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Language: Old English
Origin: hiere

her

2 pronoun
     
her2 S1 W1 [object form of 'she']
1 used to refer to a woman, girl, or female animal that has already been mentioned or is already known about:
Jane? I don't really know her.
Margaret wants me to go with her.
Give her the keys.
I think it was her, but I'm not sure.
2TT old-fashioned used to refer to a country, ship, car etc that has already been mentioned:
God bless this ship and all who sail in her.

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