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our

1

[ ouuhr, ou-er; unstressed ahr ]

pronoun

  1. (a form of the possessive case of we used as an attributive adjective):

    Our team is going to win. Do you mind our going on ahead?



-our

2
British.
  1. variant of -or 1.

-our

1

suffix forming nouns

  1. indicating state, condition, or activity

    labour

    behaviour



our

2

/ aʊə /

determiner

  1. of, belonging to, or associated in some way with us

    our best vodka

    our parents are good to us

  2. belonging to or associated with all people or people in general

    our nearest planet is Venus

  3. a formal word for my used by editors or other writers, and monarchs
  4. informal.
    (often sarcastic) used instead of your

    are our feet hurting?

  5. dialect.
    belonging to the family of the speaker

    it's our Sandra's birthday tomorrow

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Spelling Note

See -or 1.

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Grammar Note

See me.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of our1

before 900; Middle English oure, Old English ūre, suppletive genitive plural of we from same base as ūs us

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Word History and Origins

Origin of our1

in Old French -eur, from Latin -or, noun suffix

Origin of our2

Old English ūre (genitive plural), from us ; related to Old French, Old Saxon ūser, Old High German unsēr, Gothic unsara

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Example Sentences

Yet American minimalism, isolationism, realism, mind-our-own-business-ism—whatever you want to call it—is cyclical.

As you know, I wrote in our/your anthology: “All stories are, in some way, war stories.”

My boyfriend and I were super-passionate about making out, but the losing-our-virginity thing was overwhelming.

Romney purports to like 30 Rock, but I don't believe anything released by staffs in these let's-humanize-our-guy press releases.

On the other hand, when it comes to the upper-crusty, too-rich-to-feel-our-pain issue, Romney seems to have the edge over Kerry.

Arm′our-bear′er; Arm′ourer, a maker or repairer of, or one who has the charge of, armour.

The piscina probably belonged to the chantry of Our-Lady-in-the-Lady-loft.

He generally talks like one of those continued-in-our-next yarns in the magazines.

For understanding the Prophecies, we are, in the first place, to acquaint our-selves with the figurative language of the Prophets.

March-of-mind became to many almost as wearisome a cry as wisdom-of-our-ancestors had been.

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