He

Definitions

  • "'I will keep these on,' he said to the shopkeeper."
    "'I will keep these on,' he said to the shopkeeper."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n he the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
    • n He a very light colorless element that is one of the six inert gasses; the most difficult gas to liquefy; occurs in economically extractable amounts in certain natural gases (as those found in Texas and Kansas)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

He used to hunt rabbits in Kentucky He used to hunt rabbits in Kentucky
He Was Yelling for Water 223 He Was Yelling for Water 223
Sang So Loud You Would Think he Would Split Hisself 333 Sang So Loud You Would Think he Would Split Hisself 333
He sot by me He sot by me
He wuzn't goin' to stir He wuzn't goin' to stir
He wuz rooted to the spot He wuz rooted to the spot
He looks so rottenly respectable He looks so rottenly respectable
He lost himself in a lonely valley He lost himself in a lonely valley

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The seventeenth president of the United States, Andrew Johnson did not know how to read until he was 17 years old
    • He Any one; the man or person; -- used indefinitely, and usually followed by a relative pronoun. "He that walketh with wise men shall be wise."
    • He Man; a male; any male person; -- in this sense used substantively. "I stand to answer thee,
      Or any he , the proudest of thy sort."
    • He 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.""Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God; him shalt thou serve."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Chef Boyardee is actually a real person. His real name is Hector Boiardi and he was born in northern Italy in 1898
    • he A personal pronoun of the third person, the form he being nomiuative singular masculine. It stands for a noun or another pronoun previously expressed, or in place of such a word not expressed when pointed out by the situation. The various forms of he, including those of Middle English with their Anglo-Saxon originals and their cognates, are here given according to gender and case, with quotations. Idiomatic uses applicable to all forms are then treated without regard to case.
    • he A. Masc. sing.
    • he Nom. he. [Colloq. or dial. also e, also ha, a (see a), ⟨ ME. he, heo, ha, ho, a, e, ⟨ AS. hē = OS. he, hi, hie = OFries. hi, he = MLG. he, LG. he, hei = Dutch hij = Goth. *his (= Icel. hann = Sw. Dan. han): see further in etym. above.]
    • he Poss. (gen.) his (hiz). [Colloq. or dial. also is, ⟨ ME. his, hys, is, ys, ⟨ AS. his = OFries. his(= OS., etc., is, from another root: see etym. above).] Of him: now always merely possessive, and preceding the noun, but originally also nsed objectively with certain verbs. By a confusion of the genitive suffix -es, -is with this possessive form of the personal pronoun, the suffix came in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to be often written separately as his: as, Artaxerxes his crown, etc. For this use, see under his. For the neuter his, see C .
    • he Obj. (dat.) him. (Colloq. or dial. also im, ⟨ ME. him, hym, ⟨ AS. him, hym = OFries. him = Dutch hem (= MLG. im, em, LG. em = OHG. imo, MHG. ime, im, German ihm = Goth. imma, from another root: see etym. above).] This form, originally only dative, is also used as accusative, having displaced the original form for the accusative. See . For the neuter him, see C .
    • he Conversely, him is often used, colloquially, for he in the predicate: as, it is him; like “it is me” for “it is I.” See I.] Obj. (acc.) him. [A substitution of the dative form him, or an accom. to him of the earlier form, ME. hin, hine, ⟨ AS. hine = OFries. hini, hine (also him, hem)(cf. OS. ina = OHG. ina, MHG. ine, German in, German ihn = Goth. ina, from another root: see etym. above).] See above.
    • he B. Fem. sing.
    • he Nom. he, ho, hoo (now only dialectal, the form she, of different origin, being used in literary English). [English dial. also e, a; ⟨ ME. he, hi, hie, heo, ha, hoe, ho, hue, a (also zeo, zho, zoe, ze, these forms affording a transition to the use of scheo, scho, sche, she, whence mod. E. she, q. v.), ⟨ AS. heó, hió, hié, hī = OFries, hio, hiu (for other Teut. forms, see she).] She.
    • he Poss. (gen.) heraldry [English dial. also er; ⟨ ME. her, hir, here, hire, hur, hure, ir, ⟨ AS. hire, hyre = OFries. hiri = Dutch harer (cf. MLG. er, ir, LG. er = OHG. ira, iro, MHG. ire, German ihr = Goth. izōs, from another root: see etym. above).]
