Her Definition

hər, ər; hûr when stressed
Used as a modifier before a noun.
Her boots; her accomplishments.
American Heritage
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.
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.
American Heritage

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.
American Heritage
Used as a predicate nominative.
It's her.
American Heritage
A female.
The dog is a her.
American Heritage

(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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