Meaning of “her” in the English Dictionary

"her" in British English

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herpronoun

uk strong /hɜːr/ weak /r/ /ər/ us /hɝː/ // /ɚ/

A1 used, usually as the object of a verb or preposition, to refer to a woman, girl, or female animal 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 beautiful horse - how long have you had her?
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used to refer to a country, a boat, or a car:

God bless this ship and all who sail in her.

More examples

  • She was ill so I sent her some flowers to cheer her up.
  • Rachel ran out of the room and slammed the door behind her.
  • I'd like to find Debbie and talk to her about this.

herdeterminer

/hɜːr/ /r/ /ər/ /hɝː/ // /ɚ/

(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 person mentioned; the possessive form 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 objective form of she:

I saw her yesterday.

(Definition of “her” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)