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SHE, pronoun personal of the feminine gender. [She is perhaps the Heb. a woman or wife. Latin quoe.]

1. A pronoun which is a substitute for the name of a female, and of the feminine gender; the word which refers to a female mentioned in the preceding or following part of a sentence or discourse.

Then denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. Genesis 18:15.

2. She is sometimes used as a noun for waman or female, and in the plural; but in contempt or in ludicrous language.

Lady, you are the cruell'st she alive. Shak.

The shes of Italy shall not betray

My interest. Shak.

3. She is also used in composition for female, representing sex; as a she-bear; a she-cat.