Definitions for SHEʃi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

she*ʃi(pron.)(sing.)she; her; hers

  1. (pron.)the female person or animal being discussed or last mentioned; that female.

  2. the woman:

    She who listens learns.

  3. anything considered, as by personification, to be feminine:

    spring, with all the memories she conjures up.

  4. (n.)a female person or animal.

  5. an object or device considered as female or feminine.

* nom.. Usage: See he1, me, they.

Origin of she:

1125–75; ME, alter. of OE sēo, sīo, sīe, fem. of sethe1; cf. her

s/he*ˈʃi ərˈhi, ˈʃiˈhi(pron.)

  1. she or he: used as an orthographic device to avoid he when the sex of the antecedent is unknown or irrelevant.

    Category: Usage Note

    Ref: Compare she/he.

* Usage: See he1.

Origin of s/he:


Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. she(pronoun)ʃi

    indicates a female who has already been mentioned

    "Did you see Kim?" "No, she wasn't there."


  1. she(Noun)

    A female.

    And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare / As any she belied with false compare uE00017021uE001 Shakespeare.

  2. she(Pronoun)

    A female person or animal.

  3. she(Pronoun)

    A ship or country.

  4. she(Pronoun)

    Machinery such as cars and steam engines.

    She is a beautiful boat, isn't she?

  5. she(Pronoun)

    he/she. used arbitrarily with he for an indefinite person in order to be gender-neutral.

  6. she(Pronoun)

    He or she

  7. she(Pronoun)

    He or she; singular of they, used as a gender-neutral reference to the third person singular.

  8. Origin: From sche, hye, from earlier scho, hyo, ȝho, a phonetic development of heo, hio, from hijō, from k'e-. Cognate with dialectal hoo, scho, shu, hja, jü, hun, hon. More at he.

Webster Dictionary

  1. She

    this or that female; the woman understood or referred to; the animal of the female sex, or object personified as feminine, which was spoken of

  2. She

    a woman; a female; -- used substantively

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SHE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #31

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SHE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #43

Translations for SHE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a female person or animal already spoken about

When the girl saw us, she asked the time.

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