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pronoun,singular nominative she,possessive her or hers,objective her;plural nominative they,possessive their or theirs,objective them.
  1. the female person or animal being discussed or last mentioned; that female.

  2. the woman: She who listens learns.

  1. anything considered, as by personification, to be feminine: spring, with all the memories she conjures up.

noun,plural shes.
  1. a female person or animal.

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

Origin of she

1125–75; Middle English, alteration of Old English sēo, sīo, sīe, feminine of sethe1; replacing Old English hēo, hīo, feminine personal pronoun; see he1, her

usage note For she

See he1, me, they.

Other definitions for s/he (2 of 2)

[ shee-er-hee, shee-hee ]

  1. she or he: used as an orthographic device to avoid a gender-specific pronoun when the gender of the antecedent is unknown or irrelevant.

usage note For s/he

See he1. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use she in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for she


/ (ʃiː) /

  1. refers to a female person or animal: she is a doctor; she's a fine mare

  2. refers to things personified as feminine, such as cars, ships, and nations

  1. Australian and NZ an informal word for it 1 (def. 3) she's apples; she'll be right

    • a female person or animal

    • (in combination): she-cat

Origin of she

Old English sīe, accusative of sēo, feminine demonstrative pronoun


See me 1

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