her (hər, ər; hûr when stressed)
adj. The possessive form of she.
Used as a modifier before a noun: her boots; her accomplishments.
pron. The objective case of she.
1. Used as the direct object of a verb: They saw her at the conference.
2. Used as the indirect object of a verb: They gave her a round of applause.
3. Used as the object of a preposition: This letter is addressed to her.
4. Informal Used as a predicate nominative: It's her.
5. Nonstandard Used reflexively as the indirect object of a verb: She got her a new job. See Note at me.
6. Slang Used in place of it, especially in set expressions: That about does her. Let her rip.
A female: The dog is a her. See Usage Notes at be, I1.
[Middle English, from Old English hire; see ko- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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