he /ˈhi, i/
He pron. [nom. He; poss. His obj. Him pl. nom. They poss. Their or Theirs obj. Them ]
1. The man or male being (or object personified to which the masculine gender is assigned), previously designated; a pronoun of the masculine gender, usually referring to a specified subject already indicated.
Thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. --Gen. iii. 16.
Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God; him shalt thou serve. --Deut. x. 20.
2. Any one; the man or person; -- used indefinitely, and usually followed by a relative pronoun.
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise. --Prov. xiii. 20.
3. Man; a male; any male person; -- in this sense used substantively.
I stand to answer thee,
Or any he, the proudest of thy sort. --Shak.
Note: ☞ When a collective noun or a class is referred to, he is of common gender. In early English, he referred to a feminine or neuter noun, or to one in the plural, as well as to noun in the masculine singular. In composition, he denotes a male animal; as, a he-goat.
n 1: 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) [syn: helium,
atomic number 2]
2: the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet