his

his
W1S1 [ız strong hız] determiner, pron [possessive form of 'he']
[: Old English;]
1.) used to refer to something that belongs to or is connected with a man, boy, or male animal that has already been mentioned
Leo took off his coat and sat down.
I love his sense of humour, don't you?
Even his own mother would not have recognized him.
My eyesight is better than his.
Lewis denies that the child is his.
My relatives all live in the States - his are in France.
of his
Garry introduced us to some friends of his .
Perhaps he's ashamed of that car of his.
2.) used to refer to something that belongs to or is connected with someone who may be male or female. Some people think this use is old-fashioned
Everyone had his own work to do.
the obligations of a doctor to his patients
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • His — (h[i^]z), pron. [AS. his of him, his, gen. masc. & neut. of h[=e], neut. hit. See {He}.] 1. Belonging or pertaining to him; used as a pronominal adjective or adjective pronoun; as, tell John his papers are ready; formerly used also for its, but… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • His — His. См. гистидин. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • His — His, so v.w. Hes (in den Nachträgen) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • His [1] — His (franz. Si ♯ [diese], engl. B ♯ [sharp), das durch ♯ erhöhte H (Terz im Gis (dur Akkord, Leitton in Cis dur) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • His [2] — His, Wilhelm, Mediziner, geb. 9. Juli 1831 in Basel, gest. 1. Mai 1904 in Leipzig, studierte in Basel, Berlin, Würzburg und Wien, ward 1857 Professor der Anatomie und Physiologie in Basel und 1872 Professor der Anatomie in Leipzig. H. lieferte …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • His — His, Wilhelm, Anatom, geb. 9. Juli 1831 zu Basel, 1857 Prof. das., seit 1872 in Leipzig, gest. das. 1. Mai 1904; bes. um die Entwicklungsgeschichte verdient; schrieb: »Anatomie menschlicher Embryonen« (3 Tle., 1880 85), »Die Entwicklung des… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • His — Véase histidina. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

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