\ ˈwē How to pronounce we (audio) \

Definition of we

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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?
variants: or Wed

Definition of We (Entry 2 of 2)


First Known Use of we

Pronoun, plural in construction

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

History and Etymology for we

Pronoun, plural in construction

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

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English Language Learners Definition of we

used to refer to the company, business, organization, etc., that the speaker works for or is involved with
: people in general


\ ˈwē How to pronounce we (audio) \

Kids Definition of we

: I and at least one other

Kids Definition of We.


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