Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Used as a modifier before a noun.
  • pronoun Used as the direct object of a verb.
  • pronoun Used as the indirect object of a verb.
  • pronoun Used as the object of a preposition.
  • pronoun Informal Used as a predicate nominative.
  • pronoun Nonstandard Used reflexively as the indirect object of a verb.
  • pronoun Slang Used in place of it, especially in set expressions.
  • noun A female.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See under he.
  • An abbreviation of heraldry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • preposition The form of the objective and the possessive case of the personal pronoun she.
  • preposition obsolete Of them; their.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • pronoun attributive Belonging to her.
  • pronoun The form of she used after a preposition or as the object of a verb; that woman, that ship, etc.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old English hire; see ko- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Examples

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  • HEr

    June 20, 2008