Meaning of YOUR in English


[ jɔ: , jʊə ]

■ possessive determiner

1》 belonging to or associated with the person or people that the speaker is addressing.

2》 belonging to or associated with any person in general.

3》 ( Your ) used when addressing the holder of certain titles.


OE ēower , genitive of gē (see ye 1 ), of Gmc origin.


Do not confuse the possessive ~ meaning ‘belonging to you’ (as in what is ~ name? ) with the contraction you're , which is short for ‘you are’ (as in you're looking well ). Note also that neither ~ nor ~s should be written with an apostrophe.

Concise Oxford English vocab.      Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка.