Definition of

Individual

  1. (noun, tops) a human being
  2. (noun, person) a single organism
  3. (adj, all) being or characteristic of a single thing or person
    please mark the individual pages
    they went their individual ways
  4. (adj, all) separate and distinct from others of the same kind
    on a case-by-case basis
  5. (adj, all) characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing
    single occupancy
    a single bed
  6. (adj, all) concerning one person exclusively
    each room has a private bath

via WordNet, Princeton University

Antonyms of Individual

common

Alternate forms of Individual

Derivations: individuality, individualize

Hyponyms: abator, abjurer, abomination, aboriginal, aborigine, abstainer, abstinent, achiever, acquaintance, acquirer, active, actor, adjudicator, admirer, adoptee, adult, adventurer, adversary, advisee, advocate, advocator, affiant, african, aggregator, agnostic, allayer, amateur, amerindian, ancient, anomaly, antagonist, anti, anti-american, ape, aper, applicant, applied scientist, applier, appointee, appointment, appreciator, apprehender, aquarius, archaist, archer, aries, arrogator, assessee, assimilator, asthmatic, attempter, authority, autodidact, baby, baby boomer, baby buster, bad guy, bad person, balance, baldhead, baldpate, baldy, balker, bather, battler, baulker, beard, bedfellow, beguiler, beholder, belligerent, bereaved, bereaved person, best, birth, biter, black, black person, blackamoor, blogger, blond, blonde, bluecoat, bodybuilder, bomber, boomer, brunet, brunette, bull, bullfighter, buster, cancer, candidate, capitalist, capricorn, captor, capturer, carrottop, case, cashier, caucasian, celebrant, celebrater, celebrator, censor, chameleon, changer, charmer, child, chooser, chutzpanik, closer, cloud seeder, clumsy person, coddler, collector, color-blind person, combatant, comforter, common man, common person, commoner, communicator, compeer, complexifier, compulsive, computer user, contemplative, contestant, contriver, controller, controversialist, convert, copycat, counter, counterterrorist, coward, crab, crawler, creator, creature, creditor, creeper, cripple, cross-dresser, dancer, dead person, dead soul, deaf person, debaser, debitor, debtor, deceased, deceased person, decedent, defecator, degrader, delayer, deliverer, demander, denizen, departed, deviser, dieter, differentiator, discriminator, disentangler, disputant, dissenter, dissident, divider, doer, domestic partner, doormat, double, doubter, dresser, dribbler, driveller, drooler, drug user, dupe, dweller, dyslectic, ectomorph, effecter, effector, ejector, elizabethan, emotional person, emulator, endomorph, engineer, enjoyer, enrollee, entertainer, equal, eristic, essayer, ethnic, excuser, expectorator, experimenter, expert, explorer, exponent, extravert, extrovert, face, faddist, faller, fastener, female, female person, fiduciary, fighter, first-rater, fish, fleer, follower, forerunner, forgiver, free agent, free spirit, freewheeler, friend, fugitive, gainer, gambler, gatekeeper, gatherer, gay, gem, gemini, gentile, goat, good guy, good person, granter, greeter, grinner, groaner, grownup, grunter, guesser, guinea pig, habitant, handicapped person, hater, have, head, hebrew, heterosexual, heterosexual person, homo, homophile, homosexual, homunculus, hope, hoper, huddler, hugger, image, imitator, immune, indigen, indigene, individualist, indweller, inexperienced person, inhabitant, innocent, insured, insured person, intellect, intellectual, interpreter, introvert, israelite, jat, jew, jewel, jumper, junior, juvenile, juvenile person, killer, kink, kneeler, knocker, knower, ladino, large person, latin, laugher, leader, learner, left-hander, lefty, leo, libra, life, lightning rod, linguist, lion, literate, literate person, liver, longer, look-alike, loose cannon, loved one, lover, machine, mailer, maimer, malcontent, male, male person, man, man jack, mangler, manipulator, married, masturbator, match, measurer, mediocrity, mesomorph, mestizo, middlebrow, miracle man, miracle worker, misogamist, mixed-blood, modern, modifier, mollycoddler, money dealer, money handler, monolingual, mother hen, mouse, mover and shaker, muscle builder, muscle-builder, musclebuilder, muscleman, mutilator, namer, namesake, national, native, native american, needer, neglecter, negro, negroid, neighbor, neighbour, neutral, noncompliant, nondescript, nondrinker, nonmember, nonparticipant, nonpartisan, nonpartizan, nonperson, nonreligious person, nonresident, nonsmoker, nonworker, nude, nude person, nurser, objector, observer, occultist, onanist, opener, opponent, opposer, optimist, orphan, ostrich, ouster, outcaste, outdoorsman, owner, pamperer, pansexual, pardoner, partner, party, passer, peer, perceiver, percher, percipient, person of color, person of colour, persona non grata, personage, personification, perspirer, philosopher, picker, pisces, pisser, planner, player, polyglot, possessor, posturer, powderer, precursor, preserver, primitive, primitive person, proponent, propositus, prospect, protester, public relations person, pursuer, pussycat, quarter, quester, quitter, radical, ram, realist, recoverer, rectifier, red-header, redhead, redheader, registrant, relation, relative, reliever, religious person, repeater, rescuer, resister, rester, restrainer, revenant, rich person, right hander, right-hander, righthander, riser, romanticist, romper, roundhead, ruler, runaway, rusher, sagittarius, saluter, saver, scholar, scientist, scorpio, scorpion, scourge, scrag, scrapper, scratcher, searcher, second-rater, seeder, seeker, segregate, selector, self, sensualist, sentimentalist, sex object, sex symbol, shaker, shitter, showman, signatory, signer, significant other, simple, simpleton, six-footer, skidder, skin and bones, slav, slave, slayer, sleepyhead, slider, slipper, slobberer, sloucher, small person, smasher, smiler, smotherer, sneezer, sniffer, sniffler, sniveler, snuffer, snuffler, social dancer, socialiser, socializer, sort, sounding board, southpaw, sphinx, spitter, spoiler, sport, spousal equivalent, spouse equivalent, sprawler, spurner, squint-eye, squinter, squirmer, stifler, stigmatic, stigmatist, stooper, straight, straight person, stranger, struggler, subject, substance abuser, succeeder, success, supernumerary, surrenderer, survivalist, survivor, suspect, swayer, sweater, tagger, tapper, taurus, technologist, tempter, termer, terror, testate, testator, thin person, third-rater, thirster, threat, thrower, tiger, topper, toreador, totemist, toucher, transexual, transfer, transferee, transsexual, transvestite, traveler, traveller, trier, turner, twin, tyrant, undoer, unfastener, unfortunate, unfortunate person, unperson, unraveler, unraveller, unskilled person, untier, unusual person, unwelcome person, urinator, user, vanisher, venturer, victim, victorian, virgin, virgo, visionary, visually impaired person, voider, waiter, waker, walk-in, wanter, ward, warrior, watcher, water bearer, weakling, wealthy person, weasel, weight gainer, welcomer, white, white person, wiggler, wight, winker, winner, withholder, witness, worker, worldling, wriggler, wuss, yawner, yearner, yielder

Hypernyms: being, causal agency, causal agent, cause, organism

Origin of the word Individual

  1. "a single object or thing," c.1600, from M.L. individualis, from L. individuus "indivisible," from in- "not" + dividuus "divisible," from dividere "divide." Colloquial sense of "person" is attested from 1742. As an adj., used from early 15c. meaning "one and indivisible" (with ref. to the Trinity). Sense of "single, separate" is 1610s; meaning… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Individual

individually

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