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pronoun
the objective case of we, used as a direct or indirect object: They took us to the circus. She asked us the way.
Informal. (used in place of the pronoun we in the predicate after the verb to be): It's us!
Informal. (used instead of the pronoun our before a gerund): She graciously forgave us spilling the gravy on the tablecloth.
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Origin of us

before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German, Gothic uns

grammar notes for us

2, 3. See me.

Other definitions for us (2 of 4)

US

abbreviation
Uncle Sam. Also U.S.
United Service.
United States. Also U.S.
United States highway (used with a number):US 66.

Other definitions for us (3 of 4)

u.s.1

abbreviation
where mentioned above.

Origin of u.s.

1
From Latin ubi suprā

Other definitions for us (4 of 4)

u.s.2

abbreviation
as above: a formula in judicial acts, directing that what precedes be reviewed.

Origin of u.s.

2
From Latin ut suprā
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How to use us in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for us (1 of 5)

us1
/ (ʌs) /

pronoun (objective)
refers to the speaker or writer and another person or other peopledon't hurt us; to decide among us
refers to all people or people in generalthis table shows us the tides
an informal word for me 1 give us a kiss!
when used by editors, monarches, etc, a formal word for me 1
mainly US a dialect word for ourselves we ought to get us a car

Word Origin for us

Old English ūs; related to Old High German uns, Old Norse oss, Latin nōs, Sanskrit nas we

undefined us

See me 1

British Dictionary definitions for us (2 of 5)

us2

the internet domain name for
United States

British Dictionary definitions for us (3 of 5)

US

U.S.


abbreviation for
United States

British Dictionary definitions for us (4 of 5)

u.s.

abbreviation for
ubi supra
ut supra

British Dictionary definitions for us (5 of 5)

U/S
/ informal /

abbreviation for
unserviceable
useless
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