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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. 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.
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noun [C] uk   /hiː/ us  
a male: How can you tell whether the fish is a he or a she?
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