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he / / • pron. [third person sing.] used to refer to a man, boy, or male animal previously mentioned or easily identified: everyone liked my father—he was the perfect gentleman. ∎  used to refer to a person or animal of unspecified sex (in modern use, now chiefly replaced by “he or she” or “they”: (see usage below): every child needs to know that he is loved. ∎  any person (in modern use, now chiefly replaced by “anyone” or “the person”): he who is silent consents. • n. [in sing.] a male; a man: is that a he or a she? ∎  [in comb.] male: a he-goat.

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he1 3rd sg. m. pers. pron. OE. hḗ = OS. he, hi(e); f. Gmc. dem. stem *χi-, repr. also in OHG. (Franconian) her, he; also OHG. hiutu (:- *hiu tagu this day), G. heute today, ON. dem. hinn, Goth. himma daga today. See also HIM, HIS, HITHER, HENCE, IT. IE. *k̂(e)i, *k̂e are repr. also in L. cis on this side, dem. particle -ce, OIr. this, Lith. šìs, OSl. sǐ this, Gr. ekeî there.

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HE • abbr. ∎  high explosive. ∎  His Eminence. ∎  His or Her Excellency.

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he2 excl. of laughter, usually repeated he he (he). OE. he he.

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He • symb. the chemical element helium.

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He, symbol for the element helium.

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heabsentee, addressee, adoptee, agree, allottee, amputee, appellee, appointee, appraisee, après-ski, assignee, attendee, bailee, bain-marie, Bangui, bargee, bawbee, be, Bea, bee, bootee, bouquet garni, bourgeoisie, Brie, BSc, buckshee, Capri, cc, chimpanzee, cohabitee, conferee, consignee, consultee, Cree, debauchee, decree, dedicatee, Dee, degree, deportee, dernier cri, detainee, devisee, devotee, divorcee, draftee, dree, Dundee, dungaree, eau-de-vie, emcee, employee, endorsee, en famille, ennui, enrollee, escapee, esprit, evacuee, examinee, expellee, fee, fiddle-de-dee, flea, flee, fleur-de-lis, foresee, franchisee, free, fusee (US fuzee), Gardaí, garnishee, gee, ghee, glee, goatee, grandee, Grand Prix, grantee, Guarani, guarantee, he, indictee, inductee, internee, interviewee, invitee, jamboree, Jaycee, jeu d'esprit, key, knee, Lea, lee, legatee, Leigh, lessee, Ley, licensee, loanee, lychee, manatee, Manichee, maquis, Marie, marquee, me, Midi, mortgagee, MSc, nominee, obligee, Otomi, parolee, Parsee, parti pris, patentee, Pawnee, payee, pea, pee, permittee, plc, plea, pledgee, pollee, presentee, promisee, quay, ratatouille, referee, refugee, releasee, repartee, retiree, returnee, rupee, scot-free, scree, sea, secondee, see, settee, Shanxi, Shawnee, shchi, she, shea, si, sirree, ski, spree, standee, suttee, tant pis, tea, tee, tee-hee, Tennessee, testee, the, thee, three, thuggee, Tiree, Torquay, trainee, Tralee, transferee, tree, Trincomalee, trustee, tutee, twee, Twi, undersea, vestee, vis-à-vis, wagon-lit, Waikiki, warrantee, we, wee, whee, whoopee, ye, yippee, Zuider Zee

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