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
>
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

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

  • 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

  • HE — Die Abkürzung HE steht für: Hessen (Ländercode nach ISO 3166 2) Hämatoxylin Eosin Färbung, eine in der Histologie verwendete Färbung Handelfmeter im Fußball Hepatische Enzephalopathie Emden Hauptbahnhof (nach DS 100) Höheneinheit im Bereich… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • He — Die Abkürzung HE steht für: Hämatoxylin Eosin Färbung, eine in der Histologie verwendete Färbung einen Handelfmeter im Fußball in Deutschland das Kfz Kennzeichen des Landkreises Helmstedt die Hepatische Enzephalopathie in Österreich das Kfz… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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