singular or plural in construction
: that which belongs to her
used without a following noun as a pronoun equivalent in meaning to the adjective her

Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hers was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Hers.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: her one : her ones
the book is hers

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