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  2  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]: 
 
  His  \His\,  pron.  [AS.  his  of  him  his  gen.  masc.  &  neut.  of  h?, 
  neut.  hit.  See  {He}.] 
  1.  Belonging  or  pertaining  to  him  --  used  as  a  pronominal 
  adjective  or  adjective  pronoun;  as  tell  John  his  papers 
  are  ready;  formerly  used  also  for  its  but  this  use  is  now 
  obsolete. 
 
  No  comfortable  star  did  lend  his  light.  --Shak. 
 
  Who  can  impress  the  forest,  bid  the  tree  Unfix  his 
  earth-bound  root?  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  Also  formerly  used  in  connection  with  a  noun  simply  as 
  a  sign  of  the  possessive.  ``The  king  his  son.''  --Shak. 
  ``By  young  Telemachus  his  blooming  years.''  --Pope. 
  This  his  is  probably  a  corruption  of  the  old  possessive 
  ending  -is  or  -es,  which  being  written  as  a  separate 
  word  was  at  length  confounded  with  the  pronoun  his 
 
  2.  The  possessive  of  he  as  the  book  is  his  ``The  sea  is 
  his  and  he  made  it.''  --Ps.  xcv.  5. 




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