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His (hĭz), pron. [AS. his of him, his, gen. masc. & neut. of h&ē;, 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 this use is now obsolete.
No comfortable star did lend his light. Shak.
Who can impress the forest, bid the tree Shak.
Unfix his earth-bound root?
&hand_; Also formerly used in connection with a noun simply as a sign of the possessive. “The king his son.” Shak. “By young Telemachus his blooming years.” Pope. This his is probably a corruption of the old possessive ending -is or -es, which, being written as a separate word, was at length confounded with the pronoun his.
2. The possessive of he; as, the book is his. “The sea is his, and he made it.” Ps. xcv. 5.