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Meaning of her by Wiktionary Dictionary

Her


    Alternative forms

    • herė

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /hɜː( ɹ )/, SAMPA: /h3:( \r )/
    • ( US ) IPA: /hɝ/ SAMPA: /h3`/
    • Rhymes: -ɜː( r )

    Adjective

    her ( not comparable )

    1. Belonging to her .
      This is her book

    See also

    Pronoun

    her personal

    1. The form of she used after a preposition or as the object of a verb; that woman, that ship, etc .
      Give it to her ( after preposition )
      He wrote her a letter ( indirect object )
      He treated her for a cold ( direct object )

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    Anagrams

    • EHR

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /heːr/

    Etymology 1

    Apparently from the Germanic stem *hi- ‘this’; the exact formation is unclear. Cognate with Old Saxon hēr, Old High German hiar, Old Norse hér, Gothic ������ .

    Adverb

    hēr

    1. here
    Descendants

    Etymology 2

    From Germanic *hǣrom. Cognate with Old Saxon hār ( Dutch haar ), Old High German hār ( German Haar ), Old Norse hár ( Swedish hår ) .

    Noun

    her n .

    1. hair
    Descendants
    • English: hair



Definition of her by GCIDE Dictionary

Her


  1. Her pron. & a. [OE. hire, here, hir, hure, gen. and dat. sing., AS. hire, gen. and dat. sing. of héo she. from the same root as E. he. See He.] The form of the objective and the possessive case of the personal pronoun she; as, “I saw her with her purse out”.

    ☞ The possessive her takes the form hers when the noun with which in agrees is not given, but implied. “And what his fortune wanted, hers could mend.” Dryden.

  2. Her, Here pron. pl. [OE. here, hire, AS. heora, hyra, gen. pl. of hē. See He.] Of them; their. [Obs.] Piers Plowman.

    On here bare knees adown they fall. Chaucer.

  3. She pron. [sing. nom. She; poss. Her. ( ) or Hers ( ); obj. Her; pl. nom. They ; poss. Their or Theirs ( ); obj. Them] [OE. she, sche, scheo, scho, AS. seó, fem. of the definite article, originally a demonstrative pronoun; cf. OS. siu, D. zij, G. sie, OHG. siu, sī, si, Icel. sū, sjā, Goth. si she, sō, fem. article, Russ. siia, fem., this, Gr. , fem. article, Skr. sā, syā. The possessive her or hers, and the objective her, are from a different root. See Her.]
    1. This or that female; the woman understood or referred to; the animal of the female sex, or object personified as feminine, which was spoken of.

    She loved her children best in every wise. Chaucer.

    Then Sarah denied, . . . for she was afraid. Gen. xviii. 15.

    2. A woman; a female; -- used substantively. [R.]

    Lady, you are the cruelest she alive. Shak.

    ☞ She is used in composition with nouns of common gender, for female, to denote an animal of the female sex; as, a she-bear; a she-cat.

  4. She pron. [sing. nom. She; poss. Her. ( ) or Hers ( ); obj. Her; pl. nom. They ; poss. Their or Theirs ( ); obj. Them] [OE. she, sche, scheo, scho, AS. seó, fem. of the definite article, originally a demonstrative pronoun; cf. OS. siu, D. zij, G. sie, OHG. siu, sī, si, Icel. sū, sjā, Goth. si she, sō, fem. article, Russ. siia, fem., this, Gr. , fem. article, Skr. sā, syā. The possessive her or hers, and the objective her, are from a different root. See Her.]
    1. This or that female; the woman understood or referred to; the animal of the female sex, or object personified as feminine, which was spoken of.

    She loved her children best in every wise. Chaucer.

    Then Sarah denied, . . . for she was afraid. Gen. xviii. 15.

    2. A woman; a female; -- used substantively. [R.]

    Lady, you are the cruelest she alive. Shak.

    ☞ She is used in composition with nouns of common gender, for female, to denote an animal of the female sex; as, a she-bear; a she-cat.