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Meaning & Definition of Individual in English

English

Individual

/ɪndəvɪʤəwəl/

noun

1. A human being

  • "There was too much for one person to do"
    synonym:
  • person
  • ,
  • individual
  • ,
  • someone
  • ,
  • somebody
  • ,
  • mortal
  • ,
  • soul

2. A single organism

    synonym:
  • individual

adjective

1. Being or characteristic of a single thing or person

  • "Individual drops of rain"
  • "Please mark the individual pages"
  • "They went their individual ways"
    synonym:
  • individual
  • ,
  • single

2. Separate and distinct from others of the same kind

  • "Mark the individual pages"
  • "On a case-by-case basis"
    synonym:
  • individual
  • ,
  • case-by-case
  • ,
  • item-by-item

3. Characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing

  • "An individual serving"
  • "Single occupancy"
  • "A single bed"
    synonym:
  • individual
  • ,
  • single(a)

4. Concerning one person exclusively

  • "We all have individual cars"
  • "Each room has a private bath"
    synonym:
  • individual(a)
  • ,
  • private

Examples of using

It is only to the individual that a soul is given.
After many years of thinking, I came to a conclusion that everyone's meaning of life is actually: to find the meaning of life. Every one of us is a unique individual. And every one of us has his own capibility to find in his life one particular mission to fulfill.
A man lives not only his personal life, as an individual, but also, consciously or unconsciously, the life of his epoch and his contemporaries.