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I pushed the process forward by saying, 'We should do this, this, and this right now. Please find the budget for me to find a structural engineer, a mechanical engineer, a civil engineer, so we can do the preliminary work.'
Michael Arad

Meaning of "we" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WE

Old English wē, related to Old Saxon wī, Old High German wir, Old Norse vēr, Danish, Swedish vi, Sanskrit vayam.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WE

we  [wiː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
We is a pronoun.
The pronoun is a word that replaces other terms that designate people or things at any given moment.

WHAT DOES WE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of we in the English dictionary

The first definition of we in the dictionary is refers to the speaker or writer and another person or other people. Other definition of we is refers to all people or people in general. We is also used instead of you with a tone of persuasiveness, condescension, or sarcasm.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WE

we´d
we´ll
we´re
we´ve
WEA
weak
weak force
weak interaction
weak link
weak nuclear force
weak nuclear interaction
weak point
weak sister
weak spot
weak verb
weak-kneed
weak-kneedly
weak-kneedness
weak-minded

Synonyms and antonyms of we in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «we» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WE

Find out the translation of we to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of we from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «we» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

我们
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nosotros
570 millions of speakers

English

we
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نَحْنُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nós
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আমরা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

nous
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kami
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wir
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

私たちは
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kita
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chúng ta
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நாங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आम्ही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Biz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

noi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

my
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ми
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

noi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εμείς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ons
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of we

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WE»

The term «we» is very widely used and occupies the 168 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of we
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «we».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «we» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «we» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about we

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «WE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word we.
1
Wes Anderson
Every time you do a take on a movie, you're not sure if it's going to succeed. Even if you have a great cast, like we had, every scene you're kind of waiting for the release. 'Oh, yes; it happened. we got it!' There's always the possibility that it's just not going to work.
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Michael Arad
I pushed the process forward by saying, 'We should do this, this, and this right now. Please find the budget for me to find a structural engineer, a mechanical engineer, a civil engineer, so we can do the preliminary work.'
3
Charles Bass
I think it could be the biggest information problem that we face. 'If somebody is abroad and they even mention the name of an American citizen, bang, off goes the tap, and no more information is collected.
4
Kristian Bush
I spent 25 years clearly understanding that I'm not gonna meet Bono or the Edge. But then it happened at the Grammys when we were all backstage and I just about fell out of my shoes.
5
Rachel Corrie
We are protecting civilians. we are unarmed. we are no threat to you. Please do not shoot.
6
Davy Crockett
We have the right as individuals to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of the public money.
7
Richard J. Daley
We are proud to have with us the poet lariat of Chicago.
8
Roger Daltrey
Well, for the My Generation album, there was nothing to be nervous about in them days. we used to take every day as it came. Every day was just a gig and I think we did the recording between gigs literally.
9
Bill Dana
We just want to be remembered before something is set in stone.
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Scott Dixon
IndyCar is what it is and in the back of our minds we all know it is a dangerous sport.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WE»

Discover the use of we in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to we and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the ...
In We the Media, nationally acclaimed newspaper columnist and blogger Dan Gillmor tells the story of this emerging phenomenon and sheds light on this deep shift in how we make--and consume--the news.
Dan Gillmor, 2008
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How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, ...
In How We Became Posthuman, N. Katherine Hayles separates hype from fact, investigating the fate of embodiment in an information age.
N. Katherine Hayles, 2008
3
Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, ...
Big Data is the first big book about the next big thing. www.big-data-book.com
Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Kenneth Cukier, 2013
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We the People: Foundations
Although American history is dominated by normal politics, our tradition places a higher value on mobilized efforts to gain the consent of the people to new governing principles.In a dualist democracy, the rare triumphs of constitutional ...
Bruce A. Ackerman, 1993
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WE HAVE NEVER BEEN MODERN
A summation of the work of one of the most influential and provocative interpreters of science, it aims at saving what is good and valuable in modernity and replacing the rest with a broader, fairer, and finer sense of possibility.
Bruno Latour, 2012
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Why We Curse: A Neuro-psycho-social Theory of Speech
The Neuro-Psycho-Social Theory of Speech draws together information about cursing from different disciplines and unites them to explain and describe the psychological, neurological, cultural and linguistic factors that underlie this ...
Timothy Jay, 2000
7
Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for ...
A senior pastor pleads with his colleagues to abandon the secularization of the pastorate and return to the primitive call of the Bible for radical ministry.
John Piper, 2002
8
Must We Mean What We Say?: A Book of Essays
Reissued with a new preface these famous essays cover a wide range of philosophical issues.
Stanley Cavell, 2002
9
We, the People of Europe?: Reflections on Transnational ...
In We, the People of Europe?, he expands on themes raised in his previous works to offer a trenchant and eloquently written analysis of "transnational citizenship" from the perspective of contemporary Europe.
Étienne Balibar, 2009
10
Metaphors We Live By
In this updated edition of Lakoff and Johnson's influential book, the authors supply an afterword surveying how their theory of metaphor has developed within the cognitive sciences to become central to the contemporary understanding of how ...
George Lakoff, Mark Johnson, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term we is used in the context of the following news items.
1
We Invited Donald Trump to Town
WHERE did we go wrong? Was it in 1962, when Marilyn Monroe sidled onto a stage in what could have been mistaken for lingerie and warbled “Happy ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Should We Charge Patients for Medical Research?
A FEW months ago, we got a call from a former oncology professor of ours. He had developed an experimental precision diagnostic test that he thought would ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
3
We Need Optimists
“At least we know he's not cheating.” That's an optimist. We need more optimism in America today — especially in our politics. Are you an optimist or a pessimist ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
Choosing How We Die
The rule is just a proposal, and we've been here before. A similar provision was included in the early drafts of the Affordable Care Act, but was stripped out after ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
5
Opinionator | The Error in 'There's Nothing More We Can Do'
When advanced life support becomes comfort care, where do we draw the line? Based upon what I learned from Ms. Weatherby, I would argue that palliative ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
6
The Work We Do While We Sleep
It's strange, when you think about it, that we spend close to a third of our lives asleep. Why do we do it? While we're sleeping, we're vulnerable—and, at least on ... «The New Yorker, Jul 15»
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Why Can't We Fall Asleep?
The problem, on the whole, isn't that we're waking up earlier. Much of the change has to do with when we choose to go to bed—and with how we decide to do so ... «The New Yorker, Jul 15»
8
Song Premiere: BOY, 'We Were Here'
The annual South by Southwest music festival isn't always kind to the folks who play there. Wildly variable sound quality, noise pollution from all sides, ... «NPR, Jul 15»
9
Right back where we started
ANY investor who fell asleep on January 1st and woke up on June 30th might feel they had not missed anything. The S&P 500 index ended the first half pretty ... «The Economist, Jul 15»
10
Here We Stand: An Evangelical Declaration on Marriage
As evangelical Christians, we dissent from the court's ruling that redefines marriage. The state did not create the family, and should not try to recreate the family ... «ChristianityToday.com, Jun 15»

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