[ uhs ]
/ ʌs /
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.
Words nearby us
Definition for us (2 of 4)
Definition for us (3 of 4)
where mentioned above.
Origin of u.s.1
From Latin ubi suprā
Definition for us (4 of 4)
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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British Dictionary definitions for us (1 of 5)
/ (ʌs) /
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
See me 1
British Dictionary definitions for us (2 of 5)
the internet domain name for
British Dictionary definitions for us (3 of 5)
British Dictionary definitions for us (4 of 5)
British Dictionary definitions for us (5 of 5)
/ informal /
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Medical definitions for us
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.