Meaning of WE in English


Pronunciation: ' w ē

Function: pronoun, plural in construction

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English w ē ; akin to Old High German wir we, Sanskrit vayam

Date: before 12th century

1 : I and the rest of a group that includes me : you and I : you and I and another or others : I and another or others not including you ― used as pronoun of the first person plural ― compare I , OUR , OURS , US

2 : 1 I ― used by sovereigns ― used by writers to keep an impersonal character

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.