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Webster 1913 Edition


Him

Him

(hĭm)
,
p
ron.
Them. See
Hem
.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.

Him

,
p
ron.
[AS.
him
, dat. of
hē
. √183. See
He
.]
The objective case of he. See
He
.
Him
that is weak in the faith receive.
Rom. xiv. 1.
Friends who have given
him
the most sympathy.
Thackeray.
☞ In old English his and him were respectively the genitive and dative forms of it as well as of he. This use is now obsolete. Poetically, him is sometimes used with the reflexive sense of himself.
I never saw but Humphrey, duke of Gloster,
Did bear
him
like a noble gentleman.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Him

HIM

, pron. The objective case of he, L. eum, anciently em or im.
Him that is weak in the faith receive. Rom.14.
Him and his were formerly used for nouns of the neuter gender,but the practice is obsolete.

Definition 2021


Him

Him

See also: him and hím

English

Pronoun

Him

  1. Alternative letter-case form of him often used when referring to God or another important figure who is understood from context.

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Anagrams

him

him

See also: Him and hím

English

Pronoun

him (personal pronoun, objective case)

  1. A masculine pronoun; he as a grammatical object.
    1. With dative effect or as an indirect object. [from 9th c.]
      • '1897' (578 m), Bram Stoker, Dracula:
        ‘I promise,’ he said as I gave him the papers.
    2. Following a preposition. [from 9th c.]
      • '1813' (553 m), Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice:
        She was in no humour for conversation with anyone but himself; and to him she had hardly courage to speak.
    3. With accusative effect or as a direct object. [from 12th c.]
      • '1853' (565 m), Charles Dickens, Bleak House:
        ‘He's got it buttoned in his breast. I saw him put it there.’
  2. (now rare) Used reflexively: (to) himself. [from 9th c.]
    • '1526' (465 m), William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts XII:
      Apon a daye apoynted, the kynge arayed hym in royall apparell, and set hym in his seate, and made an oracion unto them.
    • '1765' (538 m), Oliver Goldsmith, The traveller, or, A prospect of society
      Though poor the peasant’s hut, his feasts though small,
      He sees his little lot the lot of all;
      [...]
      But calm, and bred in ignorance and toil,
      Each wish contracting, fits him to the soil.
  3. With nominative effect: he, especially as a predicate after be, or following a preposition. [from 15th c.]
    • 'c. 1616' (493 m), William Shakespeare, Macbeth, First Folio 1623, V.10:
      Before my body, I throw my warlike Shield: Lay on Macduffe, And damn'd be him, that first cries hold, enough.
    • '2003' (611 m), Claire Cozens, The Guardian, 11 Jun 2003:
      Lowe quit the West Wing last year amid rumours that he was unhappy that his co-stars earned more than him.
  4. Alternative spelling of Him

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Noun

him (plural hims)

  1. (informal) A male person.
    I think this bird is a him, but it may be a her.
    • Hélène Cixous
      [] daring dizzying passages in other, fleeting and passionate dwellings within the hims and hers whom she inhabits []
    • 2004, Tom Wolfe, I Am Charlotte Simmons: A Novel
      Both hims took a good look at him.
    • 2004, Charles J. Sullivan, Love and Survival (page 68)
      By this time, she had so many questions, but she only hit him up for one answer about those “hims” and “hers.” She asked, “Do both hims and hers reproduce hummers?”

Synonyms

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: this · but · all · #31: him · she · they · my

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Gayón

Noun

him

  1. water

References

  • Luis Oramas, Materiales para el estudio de los dialectos Ayamán, Gayón, Jirajara, Ajagua (1916)

Irish

Noun

him m

  1. h-prothesized form of im

Luxembourgish

Pronoun

him

  1. third-person masculine singular, dative: him, to him
    Ech baken him e Kuch
    I'm baking him a cake
  2. third-person feminine singular, dative: her, to her
    Hie war mat him gëschter
    He was with her yesterday
  3. third-person neuter singular, dative: it, to it

Declension


Mizo

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /him/

Adjective

him

  1. safe
  2. unscathed

Old English

Pronunciation

Pronoun

him

  1. dative singular of or hit: (to) him, it
  2. dative plural of , hit or hēo: (to) them

Old Frisian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɪm/

Pronoun

him

  1. him

West Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian him

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɪm/

Pronoun

him

  1. him
  2. himself
  3. itself

Usage notes

  • "Him" is used roughly like "himself" and "itself" in English. In these cases, it is used after a verb when there is another object in the sentence. For example, "Dy partij stelt him op it stânpunt fan it federalisme" more literally means "This party puts itself on the standpoint of federalism".