our

[ ouuh r, ou-er; unstressed ahr ]
/ aʊər, ˈaʊ ər; unstressed ɑr /

pronoun

(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?
Compare ours.

Origin of our

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

Can be confused

are hour our

Usage note

See me.

Definition for our (2 of 4)

we

[ wee ]
/ wi /

plural pronoun, possessive our or ours, objective us.

Origin of we

before 900; Middle English, Old English wē; cognate with Dutch wij, German wir, Old Norse vēr, Gothic weis

Definition for our (3 of 4)

I

[ ahy ]
/ aɪ /

pronoun, nominative I, possessive my or mine, objective me; plural nominative we, possessive our or ours, objective us.

the nominative singular pronoun, used by a speaker in referring to himself or herself.

noun, plural I's.

(used to denote the narrator of a literary work written in the first person singular).
Metaphysics. the ego.

Origin of I

before 900; Middle English ik, ich, i; Old English ic, ih; cognate with German ich, Old Norse ek, Latin ego, Greek egṓ, OCS azŭ, Lithuanian aš, Sanskrit ahám

Can be confused

aye eye I

Usage note

See me.

Definition for our (4 of 4)

-our


British.

variant of -or1.

Usage note

See -or1.
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British Dictionary definitions for our (1 of 7)

our

/ (aʊə) /

determiner

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 7)

i

I

/ () /

noun plural i's, I's or Is

the ninth letter and third vowel of the modern English alphabet
any of several speech sounds represented by this letter, in English as in bite or hit
  1. something shaped like an I
  2. (in combination)an I-beam
dot the i's and cross the t's to pay meticulous attention to detail

British Dictionary definitions for our (3 of 7)

i


symbol for

the imaginary number √–1Also called: j

British Dictionary definitions for our (4 of 7)

we

/ (wiː) /

pronoun (subjective)

refers to the speaker or writer and another person or other peoplewe should go now
refers to all people or people in generalthe planet on which we live
  1. when used by editors or other writers, and formerly by monarchs, a formal word for I 1
  2. (as noun)he uses the royal we in his pompous moods
informal used instead of you with a tone of persuasiveness, condescension, or sarcasmhow are we today?

Word Origin for we

Old English wē, related to Old Saxon wī, Old High German wir, Old Norse vēr, Danish, Swedish vi, Sanskrit vayam

British Dictionary definitions for our (5 of 7)

I

1
/ () /

pronoun

(subjective) refers to the speaker or writer

Word Origin for I

C12: reduced form of Old English ic; compare Old Saxon ik, Old High German ih, Sanskrit ahám

British Dictionary definitions for our (6 of 7)

I

2

symbol for

chem iodine
physics current
physics isospin
logic a particular affirmative categorial statement, such as some men are married, often symbolized as SiPCompare A, E, O 1
(Roman numeral) oneSee Roman numerals

abbreviation for

Italy (international car registration)

Word Origin for I

(for sense 4) from Latin (aff) i (rmo) I affirm

British Dictionary definitions for our (7 of 7)

-our


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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Medicine definitions for our

I


The symbol for the elementiodine
i The symbol forcurrent
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Science definitions for our (1 of 2)

i

[ ī ]

The number whose square is equal to -1. Numbers expressed in terms of i are called imaginary or complex numbers.

Science definitions for our (2 of 2)

I


The symbol for electric current.
The symbol for iodine.
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Idioms and Phrases with our

i


see dot the i's and cross the t's.

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