pronoun \ˈshē\

: that female

—used to refer to something (such as a ship) that is thought of as having female qualities

Full Definition of SHE

:  that female one who is neither speaker nor hearer <she is my wife> — compare he, her, hers, it, they
—used to refer to one regarded as feminine (as by personification) <she was a fine ship>
—used as an alternative to he to refer to a person of unspecified gender <allow anyone to do whatever she wants — D. J. Callahan>

Origin of SHE

Middle English, probably alteration of hye, alteration of Old English hēo she — more at he
First Known Use: 12th century

Rhymes with SHE

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



: a girl, woman, or female animal

Full Definition of SHE

:  a female person or animal —often used in combination <she-cat> <she-cousin>

Examples of SHE

  1. Somebody called when you were out, but I can't remember who. Was it a he or a she?

First Known Use of SHE

14th century


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