pronoun (subjective) 1. refers to a male person or animal ⇒ he looks interesting, ⇒ he's a fine stallion 2. refers to an indefinite antecedent such as one, whoever, or anybody ⇒ everybody can do as he likes in this country 3. refers to a person or animal of unknown or unspecified sex ⇒ a member of the party may vote as he sees fit noun 4.
a. a male person or animal
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Word origin of 'he'Old English hē; related to Old Saxon hie, Old High German her he, Old Slavonic sĭ this, Latin cis on this side