Meaning of “hers” in the English Dictionary

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"hers" in British English

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uk /hɜːz/ us /hɝːz/

A2 the one(s) belonging to or connected with a woman, girl, or female animal that has been mentioned or is known about:

Nicky and I both have red hair but hers is lighter than mine.
"Do you know Tina?" "Yes, I'm a friend of hers."
Hers is the big house on the corner.

More examples

  • Talent like hers is rare in someone so young.
  • I've never liked that cousin of hers.
  • Next to his tanned face, hers seemed very pale and unhealthy.
  • A job like hers would be much too demanding for me, but she enjoys that kind of life.
  • There's quite a contrast between his character and hers.

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

"hers" in American English

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us /hɜrz/ female

belonging to the person mentioned, or that which belongs to her:

I’ve been a friend of hers for years.
Hers is the second house.

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