Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
I \I\ ([imac]), pron. [poss. My (m[imac]) or Mine (m[imac]n); object. Me (m[=e]). pl. nom. We (w[=e]); poss. Our (our) or Ours (ourz); object. Us ([u^]s).] [OE. i, ich, ic, AS. ic; akin to OS. & D. ik, OHG. ih, G. ich, Icel. ek, Dan. jeg, Sw. jag, Goth. ik, OSlav. az', Russ. ia, W. i, L. ego, Gr. 'egw`, 'egw`n, Skr. aham. [root]179. Cf. Egoism.] The nominative case of the pronoun of the first person; the word with which a speaker or writer denotes himself.
We \We\ (w[=e]), pron.; pl. of I. [Poss. Our (our) or Ours (ourz); obj. Us ([u^]s). See I.] [As. w[=e]; akin to OS. w[=i], OFries. & LG. wi, D. wij, G. wir, Icel. v[=e]r, Sw. & Dan. vi, Goth. weis, Skr. vayam. [root]190.] The plural nominative case of the pronoun of the first person; the word with which a person in speaking or writing denotes a number or company of which he is one, as the subject of an action expressed by a verb.
Note: We is frequently used to express men in general, including the speaker. We is also often used by individuals, as authors, editors, etc., in speaking of themselves, in order to avoid the appearance of egotism in the too frequent repetition of the pronoun I. The plural style is also in use among kings and other sovereigns, and is said to have been begun by King John of England. Before that time, monarchs used the singular number in their edicts. The German and the French sovereigns followed the example of King John in
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English we, first person plural pronoun, "I and another or others," from Proto-Germanic *wiz (cognates: Old Saxon wi, Old Norse ver, Danish vi, Old Frisian wi, Dutch wij, Old High German and German wir, Gothic weis "we"), from PIE *we- (cognates: Sanskrit vayam, Old Persian vayam, Hittite wesh "we," Old Church Slavonic ve "we two," Lithuanian vedu "we two").\n
\nThe "royal we" (use of plural pronoun to denote oneself) is at least as old as "Beowulf" (c.725); use by writers to establish an impersonal style is also from Old English; it was especially common 19c. in unsigned editorials, to suggest staff consensus, and was lampooned as such since at least 1853 (see wegotism).
det. The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person. pron. 1 (context personal English) The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person (not the person being addressed). (qualifier: This is the exclusive we.) 2 (context personal English) The speaker(s)/writer(s) and the person(s) being addressed. (qualifier: This is the inclusive we.) 3 (context personal English) The speaker/writer alone. (qualifier: This use of ''we'' is the editorial we, used by writers and others, including royalty—the royal we—as a less personal substitute for ''I''. The reflexive case of this sense of ''we'' is ''ourself''.) 4 (context personal English) (non-gloss definition: The plural form of you, including everyone being addressed.)
We is a dystopian novel by Yevgeny Zamyatin completed in 1921. The novel was first published in 1924 by E. P. Dutton in New York in an English translation by Gregory Zilboorg.
We is the nominative case of the first-person plural pronoun in the English language.
We or wee may also refer to:
- Majestic plural, or the Royal "We"
- We (novel), a novel by Yevgeny Zamyatin
- We (rat snake), an albino two-headed rat snake
- WE tv, a U.S. television network
- WE TV, an Indian television network
- Wé, a town in the Loyalty Islands Province, New Caledonia
- Wè language, a language of Côte d'Ivoire
- "WE" (1927 book), an autobiography of Charles Lindbergh
- We (kana), an obsolete Japanese character
- WE (clothing), a Dutch clothing brand
- We™, an illbient music group
- We (film), a film about the words of Indian author/activist Arundhati Roy
- W.E., a 2011 motion picture directed by Madonna
- W, a unit for the electrical Watt
- "We", a song by Joy Williams from Genesis (Joy Williams album)
- We (band), a Norwegian rock band
- WESC, Swedish clothing brand often known as "We"
- WE (2011 film), film starring Lee Beom-soo
We™ are an illbient production and DJ collective that was formed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1991 by DJ Olive aka Gregor Asch, Lloop aka Rich Panciera and Once 11 aka Nacho aka Ignacio Platas. They have released music on Asphodel Records alongside DJ Spooky, Byzar and Sub Dub. They are now associated with the Agriculture Records label. We™ have remixed tracks for Arto Lindsay, Free Kitten, and Medeski, Martin, and Wood among others.
It is unknown whether or not We™ are still active.
Wé is a small town in the commune of Lifou, in the Loyalty Islands Province, New Caledonia. It is located on the east coast of Lifou Island. Wé is the administrative centre of the commune of Lifou as well as the location of the provincial assembly of the Loyalty Islands.
Category:Populated places in New Caledonia Category:Loyalty Islands
WE, also known as WE Fashion, is originally a Dutch fashion chain which sells clothing, shoes, bags and other accessories. WE has approximately 240 shops and 3,000 employees in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Austria and Switzerland. WE is part of the European fashion conglomerate Logo International, which also owns the brands O'Neill and Van Gils. WE is a company with a vertical organisation that designs its collections in-house. Advertising, marketing and store concepts are also developed internally. WE has a sales training programme called WE University.
