Her Definition

hər, ər; hûr when stressed
Used as a modifier before a noun.
Her boots; her accomplishments.
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Of, belonging to, made by, or done by her.
Her Majesty.
Webster's New World
Used as the direct object of a verb.
They saw her at the conference.
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She [help her]

Webster's New World
Used as the indirect object of a verb.
They gave her a round of applause.
American Heritage
Used as the object of a preposition.
This letter is addressed to her.
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Used as a predicate nominative.
It's her.
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A female.
The dog is a her.
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(oncology) Receptor which is the target for the drug trastuzumab in chemotherapy.

Webster's New World
Human Epidermal growth factor Receptor 2

Origin of Her

  • From Proto-Germanic *hezōi. Cognate with Dutch haar, Middle Low German er(e) and North Frisian hör.

    From Wiktionary

  • HER-2 is so-named because it has similar structure to human epidermal growth factor receptor, or HER.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English hire ko- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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