his
Pronunciation
    • (British, America, CA, Australia) IPA: /ˈhɪz/
    • (New Zealand) IPA: /ˈhɘz/
  • (unstressed)
    • IPA: /ɪ̈z/
    • (weak vowel merger) IPA: /əz/

Determiner
  1. Belonging to him. [from 8th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.i:
      With that he put his spurres vnto his steed, / With speare in rest, and toward him did fare, / Like shaft out of a bow preuenting speed.
    • 2011, Xan Rice, The Guardian, 8 Apr 2011:
      In his first televised address since the siege in Abidjan began this week, Ouattara said he would focus on returning the country to normal to ease the plight of civilians.
  2. (dated) Belonging to a person of unspecified gender.
    • On the contrary, those other passions, commonly denominated selfish, both produce different sentiments in each individual, according to his particular situation […]
  3. (obsolete) Its; belonging to it. (Now only when implying personification.) [11th-17th c.]
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 2, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      My stomacke could not well reach so farre: it is very much troubled to come to an end of that which it takes for his need.
    • 1611, Matthew 5:13, King James Version:
      Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted?
  4. (archaic) Used as a genitive marker in place of ’s after a noun, especially a masculine noun ending in -s, to express the possessive case. [from 11th c.]
    Ahab his mark for Ahab's mark.
    Sejanus his Fall
Translations
Pronoun
  1. That which belongs to him; the possessive case of he, used without a following noun.
    The decision was his to live with.
  2. Alternative spelling of His
Translations
Noun
  1. plural form of hi

His
Pronoun
  1. Honorific alternative letter-case form of his, sometimes used when referring to God or another important figure who is understood from context.
    • But, the individual entities of that order depend upon God and His laws for their existence.
Translations
  • Spanish: su, de él



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