she

[shee]
pronoun, singular nominative she, possessive her or hers, objective her; plural nominative they, possessive their or theirs, objective them.
1.
the female person or animal being discussed or last mentioned; that female.
2.
the woman: She who listens learns.
3.
anything considered, as by personification, to be feminine: spring, with all the memories she conjures up.
noun, plural shes.
4.
a female person or animal.
5.
an object or device considered as female or feminine.

Origin:
1125–75; Middle English, alteration of Old English sēo, sīo, sīe, feminine of se the1; replacing Old English hēo, hīo, feminine personal pronoun; see he1, her


See he1, me, they.
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s/he

[shee-er-hee, shee-hee]
pronoun
she or he: used as an orthographic device to avoid he when the sex of the antecedent is unknown or irrelevant.
Compare she/he.

See he1.

she's

[sheez]
1.
contraction of she is.
2.
contraction of she has.

See contraction.
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she (ʃiː)
 
pron
1.  refers to a female person or animal: she is a doctor; she's a fine mare
2.  refers to things personified as feminine, such as cars, ships, and nations
3.  (Austral), (NZ) an informal word for it : she's apples; she'll be right
 
n
4.  a.  a female person or animal
 b.  (in combination): she-cat
 

she's (ʃiːz)
 
contraction of
she is or she has

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Word Origin & History

she
c.1154, probably evolved from O.E. seo, sio (acc. sie), fem. of demonstrative pronoun se "the." The O.E. word for "she" was heo, hio, however by 13c. the pronunciation of this had converged by phonetic evolution with he "he," so the fem. demonstrative pronoun probably was used in its place (cf. similar
development in Du. zij, Ger. sie, Gk. he, etc.). The original h- survives in her. A relic of the O.E. pronoun is in Manchester-area dial. oo "she." She-devil "difficult woman" first recorded 1840.
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Example sentences
Perhaps, she says wanly, your boss gives you extra energy through making you
  angry and whiny.
As soon as she could walk she wandered away, preferably into warm spring rain.
Thus, they see the sun rise later and set earlier than it does for a horizon
  without obstruction, she said.
She is encouraged to talk about any symptoms of her pregnancy, even common ones
  she is not experiencing.
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