv. Sw. sjelf, Icel. sjalfr, Goth. silba. Cf. Selvage.] Same; particular; very; identical. [Obs.,
except in the compound selfsame.] "On these self hills." Sir. W. Raleigh.
To shoot another arrow that self wayShak.
Which you did shoot the first.
At that self moment enters Palamon.Dryden.
(Self), n.; pl. Selves
1. The individual as the object of his own reflective consciousness; the man viewed by his own cognition
as the subject of all his mental phenomena, the agent in his own activities, the subject of his own feelings,
and the possessor of capacities and character; a person as a distinct individual; a being regarded as
having personality. "Those who liked their real selves." Addison.
A man's self may be the worst fellow to converse with in the world.Pope.
The self, the I, is recognized in every act of intelligence as the subject to which that act belongs. It is
I that perceive, I that imagine, I that remember, I that attend, I that compare, I that feel, I that will, I that
am conscious.Sir W. Hamilton.
2. Hence, personal interest, or love of private interest; selfishness; as, self is his whole aim.
3. Personification; embodiment. [Poetic.]
She was beauty's self.Thomson.
Self is united to certain personal pronouns and pronominal adjectives to express emphasis or distinction.
Thus, for emphasis; I myself will write; I will examine for myself; thou thyself shalt go; thou shalt see for
thyself; you yourself shall write; you shall see for yourself; he himself shall write; he shall examine for
himself; she herself shall write; she shall examine for herself; the child itself shall be carried; it shall be
present itself. It is also used reflexively; as, I abhor myself; thou enrichest thyself; he loves himself; she
admires herself; it pleases itself; we walue ourselves; ye hurry yourselves; they see themselves. Himself,