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she

[ shee ]
/ ʃi /
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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.

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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
See he1, me, they.

Definition for she (2 of 2)

s/he
[ shee-er-hee, shee-hee ]
/ ˈʃi ərˈhi, ˈʃiˈhi /

pronoun

she or he: used as an orthographic device to avoid he when the sex of the antecedent is unknown or irrelevant.
Compare she/he.
See he1.
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British Dictionary definitions for she

she
/ (ʃiː) /

pronoun (subjective)

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

noun

  1. a female person or animal
  2. (in combination)she-cat
Old English sīe, accusative of sēo, feminine demonstrative pronoun
See me 1
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