[ shee ]
/ ʃi /
pronoun, singular nominative she, possessive her or hers, objective her; plural nominative they, possessive their or theirs, objective them.
the female person or animal being discussed or last mentioned; that female.
the woman: She who listens learns.
anything considered, as by personification, to be feminine: spring, with all the memories she conjures up.
noun, plural shes.
a female person or animal.
an object or device considered as female or feminine.
Words nearby she
Origin of she
Definition for she (2 of 3)
[ shee-er-hee, shee-hee ]
/ ˈʃi ərˈhi, ˈʃiˈhi /
she or he: used as an orthographic device to avoid he when the sex of the antecedent is unknown or irrelevant.
usage note for s/he
Definition for she (3 of 3)
[ sheez ]
/ ʃiz /
contraction of she is.
contraction of she has.
usage note for she's
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British Dictionary definitions for she (1 of 2)
/ (ʃiː) /
refers to a female person or animalshe is a doctor; she's a fine mare
refers to things personified as feminine, such as cars, ships, and nations
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
Word Origin for she
Old English sīe, accusative of sēo, feminine demonstrative pronoun
See me 1
British Dictionary definitions for she (2 of 2)
/ (ʃiːz) /
she is or she has
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