[ ouuhr, ou-er; unstressed ahr ]
/ aʊər, ˈaʊ ər; unstressed ɑr /
(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?
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Question 1 of 7
What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of our
grammar notes for our
Definition for our (2 of 2)
variant of -or1.
usage note for -our
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British Dictionary definitions for our (1 of 2)
/ (aʊə) /
of, belonging to, or associated in some way with usour best vodka; our parents are good to us
belonging to or associated with all people or people in generalour nearest planet is Venus
a formal word for my used by editors or other writers, and monarchs
informal (often sarcastic) used instead of yourare our feet hurting?
dialect belonging to the family of the speakerit's our Sandra's birthday tomorrow
Word Origin for our
Old English ūre (genitive plural), from us; related to Old French, Old Saxon ūser, Old High German unsēr, Gothic unsara
British Dictionary definitions for our (2 of 2)
suffix forming nouns
indicating state, condition, or activitybehaviour; labour
Word Origin for -our
in Old French -eur, from Latin -or, noun suffix
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