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3 definitions found
 for We
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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[imac], 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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     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
           a. d. 1200.
           [1913 Webster]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  WE
  
     A hypertext authoring system developed at the University
     of North Carolina.
  
     (1994-11-07)
  

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