From Middle English he, from Old English hē, from Proto-Germanic *hiz (“this, this one”).
he (third-person singular, masculine, nominative case, oblique him, reflexive himself, possessive his)
- (personal) A male person or animal already known or implied.
- (personal, sometimes proscribed, see usage notes) A person whose gender is unknown or irrelevant.
- (personal) An animal whose gender is unknown.
- A genderless object regarded as masculine, such as certain stars (e.g. Sun, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter) or certain ships
- (African American Vernacular) Synonym of his
he (countable and uncountable, plural hes)
- (uncountable) The game of tag, or it, in which the player attempting to catch the others is called "he".
- The player attempting to catch the others in this game.
- (informal) A male.
Transliteration of various Semitic letters, such as Phoenician ? (h), Hebrew ה (h) and Syriac ܗ (h, “hē”).
- The name of the fifth letter of many Semitic alphabets (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).