his

adjective
\(h)iz, ˌhiz\

Definition of his 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

\ˈhiz \

Definition of his (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Examples of his in a Sentence

Adjective

He bought his own house. His house is out in the country. He sat quietly at his desk. I would like to read some of his essays. He was jailed for three years for his crime. It's his turn to play.
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First Known Use of his

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Pronoun, singular or plural in construction

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for his

Adjective

Middle English, from Old English, genitive of he

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

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his

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of his

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

his

adjective
\hiz, iz\

Kids Definition of his

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

his

pronoun
\ˈhiz \

Kids Definition of his (Entry 2 of 2)

: that which belongs to him The book is his.

Medical Definition of His 

histidine; histidyl

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