Definition of thee in English:



  • ‘we beseech thee O lord’
    archaic or dialect form of you, as the singular object of a verb or preposition
    Compare with thou
    • ‘Still he desires to praise thee, this man who is only a small part of thy creation.’
    • ‘It is time to bid thee farewell, and let someone half thy hoary age step up and take thy place.’
    • ‘I have decided to send thee to my smaller castle to the north of the kingdom.’
    • ‘Your love is gone, as is your pride, and soon you shall realize that hope too has fled thee.’
    • ‘Show us, we beseech thee, the way of the cross that we must follow, the way of Jesus.’


The word thee is still used in some traditional dialects (e.g., in northern England) and among certain religious groups (e.g., Quakers), but in standard English it is restricted to archaic or religious contexts. For more details on thee and thou, see thou


Old English thē, accusative and dative case of thū thou.