Her



[hur; unstressed her, er] /hɜr; unstressed hər, ər/

pronoun
1.
the objective case of :
We saw her this morning. Give this book to her.
2.
the possessive case of (used as an attributive adjective):
Her coat is the one on the chair. I’m sorry about her leaving.
Compare .
3.
the dative case of :
I gave her the book.
4.
Informal. (used instead of the pronoun she in the predicate after the verb to be):
It’s her. It isn’t her.
noun
5.
Slang. a female:
Is the new baby a her or a him?
[shee] /ʃi/
pronoun, singular nominative she, possessive her or hers, objective her; plural nominative they, possessive their or theirs, objective them.
1.
the female person or animal being discussed or last mentioned; that female.
2.
the woman:
She who listens learns.
3.
anything considered, as by personification, to be feminine:
spring, with all the memories she conjures up.
noun, plural shes.
4.
a female person or animal.
5.
an object or device considered as female or feminine.
1.
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2.
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/hɜː; unstressed hə; ə/
pronoun (objective)
1.
refers to a female person or animal: he loves her, they sold her a bag, something odd about her, lucky her!
2.
refers to things personified as feminine or traditionally to ships and nations
3.
(mainly US) a dialect word for herself she needs to get her a better job
determiner
4.
of, belonging to, or associated with her: her silly ideas, her hair, her smoking annoys me
abbreviation
1.
heraldic
2.
heraldry
/ʃiː/
pronoun (subjective)
1.
refers to a female person or animal: she is a doctor, she’s a fine mare
2.
refers to things personified as feminine, such as cars, ships, and nations
3.
(Austral & NZ) an informal word for it1 (sense 3) she’s apples, she’ll be right
noun
4.

objective case

Old English hire, third person singular feminine dative pronoun, which beginning in 10c. replaced accusative hie (see he). Cognate with Old Frisian hiri, Middle Dutch hore, Dutch haar, Old High German iru, German ihr.
possessive case

Old English hire, third person singular feminine genitive form of heo “she” (see she).
pron.

mid-12c., probably evolving from Old English seo, sio (accusative sie), fem. of demonstrative pronoun se “the,” from PIE root *so- “this, that” (see the). The Old English word for “she” was heo, hio, however by 13c. the pronunciation of this had converged by phonetic evolution with he “he,” which apparently led to the fem. demonstrative pronoun being used in place of the pronoun (cf. similar development in Dutch zij, German sie, Greek he, etc.). The original h- survives in her. A relic of the Old English pronoun is in Manchester-area dialectal oo “she.” As a noun meaning “a female,” she is attested from 1530s.
Hercules (constellation)
heraldry

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