Meaning of WE in English


pron. (obj. us; poss. our, ours) 1 (pl. of I(2)) used by and with reference to more than one person speaking or writing, or one such person and one or more associated persons. 2 used for or by a royal person in a proclamation etc. and by a writer or editor in a formal context. 3 people in general (cf. ONE pron. 2). 4 colloq. = I(2) (give us a chance). 5 colloq. (often implying condescension) you (how are we feeling today?).

[ OE f. Gmc ]

Concise Oxford English dictionary.      Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка.