adjective \är, ˈa(-ə)r\

: relating to or belonging to us : made or done by us

Full Definition of OUR

:  of or relating to us or ourselves or ourself especially as possessors or possessor, agents or agent, or objects or object of an action <our throne> <our actions> <our being chosen>

Examples of OUR

  1. We are defending our rights.
  2. We were criticized for our actions.

Origin of OUR

Middle English oure, from Old English ūre; akin to Old High German unsēr our, Old English ūs us
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with OUR


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