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his

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adjective \ (h)iz , ˌhiz \

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 in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of his

Middle English, from Old English, genitive of he


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his

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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


HIS Defined for English Language Learners

his

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adjective

Definition of his for English Language Learners

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


HIS Defined for Kids

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his

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adjective \ hiz , iz \

Definition of his for Students

:relating to or belonging to a certain man, boy, or male animal
  • his desk
  • his tail

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his

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pronoun \ ˈhiz \

Definition of his for Students

:that which belongs to him
  • The book is his.

Medical Dictionary

His

abbreviation

medical Definition of His

histidine; histidyl


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