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

  • pro. Used as the direct object of a verb: They saw him at the meeting.
  • pro. Used as the indirect object of a verb: They offered him a ride.
  • pro. Used as the object of a preposition: This telephone call is for him.
  • pro. Informal Used as a predicate nominative: It's him. See Usage Note at I1.
  • pro. Nonstandard Used reflexively as the indirect object of a verb: He bought him some new clothes. See Note at me.
  • n. A male: The dog is a him.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • pro. A masculine pronoun; he as a grammatical object.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pro. Them. See hem.
  • pro. The objective case of he. See he.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See he.


Middle English, from Old English, dative sing. of , he.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English him dative singular of he (masculine) or it (neuter); from Proto-Germanic *himmai (compare Dutch hem). (Wiktionary)


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