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  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

  3. Origin: [As. w; akin to OS. w, OFries. & LG. wi, D. wij, G. wir, Icel. vr, Sw. & Dan. vi, Goth. weis, Skr. vayam. 190.]


  1. We

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. We

    wē, pron.pl. of I: I and others. [A.S. ; cog. with Goth. weis, Ger. wir.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. we

    The smear of life against the radiant _x_.


  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. we

    Relating to a group of people.

    We are an amazing humanity working together for the benefit of everyone.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 17, 2020  

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  1. we

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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

How to pronounce we?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of we in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of we in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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