adjective \(h)iz, ˌhiz\

: relating to or belonging to a certain man, boy, or male animal : made or done by a certain man, boy, or male animal

Full Definition of HIS

:  of or relating to him or himself especially as possessor, agent, or object of an action <his house> <his writings> <his confirmation> — compare 1he

Examples of HIS

  1. He bought his own house.
  2. His house is out in the country.
  3. He sat quietly at his desk.
  4. I would like to read some of his essays.
  5. He was jailed for three years for his crime.
  6. It's his turn to play.

Origin of HIS

Middle English, from Old English, genitive of he
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with HIS


pronoun, singular or plural in construction \ˈhiz\

Definition of HIS

:  that which belongs to him —used without a following noun as a pronoun equivalent in meaning to the adjective his

First Known Use of HIS

before 12th century


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