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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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?,  masc.,  he['o],  fem.,  hit,  neut.;  pl 
  h[=i],  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. 
 
  Thy  desire  shall  be  to  thy  husband,  and  he  shall 
  rule  over  thee.  --Gen.  iii. 
  16. 
 
  Thou  shalt  fear  the  Lord  thy  God;  him  shalt  thou 
  serve.  --Deut.  x.  20. 
 
  2.  Any  one  the  man  or  person;  --  used  indefinitely,  and 
  usually  followed  by  a  relative  pronoun. 
 
  He  that  walketh  with  wise  men  shall  be  wise.  --Prov. 
  xiii.  20. 
 
  3.  Man;  a  male;  any  male  person;  --  in  this  sense  used 
  substantively.  --Chaucer. 
 
  I  stand  to  answer  thee,  Or  any  he  the  proudest  of 
  thy  sort.  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Him  \Him\,  pron. 
  Them  See  {Hem}.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Him  \Him\,  pron.  [AS.  him  dat.  of  h[=e].  [root]183.  See  {He}.] 
  The  objective  case  of  he  See  {He}. 
 
  Him  that  is  weak  in  the  faith  receive.  --Rom.  xiv.  1. 
 
  Friends  who  have  given  him  the  most  sympathy. 
  --Thackeray. 
 
  Note:  In  old  English  his  and  him  were  respectively  the 
  genitive  and  dative  forms  of  it  as  well  as  of  he  This 
  use  is  now  obsolete.  Poetically,  him  is  sometimes  used 
  with  the  reflexive  sense  of  himself. 
 
  I  never  saw  but  Humphrey,  duke  of  Gloster,  Did 
  bear  him  like  a  noble  gentleman.  --Shak. 




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