us

[ uhs ]
/ ʌs /

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.

Origin of us

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

Usage note

2, 3. See me.

US

United States highway (used with a number): US 66.

U, u

[ yoo ]
/ yu /

noun, plural U's or Us, u's or us.

the 21st letter of the English alphabet, a vowel.
any spoken sound represented by the letter U or u, as in music, rule, curious, put, or jug.
something having the shape of a U.
a written or printed representation of the letter U or u.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter U or u.

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

U

[ oo ]
/ u /

noun

a Burmese title of respect applicable to a man: used before the proper name.

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 confusedaye eye I

Usage note

See me.

u.s.

1

where mentioned above.

Origin of u.s.

1
From the Latin word ubi suprā

u.s.

2

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

Origin of u.s.

2
From the Latin word ut suprā

U.S.

Uncle Sam.
United Service.
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British Dictionary definitions for us

us

1
/ (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

xref

See me 1

the internet domain name for

United States

US

U.S.

abbreviation for

United States

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

i

symbol for

the imaginary number √–1Also called: j

u

U

/ (juː) /

noun plural u's, U's or Us

the 21st letter and fifth vowel of the modern English alphabet
any of several speech sounds represented by this letter, in English as in mute, cut, hurt, sure, pull, or minus
  1. something shaped like a U
  2. (in combination)a U-bolt; a U-turn

u.s.

abbreviation for

ubi supra
ut supra

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

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

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

U

1

symbol for

abbreviation for

text messaging you

adjective

British old-fashioned, informal (esp of language habits) characteristic of or appropriate to the upper classCompare non-U

U

2
/ () /

noun

a Burmese title of respect for men, equivalent to Mr
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Word Origin and History for us
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for us

I

The symbol for the elementiodine
i The symbol forcurrent

U

The symbol for the elementuranium

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Science definitions for us

U

Abbreviation of uracil
The symbol for uranium.

i

[ ī ]

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

I

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

i

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

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