[ him ]
/ hɪm /
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the objective case of he, used as a direct or indirect object: I'll see him tomorrow. Give him the message.
Informal. (used instead of the pronoun he in the predicate after the verb to be): It's him. It isn't him.
Informal. (used instead of the pronoun his before a gerund): We were surprised by him wanting to leave.
Informal. a male: Is the new baby a her or a him?
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Origin of him
before 900; Middle English, Old English, dative of hēhe1
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH himhim , hymn
Other definitions for him (2 of 2)
His Imperial Majesty; Her Imperial Majesty.
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How to use him in a sentence
I got no more than I deserve, but it "reflected on him, h-i-m, HIM."Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess|Henry W. Fischer
British Dictionary definitions for him (1 of 2)
/ (hɪm, unstressed ɪm) /
refers to a male person or animalthey needed him; she baked him a cake; not him again!
mainly US a dialect word for himself he ought to find him a wife
Word Origin for him
Old English him, dative of hē he 1
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British Dictionary definitions for him (2 of 2)
His (or Her) Imperial Majesty
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