Hers
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[=i], 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. 2000.

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  • hers — [ hɜrz ] pronoun ** Hers is a possessive pronoun, being a possessive form of she. It can refer to a singular or plural noun, and it can be the subject, object, or complement of a verb or the object of a preposition: Hers is the car on the left.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Hers — bezeichnet: Zwei Flüsse in Frankreich Hers Vif oder Grand Hers, ein Nebenfluss der Ariège Hers Mort oder Hers, ein Nebenfluss der Garonne Hers ist der Name von: Henri Géry Hers, belgischer Biochemiker …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hers — can refer to:* the possessive pronoun version of she * two rivers in southern France: **Hers Vif (also: Grand Hers or Hers ) **Hers Mort *Henri G. Hers, a Belgian scientist * Home Energy Ratings Systems, used by: ** Energy Star in measuring the… …   Wikipedia

  • hers — S3 [hə:z US hə:rz] pron [possessive form of she ] used to refer to something that belongs to or is connected with a woman, girl, or female animal that has already been mentioned ▪ He bent and touched his mouth to hers. ▪ These are my gloves. Hers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hers — [hʉrz] pron. [LME hires, hers < hire, her(e), poss. adj. (see HER1) + s after his] that or those belonging to her: the possessive form of SHE, used without a following noun, often after of [that book is hers; hers are better; he is a friend of …   English World dictionary

  • hers — This possessive pronoun, as used in The blame is not hers but mine, is written without an apostrophe. Hers is wrongly used in the following example and should be replaced by her: ☒ I was checking both hers and my email. (The error is obvious if… …   Modern English usage

  • Hers — (h[ e]rz), pron. See the Note under {Her}, pron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hers — (spr. ǟr), zwei Flüsse im südlichen Frankreich, von denen der eine im Depart. Ariège, nördlich von Ax, entspringt, in gewundenem Laufe die vorgelagerten tertiären Kämme durchbricht und, 120 km lang, bei Cintegabelle rechts in den Ariège mündet,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • hers — c.1300, hires, from HER (Cf. her); a double possessive. Possessive pronouns in Modern English consist of the predicative (mine, thine, his, ours, yours, theirs) that come after the subject, and the attributive (my, thy, his, her, our, your,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hers — ► POSSESSIVE PRONOUN ▪ used to refer to a thing or things belonging to or associated with a female person or animal previously mentioned …   English terms dictionary

  • Hers — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Rivières Hers Vif : affluent de l Ariège Hers Mort : affluent de la Garonne Lieux Communes Salles sur l Hers : commune …   Wikipédia en Français

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