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Webster 1913 Edition


Your

Your

(ūr)
,
p
ron.
&
Adj.
[OE.
your
,
ȝour
,
eowr
,
eower
, AS.
eówer
, originally used as the gen. of
ge
,
gē
, ye; akin to OFries.
iuwer
your, OS.
iuwar
, D.
uw
, OHG.
iuwēr
, G.
euer
, Icel.
yðar
, Goth.
izwara
,
izwar
, and E.
you
. √189. See
You
.]
The form of the possessive case of the personal pronoun you.
☞ The possessive takes the form yours when the noun to which it refers is not expressed, but implied; as, this book is yours. “An old fellow of yours.”
Chaucer.

Webster 1828 Edition


Your

YOUR

,
Adj.
Pronom. pron. yure. [G.]
1.
Belonging to you; equally applicable to both numbers; as your father; your heart; your prince; your subjects.
2.
It is used indefinitely.
Your medalist and your critic are much nearer related than the world imagine.
3.
Yours is used as a substitute for a noun in the nominative or objective. This book is yours. I have no pen; give me yours. My sword and yours are kin.

Definition 2021


Your

Your

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English

Pronoun

Your

  1. Alternative letter-case form of your often used when referring to God or another important figure who is understood from context.

your

your

See also: Your

English

Alternative forms

Determiner

your

  1. Belonging to you; of you; related to you (singular; one owner).
    Let's meet tomorrow at your convenience.
    Is this your cat?
  2. Belonging to you; of you; related to you (plural; more owners).
  3. A determiner that conveys familiarity and mutual knowledge of the modified noun.
    Not your average Tom, Dick and Harry.
    Your Show of Shows
    Your World with Neil Cavuto
    Not Your Average Travel Guide
    • Glanvill
      Like your heroes of antiquity, he charges in iron.
  4. (Ireland) That; the specified (usually used with a human referent)
    Your man just bought a new car.
    Have you seen what your one over there is doing?

Contraction

your

  1. Misspelling of you’re.

Usage notes

  • In US English, /jɚ/ is generally the unstressed version of /jɔːɹ/; in many dialects, however, /jɝ/ is frequent even in positions of stress.
  • The use of your instead of you're is a common mistake in written English.

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