Meaning of YOU in English



Pronunciation: ' yü, y ə also y ē

Function: pronoun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ē ow, dative & accus. of g ē you; akin to Old High German iu, dative of ir you, Sanskrit y ū yam you

Date: before 12th century

1 : the one or ones being addressed ― used as the pronoun of the second person singular or plural in any grammatical relation except that of a possessive < you may sit in that chair> < you are my friends> <can I pour you a cup of tea> ― used formerly only as a plural pronoun of the second person in the dative or accusative case as direct or indirect object of a verb or as object of a preposition ― compare THEE , THOU , YE , YOUR , YOURS

2 : ONE 2A <after a while, it grows on you >

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.