Thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall
rule over thee. --Gen. iii.
Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God; him shalt thou
serve. --Deut. x. 20.
2. Any one; the man or person; -- used indefinitely, and
usually followed by a relative pronoun.
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise. --Prov.
3. Man; a male; any male person; -- in this sense used
I stand to answer thee, Or any he, the proudest of
thy sort. --Shak.
Note: When a collective noun or a class is referred to, he is
of common gender. In early English, he referred to a
feminine or neuter noun, or to one in the plural, as
well as to noun in the masculine singular. In
composition, he denotes a male animal; as, a he-goat.
No comfortable star did lend his light. --Shak.
Who can impress the forest, bid the tree Unfix his
earth-bound root? --Shak.
Note: Also formerly used in connection with a noun simply as
a sign of the possessive. ``The king his son.'' --Shak.
``By young Telemachus his blooming years.'' --Pope.
This his is probably a corruption of the old possessive
ending -is or -es, which, being written as a separate
word, was at length confounded with the pronoun his.
2. The possessive of he; as, the book is his. ``The sea is
his, and he made it.'' --Ps. xcv. 5.