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her / hər/ • pron. [third person sing.] 1. used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to a female person or animal previously mentioned or easily identified: she knew I hated her I told Hannah I would wait for her. Compare with she. ∎  referring to a ship, country, or other inanimate thing regarded as female: the crew tried to sail her through a narrow gap. ∎  often used in place of “she” after the verb “to be” and after “than” or “as” to refer to a female person or animal: it must be her he was younger than her. See usage below. 2. archaic or dial. herself: peevishly she flung her on her face. • possessive adj. 1. belonging to or associated with a female person or animal previously mentioned or easily identified: Patricia loved her job how the mother crane treats her babies. ∎  belonging to or associated with a ship, country, or other inanimate thing regarded as female. 2. (Her) used in titles: Her Royal Highness.

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