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she

play
pronoun \ˈshē\

Definition of she

  1. 1 :  that female one who is neither speaker nor hearer she is my wife — compare he, her, hers, it, they

  2. 2 —used to refer to one regarded as feminine (as by personification) she was a fine ship

  3. 3 —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 and Etymology of she

Middle English, probably alteration of hye, alteration of Old English hēo she — more at he


First Known Use: 12th century


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she

noun

Definition of she

  1. :  a female person or animal —often used in combination she-cat she-cousin

Examples of she in a sentence

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

14th Century

First Known Use of she

14th century



SHE Defined for English Language Learners

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she

play
pronoun \ˈshē\

Definition of she for English Language Learners

  • : that female

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


2

she

noun

Definition of she for English Language Learners

  • : a girl, woman, or female animal


SHE Defined for Kids

she

play
pronoun \ˈshē\

Definition of she for Students

  1. :  that female one She is my mother.



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