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Meaning of “her” in the English Dictionary

"her" in British English

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herpronoun

uk   strong /hɜːr/  us   /hɝː/ weak /r/ /ər/  //  /ɚ/
A1 used, usually as the ​object of a ​verb or ​preposition, to refer to a woman, ​girl, or ​femaleanimal that has just been ​mentioned or is just about to be ​mentioned: If ​your sister's around, ​bring her too. I gave her the ​letter. She's a ​beautifulhorse - how ​long have you had her?
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used to refer to a ​country, a ​boat, or a ​car: Godbless this ​ship and all who ​sail in her.

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herdeterminer

belonging to or ​connected with a woman, ​girl, or ​femaleanimal that has just been ​mentioned or is ​known about: I'll ​see if Louisa will ​bring her ​guitar to the ​party. I don't ​know why she ​quit her ​job. We ​saw a ​motherduck with her ​ducklings. belonging to a ​country, a ​boat, or a ​car: The ​boatsank with all her ​crew.

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(Definition of her from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"her" in American English

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herpronoun

 us   /hɜr, hər/ female
  • her pronoun (POSSESSIVE)

belonging to or ​connected with the ​personmentioned; the ​possessiveform of she, used before a ​noun: Her ​name is Linda. She ​met her ​husband in ​college.
  • her pronoun (OBJECTIVE)

the ​female being ​spoken about, who has already been ​mentioned; the ​objectiveform of she: I ​saw her ​yesterday.
(Definition of her from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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