adjective Date: 1615 made such by one's own actions; especially having achieved success or prominence by one's own efforts <
a self-made man

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-made — ˌself ˈmade adjective self made man/​woman/​millionaire etc someone who has become very successful and rich in business through their own hard work, without any advantages such as a high social position * * * self made UK US /ˌselfˈmeɪd/… …   Financial and business terms

  • Self-made — a. Made by one s self. [1913 Webster] {Self made man}, a man who has risen from poverty or obscurity by means of his own talents or energies. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-made — [self′mād′] adj. 1. made by oneself or itself 2. successful, rich, etc. through one s own efforts [a self made man] 3. being or having become such primarily through one s own efforts [a self made millionaire] …   English World dictionary

  • self-made — (izg. sȅlf mȇjd) prid. <indekl.> DEFINICIJA razg. koji je stvoren vlastitom sposobnošću SINTAGMA self made man (izg. self made mȅn) čovjek koji je uspjeh postigao vlastitim naporima, »sam sebe podigao« ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • self-made — adj a self made man or woman has become successful and rich by their own efforts, not by having money given to them self made man/millionaire/businessman …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-made — adjective a self made man or woman has become successful without help from other people: a self made millionaire …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Self-made — may refer to: *something made by oneself, see copyright *Self Made (album) * …   Wikipedia

  • self-made — self′ made′ adj. 1) having succeeded in life unaided: a self made man[/ex] 2) made by oneself • Etymology: 1605–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • self-made — /self mayd /, adj. 1. having succeeded in life unaided: He is a self made man. 2. made by oneself. [1605 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-made — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having become successful or rich by one s own efforts. 2) made by oneself …   English terms dictionary

  • self-made — ADJ: usu ADJ n Self made is used to describe people who have become successful and rich through their own efforts, especially if they started life without money, education, or high social status. He is a self made man. ...a self made millionaire …   English dictionary

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