    • he Obj. (dat.) heraldry [English dial. also er; ⟨ ME. her, hir, hyr, here, hire, hure, hur, ⟨ AS. hire, hyre = OFries. hiri = Dutch haar (cf. OS. iru = MLG. er, ir, LG. er = OHG. iru, MHG. ire, ir, German ihr = Goth. iza, from another root: see etym. above).]
    • he Obj. (acc.) heraldry [English dial. also er; ⟨ ME. her, hir, hyr, substituted (as also the masc. dat. for acc.) for the orig. acc., ME. heo, hi (also hise, his, is), ⟨ AS. hie, hi = OFries. hia (for other Teut. forms, see she).]
    • he C. Neut. sing.
    • he Nom. it. [English dial. also hit (rather as a corrupt aspiration of the prevalent it than a survival of the orig. form hit), early mod. E. also yt, ⟨ ME. it, yt, et, hit, hyt, ⟨ AS. hit, hyt = OFries. hit = Dutch het (cf. OS. it = MLG. it, et, LG. et = OHG. iz, ez, MHG. ez, German es = Goth. ita = Latin id, etc., from another root: see etym. above).]
    • he Poss. its, formerly his. [The poss. form its is first recorded in print in 1598. It is formed from it by the addition of the common possessive (genitive) suffix -s, of nouns, the nom. and obj. form it being also used for a time in the possessive without a suffix. The substitution arose when the orig. neut. poss. his, which had the same form as the masc. poss. his, began to be regarded as masc. only, thus giving it, when used properly as neut., the appearance of a personification. Earlier mod. E. his, hys, ⟨ ME. his, hys, ⟨ AS. his, in form like the masc. his: see A .]
    • he Obj. (dat.) it. [This is a substitution for the orig. him, the nom. and acc. it being so frequent (by reason of the numerous idiomatic uses of the word) that the dative gave way to the accusative, while in the masc. and fem. the accusative gave way to the dative. Early mod. E. him, ⟨ ME. him, hym, ⟨ AS. him, etc., in forms like the masc.: see A .]
    • he Obj. (acc.) it. [⟨ ME. it, hit, et, ⟨ AS. hit, etc., in forms like the nom. See above.]
    • he D. Masc., fem., and neut. pl. [Obsolete or colloquial (see , below), the form they, of different origin, being used in literary English.] Nom. he, hi. [ME. he, heo, hio, hi, hie, ha, hue, etc., ⟨ AS. hī, hīe, hig, heó, hió = OFries. hia (in other Teut. forms from a different root, represented by she).] They: displaced in modern English by they (which see).
    • he Poss. (gen.) her, here. [Now only dial.; ⟨ ME. here, hire, hure, huere, hare, hore, heore, ⟨ AS. hira, hyra, heora = OFries. hiara.] Their: displaced in modern English by their (which see, under they).
    • he Obj. (dat.) hem, em, 'em. [Common in early mod. E., in which it came to be regarded as a contr. of the equiv. them, and was therefore in the 17th century often printed 'hem, 'em; in present use only colloq., written 'em (see 'em); ⟨ ME, hem, ham, hom, heom, hemen, ⟨ AS. him, heom = OFries. hiam, him, himmen, etc. (cf. Goth. im, from another root: see etym. above).] Them. See they.
    • he Obj. (acc.) hem, em, 'em. [⟨ ME. hem, hom, etc.; a substitution for the orig. he, hi, etc. (same form as the nom.), the dative having displaced the accusative here as in the singular (see A ). See above.] Them. See they.
    • he For the reflexive and emphatic form of he, see himself.
    • he This one; that one.
    • n he A male person; a man: correlative to she, a woman.
    • n he A male animal; a beast, bird, or fish of the male sex: correlative to she, a female animal. Hence much used attributively or as an adjective prefix, signifying ‘male,’ with names of animals, he and she thus prefixed supplying the place in English of the distinctive suffixes common in other tongues and used to some extent in Anglo-Saxon (compare fox, fixen, vixen): as, a he-bear, he-cat, he-goat, correlative to she-bear, etc. The use occurs first in Middle English, when the regular suffixes of gender, distinct in Anglo-Saxon, fell away or became confused. These prefixes are sometimes also used contemptuonsly with reference to persons.
    • he A sound made in calling, laughing, etc.: as, He! he! an archers' word of call.
    • n he The fifth letter () of the Hebrew alphabet, corresponding to the English h. Its numerical value is 5.
    • n he The chemical symbol of helium.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Walter Hunt patented the safety pin in 1849. He later sold the patent rights for only $400.
    • pron He of the third person: the male person named before: a male person or animal
    • adj He male
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Quotations

  • Stanislaw J. Lec
    Stanislaw J. Lec
    “He who limps is still walking.”
  • Latin Proverb
    Latin Proverb
    “He who walks with the lame learns how to limp.”
  • Saint Albertus Magnus
    Saint Albertus Magnus
    “He took over anger to intimidate subordinates, and in time anger took over him.”
  • Jack Miner
    Jack Miner
    “A man's reputation is what other people think of him; his character is what he really is.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The test of any man's character is how he takes praise.”
  • Dale Carnegie
    Dale%20Carnegie
    “The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.”

Idioms

He that travels far knows much - People who travel widely have a wide knowledge.
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He who hesitates is lost - If one waits too long, the opportunity vanishes.
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He who laughs last laughs longest - A person may feel satisfied or pleased when they d something bad or unfair to you, but if you can get revenge, you will feel more satisfaction.('He who laughs last laughs best' is also used, and 'he' is sometimes omitted.)
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. , masc., heó, fem., hit, neut.; pl. , 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. √183. Cf. It

Usage

In literature:

When he reached the bank his self-confidence returned, and he remembered all the things he had said he would do if he should meet a bear.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
He saw that he was outwitted, that he was helpless, that he was even in personal danger.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Though he had worked hard all his life at the business to which he belonged, he was a poorer man now than he had been thirty years ago.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
He could love her so that it seemed that if he did not win her, he would never be able to love any other woman; but he could not trust her.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
He picked one up; he turned round to the hens; he dropped it to demonstrate what he had found.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
He must ask her pardon before he went; he would do that, and then he would go.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
He worked, he read, he studied, he wrote late, and rose early to observe.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
He was glad that he had met Hibbert's father, though he was not a bit like the man he had pictured.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
He did not know whether he was expected to come in or stay out, though he knew which he wanted to do.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
When he asks me whether he may come again, how can I say that he may not?
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
He must do something to distract his mind, and since he could not read he thought he would set his private papers in order.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
So clever was he, that every shilling he put out brought him a crown; and so he continued till he died.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
He says Blair taught him all he knows and he's going to stick to him because he always treated him white.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
He gambols; he grins; he shakes his sides; he points the finger; he turns up the nose; he shoots out the tongue.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
He saw it; he knew it; but he did not shrink.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
He asked whether he could get his divorce if he put it off a bit until he could afford it?
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
He considered what he had read, what he had been told, what he had done with other women.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
He wished he could tell Raoul that he thought he was dying.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
When he returned, he had a glass, into which he had poured some of the liquor.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
He remarked to-day that if he was to have nothing to do, he would do nothing.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
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In poetry:

He! he is gone, whose moral strain
Could wit and mirth refine;
He! he is gone, whose social vein
Surpass'd the power of wine.
"Verses, To William Lyttleton, Esq." by William Shenstone
"He told me he had lived long
Within this castle, on the sea;
But peace, O Heaven ! he never had,
Since he saw the Dark Ladie !
"The Dark Ladie" by Anne Bannerman
"God be praised!" said Goodwife Garvin, "He taketh,
and He gives;
He woundeth, but He healeth; in her child our
daughter lives!"
"Mary Garvin" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The deer's a mighty useful beast
From Petersburg to Tennyson
For while he lives he lopes around
And when he's dead he's venison.
"Deer" by Ellis Parker Butler
He may be wild, he may be tough,
And full of outdoor feelin's:
But he's all leather, sure enough,
And he puts through his dealin's.
"The Bronco" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
"Here is the book wherein he read,
The room wherein he dwelt;
And he" (they said) "was such a man,
Such things he thought and felt."
"To a Dead Poet" by Amy Levy

In news:

2 Chainz admits that he joined the Illuminati … He was obviously joking, (or was he?
" "He knows what he wants so he has the freedom of improvising .
He said he believes he has found the problem, Farfaglia said Friday.
Because of who he is and what he's done, Sandusky could be in particular danger of sexual assault when he is sent off to prison this week.
He's dressed like he's got a date in an hour and wanted to get in a quick ATV ride before he left.
"He's charismatic, he's articulate, he's a very strong figure on the national stage," White House political adviser Karl Rove told an Arkansas crowd.
He's come a long way since the days when he first broke into the business, developing a reputation in his homeland for "incendiary and insane " standup because he was consistently high.
On Wednesday, he was laid to rest inside the USS Arizona so he could return to the shipmates he left behind.
He left this country when he was 24 for France, where he has, mostly, lived ever since.
Jon Grebbel is dropped on the human colony world of Janus , where he struggles to reclaim the memories that he's been told he lost during his journey.
Rutgers' Jawan Jamison knew he'd get a lot of work, and he got even more than he expected.
But back when he did, he was an expert at both, and he was the best bartender in town.
He's Hot, He's Sexy, He's Dead: Rolling Stone's 1981 Jim Morris on Cover Story.
The farmer couldn't believe his peeled eyes when he discovered he had grown a massive potato weighing 11.3 kilos (24.9 pounds), he said, adding that he now hopes to enter the Guinness World Records book.
He figures he stated his case last week when he said he plans to coach the Tigers next year.
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In science:

The normal component of He II is related to the fraction of He II atoms, not involved in polyeffectons formation.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
The ˙m at which the transition between pure He and mixed H/He ignitions occurs depends on metallicity.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
We show the density as a function of height above the base for the mixed H/He and pure He ignition models in Figure 3(a) and (b) respectively.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
The difference between the mixed H/He and pure He models arises because ∆zc depends strongly on the mean molecular weight (eq. gives ∆zc ∝ 1/µ).
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
For mixed H/He and pure He ignitions, -1 increases for decreasing base temthe wrap around time ∆ν perature and physical thickness.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
Figure 11 for (a) mixed H/He ignition and (b) pure He ignition.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
Figure 13 shows that the change in spin frequency for pure He ignition models is less than that for mixed H/He ignition, because of the smaller hydrostatic expansion.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
In addition, we find that the spin behavior diffe rs depending on whether the burst results from pure He ignition or He ignition in a H-rich environment.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
F I G . 3 . — Density as a function of height (solid lines) for the con vective models of Table 3 and Figure 2 for (a) mixed H/He ignition and (b) pure He ignition.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
F I G . 1 1 . — Schematic of the evolution of the atmosphere during a b urst for (a) mixed H/He ignition and (b) pure He ignition.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
It is up to theoretical models of the RPP activity to show whether a rate of HE radiation and/or particles is interestingly high with respect to the sensitivity of recent and future HE detectors and telescopes.
Neutron Stars as Sources of High Energy Particles - the case of RPP
Consider the following improvement on the previous learning algorithm: the student keeps a list of the sets he has not rejected, and when the time comes to switch, he picks uniformly among those sets only.
Mathematics of learning
Indeed, he has shown that with his quaternionic probability version of canonical quantization, he gets the correct result for the Lamb shift without any renormalization procedure.
Physics with exotic probability theory
However, if the user wants complete confidence, then he may wish to replace the output function g by one that he trusts.
Guaranteeing the diversity of number generators
The mean energies of the different flavors of neutrinos are determined by the strength of their interactions with matter, with the most strongly interacting neutrinos leaving the star with the lowest mean energy i.e., hEνe i < hE ¯νe i < hEνx i.
Inverting a Supernova: Neutrino Mixing, Temperatures and Binding Energy
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