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Definition of HER

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She \She\, pron. [sing. nom. {She}; poss. {Her}. or {Hers}; obj. {Her}; pl. nom. {They}; poss. {Their}or {Theirs}; obj. {Them}.] [OE. she, sche, scheo, scho, AS. se['o], fem. of the definite article, originally a demonstrative pronoun; cf. OS. siu, D. zij, G. sie, OHG. siu, s[imac], si, Icel. s[=u], sj[=a], Goth. si she, s[=o], fem. article, Russ. siia, fem., this, Gr. ?, fem. article, Skr. s[=a], sy[=a]. The possessive her or hers, and the objective her, are from a different root. See {Her}.]
     1. This or that female; the woman understood or referred to; the animal of the female sex, or object personified as feminine, which was spoken of. [1913 Webster]

              She loved her children best in every wise.
                                                    --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

              Then Sarah denied, . . . for she was afraid. --Gen. xviii. 15. [1913 Webster]

     2. A woman; a female; -- used substantively. [R.] [1913 Webster]

              Lady, you are the cruelest she alive. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     Note: She is used in composition with nouns of common gender, for female, to denote an animal of the female sex; as, a she-bear; a she-cat. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Her \Her\, Here \Here\, pron. pl. [OE. here, hire, AS. heora, hyra, gen. pl. of h[=e]. See {He}.] Of them; their. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

           On here bare knees adown they fall.      --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Her \Her\, pron. & a. [OE. hire, here, hir, hure, gen. and dat. sing., AS. hire, gen. and dat. sing. of h['e]o she. from the same root as E. he. See {He}.] The form of the objective and the possessive case of the personal pronoun she; as, I saw her with her purse out. [1913 Webster]

     Note: The possessive her takes the form hers when the noun with which in agrees is not given, but implied. "And what his fortune wanted, hers could mend." --Dryden. Her

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

36 Moby Thesaurus words for "her":
     I, I myself, alter, alter ego, alterum, better self, ego, ethical self, female, female being, he, herself, him, himself, inner man, inner self, it, me, my humble self, myself, number one, oneself, other self, ourselves, self, she, subconscious self, subliminal self, superego, them, themselves, they, you, yours truly, yourself, yourselves


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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