- The definition of her is the possessive form of she.
An example of her used as an adjective is in the phrase, "Her Royal Highness," which means she is the Royal Highness.
- Her is defined as she or a female.
An example of her used in a sentence is, "Emma likes to go running, since that is her favorite hobby," which means that Emma likes to go running because that is Emma's favorite hobby.
Origin of herMiddle English hir, her, hire ; from Old English hire, dative singular of heo, she, feminine of he, he; it replaced the origin, originally Old English accusative , hie, in Middle English
adjectiveThe possessive form of she.
pron.The objective case of she.
- Used as the direct object of a verb: They saw her at the conference.
- Used as the indirect object of a verb: They gave her a round of applause.
- Used as the object of a preposition: This letter is addressed to her.
- Informal Used as a predicate nominative: It's her.
- Nonstandard Used reflexively as the indirect object of a verb: She got her a new job. See Note at me.
- Slang Used in place of it, especially in set expressions: That about does her. Let her rip.
Origin of herMiddle English, from Old English hire; see ko- in Indo-European roots.
- 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)