we S1 W1 /wi; strong wiː/ BrE AmE pronoun [used as the subject of a verb]
[ Language: Old English ]
1 . used by the person speaking or writing to refer to himself or herself and one or more other people:
‘Did you go into the supermarket?’ ‘No, we didn’t.’
Shall we stop for a coffee?
So we all travelled down to Brighton together.
We declare our support for a government of national unity.
We Italians are proud of our history.
2 . used by a writer or speaker to include themselves and their readers or listeners:
As we saw in Chapter 4, slavery was not the only cause of the Civil War.
3 . people in general:
We live on a complex planet.
4 . formal used by a king or queen to refer to himself or herself
5 . spoken sometimes used to mean ‘you’ when speaking to children or people who are ill:
How are we feeling today, Mr Robson?