her

adjective
\ (h)ər, ˈhər How to pronounce her (audio) \

Definition of her

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: of or relating to her or herself especially as possessor, agent, or object of an action her house her research — compare she entry 1

her

pronoun

Definition of her (Entry 2 of 3)

objective case of she

Definition of her (Entry 3 of 3)

heraldry

Examples of her in a Sentence

Adjective She bought her own house. Her parents will visit soon. I would like to read some of her essays. She was jailed for her crime. It's her turn to play.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Pronoun On Rihanna's Comme des Garcons look: — King Pac (@MillionairePac) May 2, 2017 RIHANNA HEARD THE THEME, DID HER HOMEWORK, STUDIED THE GUIDE, & THAT'S WHY SHE'S #1. Sam Reed, The Hollywood Reporter, "The Best Social Media Reactions to the 2017 Met Gala Looks," 2 May 2017

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First Known Use of her

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for her

Adjective

Middle English hire, from Old English hiere, genitive of hēo she — more at he

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The first known use of her was before the 12th century

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“Her.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/her. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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her

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of her

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: relating to or belonging to a certain woman, girl, or female animal : made or done by a certain woman, girl, or female animal

her

pronoun

English Language Learners Definition of her (Entry 2 of 2)

used to refer to a certain woman, girl, or female animal as the object of a verb or a preposition

her

adjective
\ ˈhər How to pronounce her (audio) , ər \

Kids Definition of her

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: relating to or belonging to a certain woman, girl, or female animal her book her paw

her

pronoun

Kids Definition of her (Entry 2 of 2)

objective case of she

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