Her meaning

hər, ər; hûr when stressed
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.

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(nonstandard) Used reflexively as the indirect object of a verb.

She got her a new job.

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Used as the indirect object of a verb.

They gave her a round of applause.

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Used as the direct object of a verb.

They saw her at the conference.

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(slang) Used in place of it, especially in set expressions.

That about does her. Let her rip.

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A female.

The dog is a her.

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She [help her]
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Of, belonging to, made by, or done by her.

Her Majesty.

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Heraldry.
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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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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.

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Used as a modifier before a noun.

Her boots; her accomplishments.

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Used as the object of a preposition.

This letter is addressed to her.

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(informal) Used as a predicate nominative.

It's her.

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Origin of her

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

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

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

    From Wiktionary