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self-reliance

Definition:

personal independence

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Related to:

self-reliant

Plural:

self-reliances

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"self" + "reliance". First recorded in J.S. Mill.
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Self-Reliance

an essay written by American transcendentalist philosopher and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson. It contains the most thorough statement of one of Emerson's recurrent themes, the need for each individual to avoid conformity and false consistency, and... (36 of 846 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Self-Reliance

Self-reliance [disambiguation]

may refer to: Self-reliance is an attribute of individualism | Self-sufficiency in economics | Self-Reliance, an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson | Self Reliance, an episode of Dawson's Creek, an American television series (30 of 80 words, 4 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Self-reliance

Collins Dictionary:

self-reliance | self-reliant [adjective, derived]

reliance on one's own abilities, decisions, etc (7 of 331 words, 7 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/self-reliance

Merriam-Webster:

self-reliance | independence [synonym] | self-dependence [synonym] | self-subsistence [synonym] | self-support [synonym] | autonomy [similar] | freedom [similar] | self-determination [similar] | potency [similar] | ...

reliance on one's own efforts and abilities (7 of 49 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/self-reliance

Macmillan British Dictionary:

self-reliant | self-reliance [noun, uncountable, related]

able to do things for yourself and not depend on other people (12 of 37 words)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/self-reliant

Oxford Dictionary:

self-reliance

reliance on one's own powers and resources rather than those of others (12 of 31 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/self--reliance

Cambridge Dictionary:

self-reliant [approving] | self-reliance [noun, derived]

not needing help or support from other people (8 of 26 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/self-reliant

Wiktionary:

self-reliance

The capacity to rely on one's own capabilities, and to manage one's own affairs; independence not to be dependent. (19 of 20 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/self-reliance

American Heritage Dictionary:

self-reliance | self-reliant [adjective, related] | self-reliantly [adverb, related]

Reliance on one's own capabilities, judgment, or resources; independence. (9 of 15 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/self-reliance

Random House Dictionary:

self-reliance

reliance on oneself or one's own powers, resources, etc. (9 of 15 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/self-reliance

New World Dictionary:

self-reliance | self-reliant [adjective, related]

reliance on one's own judgment, abilities, etc. (7 of 12 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/self-reliance

Columbia Encyclopedia:

autonomy

in a political sense, limited self-government, short of independence, of a political state or, more frequently, of a subdivision. The term is also ... (23 of 155 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/history​/A​0805418​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

self-sufficient | self-sufficing | self-sufficiency [noun, derived] | self-sufficiently [adverb, derived]

able to provide what is needed, e.g. by making enough money or growing enough food, without having to borrow or buy from others | able to live ... (26 of 50 words, 2 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861715984​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

self-reliance

First use: 1883

Origin: "self" + "reliance". First recorded in J.S. Mill.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=self-reliance

Wiktionary:

self-reliance

Origin: self- + reliance

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/self-reliance

self-

Origin: the noun self.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/self-

reliance

Origin: rely + -ance

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/reliance

Audio references

Cambridge Dictionary:

self-reliant [approving]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "self-reliance"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "self-reliance"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/self-reliant

the Free Dictionary:

self-reliance

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "self-reliance"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "self-reliance"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/self-reliance

Google Dictionary:

self-reliance

Audio: English pronunciation of "self-reliance"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

self-reliance

Audio: North American pronunciation of "self-reliance"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=selfre​11 word=self-reliance

YourDictionary Audio:

self-reliance

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "self-reliance" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/self-reliance

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