Meaning of YOUR in English


/yoor, yawr, yohr/ ; unstressed /yeuhr/ , pron.

1. (a form of the possessive case of you used as an attributive adjective): Your jacket is in that closet. I like your idea. Cf. yours .

2. 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.

3. (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.

[ bef. 900; ME; OE eower (gen. of ge YE 1 ); c. G euer ]

Usage . See me .

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