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he

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pronoun \ˈhē, ē\

Definition of he

  1. 1 :  that male one who is neither speaker nor hearer he is my father — compare him, his, it, she, they

  2. 2 —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 (King James Version) one should do the best he can

Origin and Etymology of he

Middle English, from Old English ; akin to Old English hēo she, hit it, Old High German he, Latin cis, citra on this side, Greek ekeinos that person


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he

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noun \ˈhē\

Definition of he

  1. 1 :  a male person or animal

  2. 2 :  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


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he

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noun \ˈhā\

Definition of he

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

Origin and Etymology of he

Hebrew hē'

Other Alphabet Terms


He

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Definition of He

  1. helium

Other Chemical Engineering Terms


HE

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Definition of HE

  1. 1 Her Excellency; His Excellency

  2. 2 high efficiency

  3. 3 high explosive

  4. 4 His Eminence

Other Forms of Address Terms


HE Defined for English Language Learners

he

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pronoun

Definition of he for English Language Learners

  • : that male

  • : that person


HE Defined for Kids

he

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pronoun \ˈhē, ē\

Definition of he for Students

  1. 1 :  that male one Ask your brother if he wants to go.

  2. 2 :  that person or one Hint: This sense is used in a general way when the sex of the person is unknown. Tell whoever is yelling that he should stop.


Medical Dictionary

He

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Medical Definition of He

  1. helium



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