pronoun \ˈhē, ē\

: that male

: that person

Full Definition of HE

:  that male one who is neither speaker nor hearer <he is my father> — compare him, his, it, she, they
—used in a generic sense or when the sex of the person is unspecified <he that hath ears to hear, let him hear — Matthew 11:15(Authorized Version)> <one should do the best he can>

Origin of HE

Middle English, from Old English hē; akin to Old English hēo she, hit it, Old High German he, Latin cis, citra on this side, Greek ekeinos that person
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with HE

b, be, bee, c, cay, cee, Cree, d, dee, Dee, dree, e, fee, flea, flee, free, g, gee, ghee, glee, gree, key, Key, knee, lea, lee, me, mi, p, pea, pee, plea, pree, quay, re, Rhee, scree, sea, see, she, si, ski, spree, sri, t, tea, tee, the, thee, three, ti, tree, twee, Twi, v, vee, we, wee, whee, ye, z, zee


noun \ˈhē\

Definition of HE

:  a male person or animal
:  one that is strongly masculine or has strong masculine appeal —usually used in combination <that's what I call he-literature — Sinclair Lewis>

First Known Use of HE

before 12th century


noun \ˈhā\

Definition of HE

:  the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see alphabet table

Origin of HE

Hebrew hē'
First Known Use: circa 1567

Other Alphabet Terms

cuneiform, linear, minuscule, pictograph, rune, symbology, wedge



Definition of HE


Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous



Definition of HE

Her Excellency; His Excellency
high explosive
His Eminence

Other Forms of Address Terms

appellation, beatitude, brethren, emeritus, esquire, sire, sous


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