\ 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)

Wednesday

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

Keep scrolling for more

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for we

we

pronoun

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

we

pronoun
\ ˈwē How to pronounce we (audio) \

Kids Definition of we

: I and at least one other

Kids Definition of We.

Wednesday

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on we

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with we

Spanish Central: Translation of we

Nglish: Translation of we for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of we for Arabic Speakers

Comments on we

What made you want to look up we? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

likely to have or produce good results

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!