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his

[ hiz; unstressed iz ]
/ hɪz; unstressed ɪz /
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pronoun
the possessive form of he1 (used as an attributive or predicative adjective): His coat is the brown one. This brown coat is his. Do you mind his speaking first?
that or those belonging to him: His was the cleverest remark of all. I borrowed a tie of his.
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Origin of his

before 900; Middle English, Old English, genitive of he1

usage note for his

See he1, me.

Other definitions for his (2 of 2)

His

abbreviation Biochemistry.
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How to use his in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for his

his
/ (hɪz, unstressed ɪz) /

determiner
  1. of, belonging to, or associated with himhis own fault; his knee; I don't like his being out so late
  2. as pronounhis is on the left; that book is his
his and hers (of paired objects) for a man and woman respectively
pronoun
of his belonging to or associated with him

Word Origin for his

Old English his, genitive of he 1 and of hit it
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