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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [hurz]
    • /hɜrz/
    • /hɜːz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hurz]
    • /hɜrz/

Definitions of hers word

  • noun hers Slang. a female: Is the new baby a her or a him? 1
  • noun plural hers a female person or animal. 1
  • noun plural hers an object or device considered as female or feminine. 1
  • noun hers See he1, me.   1
  • noun hers Used to refer to a thing or things belonging to or associated with a female person or animal previously mentioned. 1
  • pronoun hers You use hers to indicate that something belongs or relates to a woman, girl, or female animal. 0

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Origin of hers

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English hirs, equivalent to hire her + -s 's1

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Parts of speech for Hers


hers popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

hers usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for hers

adj hers

  • owned — of, relating to, or belonging to oneself or itself (usually used after a possessive to emphasize the idea of ownership, interest, or relation conveyed by the possessive): He spent only his own money.
  • mine — an excavation made in the earth for the purpose of extracting ores, coal, precious stones, etc.
  • individual — a single human being, as distinguished from a group.
  • inherent — existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute; inhering: an inherent distrust of strangers.
  • intrinsic — belonging to a thing by its very nature: the intrinsic value of a gold ring.

adjective hers

  • endemic — (of a disease or condition) regularly found among particular people or in a certain area.

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