Definitions for WEwi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wewi(pron.pl.; poss.)our or ours

  1. Category: Function Word

    Ref: nominative plural of I 2

  2. (used to denote oneself and another or others, specifically or generally):

    We have two children. We often take good health for granted.

    Category: Function Word

  3. (used in the predicate following a copulative verb):

    It is we who should thank you.

    Category: Function Word

  4. Category: Function Word

    Ref: Also called the royalwe .

  5. Category: Function Word

    Ref: Also called the editorialwe

  6. you (used familiarly, often with mild condescension or sarcasm):

    We know we've been naughty, don't we?

    Category: Function Word

Origin of we:

bef. 900; ME; OE wē, c. OS wī, wē, OHG wir, ON vēr, Go weis

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. we(pronoun)wi

    I and one or more other people

    We have to go.; We're both teachers.

  2. wewi

    indicates people in general

    We have to start using less oil.

Wiktionary

  1. we(Pronoun)

    The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person.

    We Canadians like to think of ourselves as different.

  2. we(Pronoun)

    The speaker/writer alone. (The use of we in the singular is the editorial we, used by writers and others, including royaltyu2014the royal weu2014as a less personal substitute for I. The reflexive case of this sense of we is ourself.)

  3. Origin: From wiz, from wes-. Cognate with Old Frisian wi, Old Saxon wi (Low German wi), Old High German wir (German wir), Dutch wij, Old Norse vér (Swedish vi), Gothic 0345033403390343.

Webster Dictionary

  1. We

    of I

  2. We

    the plural nominative case of the pronoun of the first person; the word with which a person in speaking or writing denotes a number or company of which he is one, as the subject of an action expressed by a verb

Freebase

  1. We

    We is the first-person, plural personal pronoun in Modern English.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. we

    The smear of life against the radiant _x_.

CrunchBase

  1. We

    We has developed a revolutionary platform for mobile communications that represents the next communication paradigm. We is currently in private beta and will be launching publicly in summer 2013.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #37

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #13


Translations for WE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

we(pronoun)

(used only as the subject of a verb) the word used by a speaker or writer in mentioning himself or herself together with other people

We are going home tomorrow.

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