[ yoor, yawr, yohr; unstressed yer ]
/ yʊər, yɔr, yoʊr; unstressed yər /
(a form of the possessive case of you used as an attributive adjective): Your jacket is in that closet. I like your idea.Compare yours.
one's (used to indicate that one belonging to oneself or to any person): The consulate is your best source of information. As you go down the hill, the library is on your left.
(used informally to indicate all members of a group, occupation, etc., or things of a particular type): Take your factory worker, for instance. Your power brakes don't need that much servicing.
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Origin of your
before 900; Middle English; Old English ēower (genitive of gēye1); cognate with German euer
grammar notes for your
Words nearby your
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British Dictionary definitions for your
/ (jɔː, jʊə, unstressed jə) /
of, belonging to, or associated with youyour nose; your house; your first taste of freedom
belonging to or associated with an unspecified person or people in generalthe path is on your left heading north; this lotion is for your head only
informal used to indicate all things or people of a certain typeyour part-time worker is a problem
your actual British informal (intensifier)here is your actual automatic tin-opener
Word Origin for your
Old English eower, genitive of gē ye 1; related to Old Frisian jūwe, Old Saxon euwa, Old High German iuwēr
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