We (stylized as WE) is a Norwegian rock band from Oslo founded in 1992.
We (Ԝ ԝ; italics: Ԝ ԝ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script. In all its forms it looks exactly like the Latin letter W (W w W w) and also represents /w/ in "walrus".
We is used in the Cyrillic orthography of the Kurdish language and in (some versions of the orthography of) the Yaghnobi language.
It is presumed that ゑ represented . It is thought that, after ゑ and え came to denote the same pronunciation as イェ in the Kamakura period, they came to be pronounced as the modern エ ; there is also the view that the pronunciation difference between the two kana remained until the Taishō period.
Along with the kana for wi (ゐ in hiragana, ヰ in katakana), this kana became obsolete in 1946 for Japanese, and is now rare in everyday usage; in onomatopoeia or foreign words, the katakana form ウェ (we) is preferred (as, ウェスト for "west"). One modern-day usage of this kana is Ebisu. This word is usually written "えびす", but sometimes "ゑびす" like , and name of the beer , which is actually pronounced "Ebisu". The Japanese title of the Rebuild of Evangelion series is . Katakana ヱ is sometimes written with a dakuten, ヹ, to represent a sound in foreign words; however, most IMEs lack a convenient way to write this. The combination ヴェ is far more commonly used.
Hiragana ゑ is still used in several Okinawan orthographies for the syllable . In the Ryukyu University system, ゑ is also combined with a small ぃ, ゑぃ/ヱィ, to represent the sound . Katakana ヱ is used in Ainu for .
WE (previously Waggener Edstrom Communications) is a Seattle-based public relations firm often associated with its largest client, Microsoft. The firm was founded in 1983 by Melissa Waggener Zorkin and Pam Edstrom. It acquired Maloney & Fox in 2003, Shout Holdings in 2004, Patzer PR in 2012 and Buchan Consulting also in 2012. WE has four areas of expertise: technology, healthcare, social innovation and consumer.
In September 2015, the company re-branded as WE and announced specialized partners in research (YouGov, Radius Global Market Research, Illuminas); digital marketing (The Garrigan Lyman Group); search marketing (Point It); and a strategic futurist (Play Big Inc.).
WE provides PR services for companies including Microsoft, Volvo, ZTE, Allrecipes, Boehringer Ingelheim, VSP, Zoom+, Cole Haan, Pernod Ricard, Lucid and Kymeta.
We is a documentary about the words of Indian activist and author Arundhati Roy. The film combines her speech "Come September" with a wide-variety of video footage and music (mostly electronica and industrial, including Curve, Nine Inch Nails, Love and Rockets, Placebo, Massive Attack, and Boards of Canada). The film was produced by an unknown artist and uploaded anonymously to the Internet. Since that time, another person has adopted the film's promotion via a website called www.weroy.org.
ㅞ is one of the Korean hangul. The Unicode for ㅞ is U+315E.
WE is a philanthropic organization comprised of WE Charity (formerly known as "Free The Children") and ME to WE, a for-profit social enterprise. WE is also the organization behind WE Day.
WE was founded by brothers Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger. WE was launched in July 2016, alongside WE.org, as part of a global re-brand.
Usage examples of "we".
Bal had lent Barrie to us, and without a woman to aid and abet him, it seemed to me that he was powerless.
But I have bethought me, that, since I am growing old and past the age of getting children, one of you, my sons, must abide at home to cherish me and your mother, and to lead our carles in war if trouble falleth upon us.
Since Bull Shockhead would bury his brother, and lord Ralph would seek the damsel, and whereas there is water anigh, and the sun is well nigh set, let us pitch our tents and abide here till morning, and let night bring counsel unto some of us.
O Queen Rabesqurat, the haven of our voyage was Aklis, and we feared delay, seeing the fire of the mountain ablaze with expectations of us.
They will all have learned that we have a French officer aboard and be wondering how we, a privateer, came across him.
Just where the bitumen ended and the grass began sat a small Aboriginal boy, I recognised him as belonging to a house around the corner from us!
Nor can we, on the other hand, think that matter is simply Absolute Magnitude.
Or can we, by examining his case with intelligence and with charity, and then by acting with charity too, begin to help all abused children, including his own, to free themselves from the burden of their childhood?
For your willing ear and prospectus of what you might teach us, we will make sure, on your eight-hour shift, that we take all drunks, accidents, gunshots, and abusive hookers away from the House of God and across town to the E.
If it achieved nothing else, humanism brought about the emancipation of the artist, a development that is still very much with us.
He is not acoward for perceiving the true extent of the forces arrayed against us.
An observing critic who, without being acquainted with us, wished to guess whether love was present at our happy party, might have suspected, perhaps, but he certainly could not have affirmed, that it was there.
Smoking, like all drug addiction, is a tug-of-war of fear: the fear of what the drug is doing to us, and the fear of not being able to enjoy or cope with life without it.
Another subtle aspect of addiction is that, although it is the first dose that hooks us, the whole process is usually so subtle and gradual that it can take years for us to realize that we are actually hooked.
It seemed impossible that the news had spread so quickly from Wes to filter into this group of customers, but then Addle only had to look as far as herself to know that it had happened before.