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Definition of HE

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Personal \Per"son*al\ (p[~e]r"s[u^]n*al), a. [L. personalis: cf. F. personnel.]
     1. Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things. [1913 Webster]

              Every man so termed by way of personal difference.
                                                    --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

     2. Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals; peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or general; as, personal comfort; personal desire. [1913 Webster]

              The words are conditional, -- If thou doest well, -- and so personal to Cain.              --Locke. [1913 Webster]

     3. Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance; corporeal; as, personal charms. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     4. Done in person; without the intervention of another.
        "Personal communication." --Fabyan. [1913 Webster]

              The immediate and personal speaking of God. --White. [1913 Webster]

     5. Relating to an individual, his character, conduct, motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive manner; as, personal reflections or remarks. [1913 Webster]

     6. (Gram.) Denoting person; as, a personal pronoun. [1913 Webster]

     {Personal action} (Law), a suit or action by which a man claims a debt or personal duty, or damages in lieu of it; or wherein he claims satisfaction in damages for an injury to his person or property, or the specific recovery of goods or chattels; -- opposed to real action.

     {Personal equation}. (Astron.) See under {Equation}.

     {Personal estate} or {Personal property} (Law), movables; chattels; -- opposed to {real estate} or {real property}. It usually consists of things temporary and movable, including all subjects of property not of a freehold nature.

     {Personal identity} (Metaph.), the persistent and continuous unity of the individual person, which is attested by consciousness.

     {Personal pronoun} (Gram.), one of the pronouns {I}, {thou}, {he}, {she}, {it}, and their plurals.

     {Personal representatives} (Law), the executors or administrators of a person deceased.

     {Personal rights}, rights appertaining to the person; as, the rights of a personal security, personal liberty, and private property.

     {Personal tithes}. See under {Tithe}.

     {Personal verb} (Gram.), a verb which is modified or inflected to correspond with the three persons. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

He \He\ (h[=e]), pron. [nom. {He}; poss. {His} (h[i^]z); obj. {Him} (h[i^]m); pl. nom. {They} ([th][=a]); poss. {Their} or {Theirs} ([th][^a]rz or [th][=a]rz); obj. {Them} ([th][e^]m).] [AS. h[=e], masc., he['o], fem., hit, neut.; pl. h[imac], or hie, hig; akin to OFries. hi, D. hij, OS. he, hi, G. heute to-day, Goth. himma, dat. masc., this, hina, accus. masc., and hita, accus. neut., and prob. to L. his this. [root]183. Cf. {It}.]
     1. The man or male being (or object personified to which the masculine gender is assigned), previously designated; a pronoun of the masculine gender, usually referring to a specified subject already indicated. [1913 Webster]

              Thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.                       --Gen. iii.
                                                    16. [1913 Webster]

              Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God; him shalt thou serve.                                --Deut. x. 20. [1913 Webster]

     2. Any one; the man or person; -- used indefinitely, and usually followed by a relative pronoun. [1913 Webster]

              He that walketh with wise men shall be wise. --Prov. xiii. 20. [1913 Webster]

     3. Man; a male; any male person; -- in this sense used substantively. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

              I stand to answer thee,
              Or any he, the proudest of thy sort.  --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     Note: When a collective noun or a class is referred to, he is of common gender. In early English, he referred to a feminine or neuter noun, or to one in the plural, as well as to noun in the masculine singular. In composition, he denotes a male animal; as, a he-goat. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

He \He\, (Chem.)
     The chemical symbol for {helium}.

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

         HoehenEinheit [1HE = 19"]

V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

51 Moby Thesaurus words for "he":
     I, I myself, alter, alter ego, alterum, better self, bloke, boy, buck, chap, ego, ethical self, fellow, gee, gent, gentleman, guy, her, herself, him, himself, his, hombre, homme, inner man, inner self, it, male, male being, male person, man, masculine, me, my humble self, myself, number one, oneself, other self, ourselves, self, she, subconscious self, subliminal self, superego, them, themselves, they, you, yours truly, yourself, yourselves

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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