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H.E.

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  1. high explosive.Also HE
  2. His Eminence.
  3. His Excellency; Her Excellency.
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HE

or H.E.

  1. high explosive.
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British Dictionary definitions for h.e.

He

the chemical symbol for
  1. helium
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HE

abbreviation for
  1. high explosive
  2. His Eminence
  3. His (or Her) Excellency
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he1

pronoun (subjective)
  1. refers to a male person or animalhe looks interesting; he's a fine stallion
  2. refers to an indefinite antecedent such as one, whoever, or anybodyeverybody can do as he likes in this country
  3. refers to a person or animal of unknown or unspecified sexa member of the party may vote as he sees fit
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noun
    1. a male person or animal
    2. (in combination)he-goat
    1. a children's game in which one player chases the others in an attempt to touch one of them, who then becomes the chaserCompare tag 2
    2. the person chasingCompare it 1 (def. 7)
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Word Origin

Old English hē; related to Old Saxon hie, Old High German her he, Old Slavonic this, Latin cis on this side

he2

noun
  1. the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ה), transliterated as h
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he3

interjection
  1. an expression of amusement or derisionAlso: he-he!, hee-hee!
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Word Origin and History for h.e.

he

pron.

Old English he (see paradigm of Old English third person pronoun below), from Proto-Germanic *hi- (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch he, hi, Dutch hy, Old High German he), from PIE *ki-, variant of *ko-, the "this, here" (as opposed to "that, there") root (cf. Hittite ki "this," Greek ekeinos "that person," Old Church Slavonic si, Lithuanian šis "this"), and thus the source of the third person pronouns in Old English. The feminine, hio, was replaced in early Middle English by forms from other stems (see she), while the h- wore off Old English neuter hit to make modern it. The Proto-Germanic root also is the source of the first element in German heute "today," literally "the day" (cf. Old English heodæg).

caseSINGULAR--PLURAL
-masc.neut.fem.(all genders)
nom.hehitheo, hiohie, hi
acc.hinehithie, hihie, hi
gen.hishishirehira, heora
dat.himhimhirehim, heom

Pleonastic use with the noun ("Mistah Kurtz, he dead") is attested from late Old English. With animal words, meaning "male" (he-goat, etc.) from c.1300.

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h.e. in Medicine

He

  1. The symbol for the elementhelium

h.e. in Science

He