we

play
pronoun, plural in construction \ˈwē\

Definition of we

  1. 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. 2 :  1i —used by sovereigns —used by writers to keep an impersonal character

  3. 3 :  you 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?>

Origin and Etymology of we

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


We

abbreviation
variants: or

Wed

Definition of We

  1. Wednesday



WE Defined for Kids

we

play
pronoun \ˈwē\

Definition of we for Students

  1. :  I and at least one other



Seen and Heard

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

possibly but not certainly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • m-ws-new-words-quiz
  • Which word means "inability to recognize faces"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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

TAKE THE QUIZ