Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “he”

he

pronoun uk   strong /hiː/ weak /hi/ /i/ us  
A1 used as the subject of a verb to refer to a man, boy, or male animal that has already been mentioned: Don't ask Andrew, he won't know. There's no need to be frightened - he's a very friendly dog.Personal pronouns old-fashioned used to refer to a person whose sex is not known: The modern traveller can go where he likes. As soon as the baby is born he'll start to take an interest in the world around him.Personal pronouns

he

noun [C] uk   /hiː/ us  
a male: How can you tell whether the fish is a he or a she?Species and gendersCategories and varieties
(Definition of he from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of he?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “he” in other dictionaries

SMART Thesaurus: Species & genders

“he”: synonyms and related words:

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

Word of the Day

improvisation

a performance that an actor, musician, etc. has not practised or planned

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More