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Hers definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HERS, pron. hurz, pron. fem. possessive; as, this house is hers,that is, this is the house of her. But perhaps it would be more correct to consider hers as a substitute for the noun and adjective, in the nominative case. Of the two houses,hers is the best, that is, her house is the best.

Merriam Webster's

pronoun, singular or plural in construction that which belongs to her used without a following noun as a pronoun equivalent in meaning to the adjective her

Oxford Reference Dictionary

poss.pron. the one or ones belonging to or associated with her (it is hers; hers are over there). Phrases and idioms: of hers of or belonging to her (a friend of hers).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

She She, pron. [sing. nom. She; poss. Her. or Hers; obj. Her; pl. nom. They; poss. Theiror 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. She loved her children best in every wise. --Chaucer. Then Sarah denied, . . . for she was afraid. --Gen. xviii. 15. 2. A woman; a female; -- used substantively. [R.] Lady, you are the cruelest she alive. --Shak. 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hers Hers (h[~e]rz), pron. See the Note under Her, pron.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Note: 'Hers' is a third person possessive pronoun. 1. You use hers to indicate that something belongs or relates to a woman, girl, or female animal. His hand as it shook hers was warm and firm... He'd never seen eyes as green as hers... Professor Camm was a great friend of hers... PRON 2. In written English, hers is sometimes used to refer to a person without saying whether that person is a man or a woman. Some people dislike this use and prefer to use 'his or hers' or 'theirs'. The author can report other people's results which more or less agree with hers. PRON 3. Hers is sometimes used to refer to a country or nation. (FORMAL or WRITTEN) PRON

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