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Meaning of “he” in the English Dictionary

"he" in British English

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hepronoun

uk   us   strong /hiː/ weak /hi/ /i/
A1 used as the ​subject of a ​verb to refer to a man, ​boy, or ​maleanimal that has already been ​mentioned: Don't ​ask Andrew, he won't ​know. There's no need to be ​frightened - he's a very ​friendlydog. old-fashioned used to refer to a ​person whose ​sex is not ​known: The ​moderntraveller 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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henoun [C]

uk   us   /hiː/
a ​male: How can you ​tell whether the ​fish is a he or a she?
(Definition of he from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"he" in American English

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hepronoun

 us   /hi, i/ male
the ​male being ​spoken about, who has already been ​mentioned: Don’t ​ask Andrew, he won’t ​know. He is also used to refer to a ​person whose ​sex is not ​known: Today a ​person can ​travelanywhere he ​likes.
he
noun [C]  us   /hi/
male Is ​yourturtle a he or a she?
(Definition of he from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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