we

1 of 2

pronoun

plural in construction
1
: I and the rest of a group that includes me : you and I : you and I and another or others : I and another or others not including you
used as pronoun of the first person plural
We live here.We would like to order now.We had a party at school.
compare i, our, ours, us
2
: i entry 1
used by sovereigns
used by writers to keep an impersonal character
3
: you sense 1
used coaxingly
We don't want to wake our guests, do we?
, encouragingly
We are looking much better this morning.
, or in sarcasm
A little snippy, are we?

We

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abbreviation

variants or Wed
Wednesday

Word History

Etymology

Pronoun

Middle English, from Old English ; akin to Old High German wir we, Sanskrit vayam

First Known Use

Pronoun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of we was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“We.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/we. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

1
: I and one or more others
2
: i
used by a monarch or an editor or writer

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