[hee; unstressed ee] /hi; unstressed i/
pronoun, nominative he, possessive his, objective him; plural nominative they, possessive their or theirs, objective them.
the male person or animal being discussed or last mentioned; that male.
anyone (without reference to sex); that person:
He who hesitates is lost.
noun, plural hes.
any male person or animal; a man:
hes and shes.
male (usually used in combination):
the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
any of the sounds represented by this letter.
His Excellency; Her Excellency.
[heez; unstressed eez] /hiz; unstressed iz/
contraction of he is.
contraction of he has.
/hiː; unstressed iː/
refers to a male person or animal: he looks interesting, he’s a fine stallion
refers to an indefinite antecedent such as one, whoever, or anybody: everybody can do as he likes in this country
refers to a person or animal of unknown or unspecified sex: a member of the party may vote as he sees fit
/heɪ; Hebrew he/
the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ה), transliterated as h
an expression of amusement or derision Also he-he!, hee-hee!
His (or Her) Excellency
he is or he has
Old English he (see paradigm of Old English third person pronoun below), from Proto-Germanic *hi- (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch he, hi, Dutch hy, Old High German he), from PIE *ki-, variant of *ko-, the “this, here” (as opposed to “that, there”) root (cf. Hittite ki “this,” Greek ekeinos “that person,” Old Church Slavonic si, Lithuanian šis “this”), and thus the source of the third person pronouns in Old English. The feminine, hio, was replaced in early Middle English by forms from other stems (see she), while the h- wore off Old English neuter hit to make modern it. The Proto-Germanic root also is the source of the first element in German heute “today,” literally “the day” (cf. Old English heodæg).
case SINGULAR – – PLURAL
– masc. neut. fem. (all genders)
nom. he hit heo, hio hie, hi
acc. hine hit hie, hi hie, hi
gen. his his hire hira, heora
dat. him him hire him, heom
Pleonastic use with the noun (“Mistah Kurtz, he dead”) is attested from late Old English. With animal words, meaning “male” (he-goat, etc.) from c.1300.
The symbol for the element helium.
The symbol for helium.
A very lightweight, colorless, odorless element in the noble gas group. Helium occurs in natural gas, in radioactive ores, and in small amounts in the atmosphere. It has the lowest boiling point of any substance and is the second most abundant element in the universe. Helium is used to provide lift for balloons and blimps and to create artificial air that will not react chemically. Atomic number 2; atomic weight 4.0026; boiling point -268.9°C; density at 0°C 0.1785 gram per liter. See Periodic Table.
Our Living Language : The second most abundant element in the universe after hydrogen, Helium (symbol He) is a colorless, odorless, nonmetallic gas that is produced abundantly by the nuclear fusion in all stars and is found in smaller amounts on Earth. It was discovered by the British scientist—and founding editor of the journal Nature—Joseph Norman Lockyer in 1868, while he was studying a solar eclipse with a spectroscope, an instrument that breaks light up into a spectrum. If an element is heated up enough to glow, the emitted light produces a unique spectrum when refracted through a prism. Lockyer noticed that the spectrum of the Sun’s corona, which is visible only during a solar eclipse, contained lines produced by an unknown element. He named the element helium from helios, the Greek word for “sun.” Helios gives us many other words pertaining to the Sun, such as heliocentric and perihelion.
Her (or His) Excellency
His (or Her) Eminence
1. high explosive. Also, HE. 2. His Eminence. 3. His Excellency; Her Excellency. 1. high explosive. /hiː; unstressed iː/ pronoun (subjective) 1. refers to a male person or animal: he looks interesting, he’s a fine stallion 2. refers to an indefinite antecedent such as one, whoever, or anybody: everybody can do as he likes in […]
[hed-eyk] /ˈhɛdˌeɪk/ noun 1. a pain located in the head, as over the eyes, at the temples, or at the base of the skull. 2. an annoying or bothersome person, situation, activity, etc. /ˈhɛdˌeɪk/ noun 1. pain in the head, caused by dilation of cerebral arteries, muscle contraction, insufficient oxygen in the cerebral blood, reaction […]
[hed-ey-kee] /ˈhɛdˌeɪ ki/ adjective 1. having a . 2. accompanied by or causing : a headachy cold. /ˈhɛdˌeɪkɪ/ adjective 1. suffering from, caused by, or likely to cause a headache
- Head and shoulders above
Greatly superior to, as in This book is head and shoulders above her first one. This expression transfers physical stature to other kinds of status. [ Mid-1800s ]