he
I. pronoun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hē; akin to Old English hēo she, hit it, Old High German he, Latin cis, citra on this side, Greek ekeinos that person Date: before 12th century 1. that male one who is neither speaker nor hearer <
he is my father
>
— compare him, his, it, she, they 2. — used in a generic sense or when the sex of the person is unspecified <
he that hath ears to hear, let him hear — Matthew 11:15 (Authorized Version)
>
<
one should do the best he can
>
II. noun Date: before 12th century 1. a male person or animal 2. one that is strongly masculine or has strong masculine appeal — usually used in combination <
that's what I call he-literature — Sinclair Lewis
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III. noun Etymology: Hebrew hē' Date: circa 1567 the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see alphabet table

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • He — (h[=e]), pron. [nom. {He}; poss. {His} (h[i^]z); obj. {Him} (h[i^]m); pl. nom. {They} ([th][=a]); poss. {Their} or {Theirs} ([th][^a]rz or [th][=a]rz); obj. {Them} ([th][e^]m).] [AS. h[=e], masc., he[ o], fem., hit, neut.; pl. h[=i], or hie, hig; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • He — (h[=e]), pron. [nom. {He}; poss. {His} (h[i^]z); obj. {Him} (h[i^]m); pl. nom. {They} ([th][=a]); poss. {Their} or {Theirs} ([th][^a]rz or [th][=a]rz); obj. {Them} ([th][e^]m).] [AS. h[=e], masc., he[ o], fem., hit, neut.; pl. h[=i], or hie, hig; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • He — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre > Sigles de deux lettres   Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • — HE Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre > Sigles de deux lettres   Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • He — (IPAEng|hiː) is a third person, singular personal pronoun (subject case) in Modern English.UsagePeopleHe can be used as a substitution of a male s name.AnimalsGrammatically, it is most often incorrect to use the pronouns he or she when referring… …   Wikipedia

  • He! — oder Heh! (mit einem scharfen hellen e,) ein Empfindungswort, welches aber nur im gemeinen Leben üblich ist. 1) Eine Frage zu begleiten. Und ist das nicht recht? heh? Weiße. Das hat dir doch gefallen? he? 2) Zu rufen. He! Junge, gehe her! Wofür… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • — Hē Hē Graphies Graphie Capitale {{{capitale}}} Bas de casse {{{bas de casse}}} Isolée {{{isolée}}} …   Wikipédia en Français

  • he- — [hē] combining form male: used in hyphenated compounds [he dog] * * * …   Universalium

  • He — He, (Chem.) The chemical symbol for {helium}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • — Graphies Graphie Utilisation Alphabets Syriaque Ordre 5e Phonèmes pr …   Wikipédia en Français

  • He — puede ser: Hei, quinta letra del alfabeto hebreo …   Wikipedia Español

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