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him / him/ • pron. [third person sing.] 1. used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to a male person or animal previously mentioned or easily identified: his wife survived him he took the children with him. Compare with he. ∎  referring to a person or animal of unspecified sex (in modern use chiefly replaced by “him or her” or “them”): withdrawing your child from school to educate him at home may seem drastic. ∎  often used in place of “he” after the verb “to be” and after “than” or “as” to refer to a male person or animal: that's him all right I could never be as good as him. See usage below. 2. archaic or dial. himself: in the depths of him, he too didn't want to go.

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him orig. dat. of HE1, it; later also as direct object. OE. him = MDu. hem(e), him (Du. hem), f. pronominal base *χi- HE1; cf. parallel forms on the base *i-, viz. OS., OHG. imu, imo (G. ihm), Goth. imma.

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HIM Brit. • abbr. Her or His Imperial Majesty.

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HIM His (or Her) Imperial Majesty