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Definition of SHE

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She \She\, pron. [sing. nom. {She}; poss. {Her}. or {Hers}; obj. {Her}; pl. nom. {They}; poss. {Their}or {Theirs}; obj. {Them}.] [OE. she, sche, scheo, scho, AS. se['o], fem. of the definite article, originally a demonstrative pronoun; cf. OS. siu, D. zij, G. sie, OHG. siu, s[imac], si, Icel. s[=u], sj[=a], Goth. si she, s[=o], fem. article, Russ. siia, fem., this, Gr. ?, fem. article, Skr. s[=a], sy[=a]. The possessive her or hers, and the objective her, are from a different root. See {Her}.]
     1. This or that female; the woman understood or referred to; the animal of the female sex, or object personified as feminine, which was spoken of. [1913 Webster]

              She loved her children best in every wise.
                                                    --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

              Then Sarah denied, . . . for she was afraid. --Gen. xviii. 15. [1913 Webster]

     2. A woman; a female; -- used substantively. [R.] [1913 Webster]

              Lady, you are the cruelest she alive. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     Note: She is used in composition with nouns of common gender, for female, to denote an animal of the female sex; as, a she-bear; a she-cat. [1913 Webster]

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

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]

36 Moby Thesaurus words for "she":
     I, I myself, alter, alter ego, alterum, better self, ego, ethical self, female, female being, he, her, herself, him, himself, inner man, inner self, it, me, my humble self, myself, number one, oneself, other self, ourselves, self, 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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