[hiz; unstressed iz] /hɪz; unstressed ɪz/
the possessive form of 1. (used as an attributive or predicative adjective):
His coat is the brown one. This brown coat is his. Do you mind his speaking first?
that or those belonging to him:
His was the cleverest remark of all. I borrowed a tie of his.
[hee; unstressed ee] /hi; unstressed i/
pronoun, nominative he, possessive his, objective him; plural nominative they, possessive their or theirs, objective them.
the male person or animal being discussed or last mentioned; that male.
anyone (without reference to sex); that person:
He who hesitates is lost.
noun, plural hes.
any male person or animal; a man:
hes and shes.
male (usually used in combination):
/hɪz; unstressed ɪz/
his and hers, (of paired objects) for a man and woman respectively
of his, belonging to or associated with him
/hiː; unstressed iː/
refers to a male person or animal: he looks interesting, he’s a fine stallion
refers to an indefinite antecedent such as one, whoever, or anybody: everybody can do as he likes in this country
refers to a person or animal of unknown or unspecified sex: a member of the party may vote as he sees fit
/heɪ; Hebrew he/
the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ה), transliterated as h
an expression of amusement or derision Also he-he!, hee-hee!
His (or Her) Excellency
Old English his (genitive of he), from Proto-Germanic *khisa (cf. Gothic is, German es). Originally also the neuter possessive pronoun, but replaced in that sense c.1600 by its. In Middle English, hisis was tried for the absolute pronoun (cf. her/hers), but it failed to stick. For dialectal his’n, see her.
Old English he (see paradigm of Old English third person pronoun below), from Proto-Germanic *hi- (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch he, hi, Dutch hy, Old High German he), from PIE *ki-, variant of *ko-, the “this, here” (as opposed to “that, there”) root (cf. Hittite ki “this,” Greek ekeinos “that person,” Old Church Slavonic si, Lithuanian šis “this”), and thus the source of the third person pronouns in Old English. The feminine, hio, was replaced in early Middle English by forms from other stems (see she), while the h- wore off Old English neuter hit to make modern it. The Proto-Germanic root also is the source of the first element in German heute “today,” literally “the day” (cf. Old English heodæg).
case SINGULAR – – PLURAL
– masc. neut. fem. (all genders)
nom. he hit heo, hio hie, hi
acc. hine hit hie, hi hie, hi
gen. his his hire hira, heora
dat. him him hire him, heom
Pleonastic use with the noun (“Mistah Kurtz, he dead”) is attested from late Old English. With animal words, meaning “male” (he-goat, etc.) from c.1300.
His (hĭs), Wilhelm. 1863-1934.
German anatomist known for his investigations of the heart. He described (1893) the atrioventricular trunk, also called the His bundle.
The symbol for the element helium.
The symbol for helium.
high resolution interferometer spectrometer
Her (or His) Excellency
His (or Her) Eminence
[hiz-uh n-hur] /ˈhɪz ənˈhɜr/ adjective 1. denoting two matching or identical items, one intended for use by a male and the other by a female: his-and-her towels in the bathroom; his-and-her sweatshirts.
- His bundle
His bundle n. See atrioventricular trunk.
- His bundle electrogram
His bundle electrogram n. An electrogram that is recorded from the atrioventricular trunk during cardiac catheterization.
[lawrd-ship] /ˈlɔrd ʃɪp/ noun 1. (often initial capital letter) a term of respect used when speaking of or to certain noblemen (usually preceded by his or your). 2. the state or dignity of a . 3. the authority or power of a lord. 4. the domain of a lord. 5. British. (often initial capital letter) […]