Meaning of YOUR in English

YOUR

I.

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ēower (used as gen. of gē you); akin to Old High German iuwēr of you, Old Norse ythar, Gothic izwara of you, Old English ēow (used as dative & accusative of gē you) — more at you

obsolete

possessive of ye

II. _yə(r); (|)yu̇(ə)r, (|)yō(ə)r, (|)yȯ(ə)r, -u̇ə, -ōə, -ȯ(ə), South chiefly substand (|)yō; for t & d + y see you I adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ēower; akin to Old High German iuwēr your, Old Norse ytharr, ythvarr, Gothic izwar; derivative from the root of English you (I)

1.

a. : of or belonging to you or yourself or yourselves as possessor or possessors : due to you : inherent in you : associated or connected with you

your heart

your talents

your bodies

b. : of or relating to you or yourself or yourselves as author or authors, doer or doers, giver or givers, or agent or agents : effected by you : experienced by you as subject : that you are capable of

your contributions

with your permission

by your assembling here

working your hardest

c. : of or relating to you or yourself or yourselves as object of an action : experienced by you as object

your discharge from the army

your election as the officers for the coming year

d. : that you have to do with or are supposed to possess or to have knowledge or a share of or some special interest in

you students know your geography

— sometimes used with little or no meaning almost as an equivalent to the definite article the

your worm is your only emperor for diet — Shakespeare

if your pragmatist-instrumentalist is asked for an opinion — M.B.Smith

e. : that is especially significant for you : that brings you good fortune or prominence — used with day or sometimes with other words indicating a division of time

congratulations on the prizes; this is really your day

2. : of, belonging to, or relating to one or oneself

when you face the north, east is at your right

— compare you I 2

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.