HE

he

(noun) the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

helium, He, atomic number

(noun) a very light colorless element that is one of the six inert gasses; the most difficult gas to liquefy; occurs in economically extractable amounts in certain natural gases (as those found in Texas and Kansas)

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Pronoun

He

Honorific alternative letter-case form of he, sometimes used when referring to God or another important figure who is understood from context.

Etymology 2

Proper noun

He

A surname.

Anagrams

• -eh, E.H., EH, eH, eh

Etymology 1

Pronoun

he third-person singular, masculine, nominative case (oblique him, reflexive himself, possessive his)

(personal) A male person or animal already known or implied.

(personal, sometimes proscribed, see usage notes) A person whose gender is unknown or irrelevant.

(personal) An animal whose gender is unknown.

A genderless object regarded as masculine, such as certain stars (e.g. Sun, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter) or certain ships.

Antonyms: she, it

Usage notes

He was traditionally used as both a masculine and a gender-neutral pronoun, but since the mid 20th century generic usage has sometimes been considered sexist and limiting. It is deprecated by some style guides, such as Wadsworth. In place of generic he, writers and speakers may use he or she, alternate he and she as the indefinite person, use the singular they, or rephrase sentences to use plural they.

Synonyms

• (person whose gender is unknown): one, you (indefinite, colloquial); he or she, he/she, they, s/he, or these other third-person pronouns (see "Combined forms", "Invented pronouns")

• (animal whose gender is unknown): it

Determiner

he

(African-American Vernacular) synonym of his

Noun

he (countable and uncountable, plural hes)

(uncountable) The game of tag, or it, in which the player attempting to catch the others is called "he".

The player attempting to catch the others in this game.

(informal) A male.

Etymology 2

Noun

he

The name of the fifth letter of many Semitic alphabets (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).

The name of the first letter of the Old South Arabian abjad.

Etymology 3

Interjection

he

(uncommon, usually, reduplicated) An expression of laughter.

Synonyms: ha, hehe (more common)

Anagrams

• -eh, E.H., EH, eH, eh

Noun

HE (countable and uncountable, plural HEs)

Initialism of high explosive.

Initialism of higher education.

Initialism of health education.

Initialism of His Excellency, Her Excellency.

Initialism of His Eminence.

Initialism of home entertainment.

Initialism of human era (“current epoch”).

Proper noun

HE

Abbreviation of Hesse, a federal state of Germany.

Phrase

HE

(Internet slang) Initialism of how embarrassing.

Anagrams

• -eh, E.H., EH, eH, eh

Source: Wiktionary



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