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Meaning of him by Wiktionary Dictionary

Him


    Pronoun

    Him

    1. 代名詞 when referring to God .

    Usage notes

    The word him is only capitalized when referring to God .

    See also

    • He
    • Himself
    • His

    Anagrams

    • HMI



Definition of him by GCIDE Dictionary

Him


  1. He ( hē ), pron. [nom. He; poss. His ( hĭz ); obj. Him ( hĭm ); pl. nom. They ( thā ); poss. Their or Theirs ( thârz or thārz ); obj. Them ( thĕm ).] [AS. hē, masc., heó, fem., hit, neut.; pl. hī, or hie, hig; akin to OFries. hi, D. hij, OS. he, hi, G. heute to-day, Goth. himma, dat. masc., this, hina, accus. masc., and hita, accus. neut., and prob. to L. his this. √183. Cf. It.]
    1. The man or male being ( or object personified to which the masculine gender is assigned ), previously designated; a pronoun of the masculine gender, usually referring to a specified subject already indicated.

    Thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. Gen. iii. 16.

    Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God; him shalt thou serve. Deut. x. 20.

    2. Any one; the man or person; -- used indefinitely, and usually followed by a relative pronoun.

    He that walketh with wise men shall be wise. Prov. xiii. 20.

    3. Man; a male; any male person; -- in this sense used substantively. Chaucer.

    I stand to answer thee,

    Or any he, the proudest of thy sort. Shak.

    ☞ When a collective noun or a class is referred to, he is of common gender. In early English, he referred to a feminine or neuter noun, or to one in the plural, as well as to noun in the masculine singular. In composition, he denotes a male animal; as, a he-goat.

  2. Him ( hĭm ), pron. Them. See Hem. [Obs.] Chaucer.

  3. Him, pron. [AS. him, dat. of hē. √183. See He.] The objective case of he. See He.

    Him that is weak in the faith receive. Rom. xiv. 1.

    Friends who have given him the most sympathy. Thackeray.

    ☞ In old English his and him were respectively the genitive and dative forms of it as well as of he. This use is now obsolete. Poetically, him is sometimes used with the reflexive sense of himself.

    I never saw but Humphrey, duke of Gloster,

    Did bear him like a noble gentleman. Shak.