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Meaning of “she” in the English Dictionary

"she" in British English

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shepronoun

uk   us   strong /ʃiː/ weak /ʃi/
A1 used as the ​subject of a ​verb to refer to a woman, ​girl, or ​femaleanimal that has already been ​mentioned: I ​asked my ​mother if she'd ​lend me some ​money, but she said no. old-fashioned used ​instead of "it" to refer to a ​country, ​ship, or ​vehicle: After ​Indiabecameindependent, she ​chose to be a ​member of the ​Commonwealth. Look at my new ​car - isn't she ​beautiful?

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shenoun [C]

uk   us   strong /ʃiː/ weak /ʃi/
a ​female: Is this ​kitten a she or a he?
she-
prefix uk   us   /ʃiː-/
a she-wolf (= a ​femalewolf)
(Definition of she from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"she" in American English

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shepronoun

 us   /ʃi/ female
the ​female being ​spoken about, who has already been ​mentioned: I ​asked Barb if she’d ​lend me some ​money, but she said no. She’s such a ​cutedog! She is sometimes used ​instead of "it" to refer to something, such as a ​country, ​vehicle, or ​ship, that has already been ​mentioned: Look at my new ​car – isn’t she a ​beauty?
she
noun [C]  us   /ʃi/
female The ​kitten is a she, not a he.
(Definition of she from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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