Meaning of “he's” in the English Dictionary

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"he's" in British English

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uk /hiːz/ us /hiːz/

short form of he is:

He's a great guy.

short form of he has:

He's just bought a new digital camera.

More examples

  • He's not amazingly handsome, but he's nice.
  • Simon always makes a complete fool of himself when he's drunk.
  • Dad makes a terrible mess when he's cooking.
  • I think he's the greatest footballer ever.
  • He missed two practice sessions so he's out of the team.

(Definition of “he's” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"he’s" in American English

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us /hiz, iz/

contraction of he is or he has:

He’s (= He is) late.
He’s (= He has) got $12 left.

(Definition of “he’s” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)