A female animal or person. Sometimes used in combination.
Is the cat a she? Is that a she-bear?
The woman, girl, or female animal (or, sometimes, the thing regarded as female) previously mentioned: feminine personal pronoun in the third person singular.
A woman, girl, or female animal.
Used to refer to the female person or animal previously mentioned or implied.
She is defined as a female who was previously mentioned.
An example of a she is a doe, a female deer.
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Used in place of it to refer to certain inanimate things, such as ships and nations, traditionally perceived as female.
Used to refer to a person whose gender is unspecified or unknown.
Origin of she
- Middle English probably alteration of Old English sēo feminine demonstrative pron. so- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition