our

adjective
\ är , ˈau̇(-ə)r \

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 in a Sentence

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

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WHAT OUR EDITORS ARE READING -- Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are locked in a feud, with McConnell privately expressing uncertainty that Trump will be able to salvage his administration. latimes.com, "Today: Trump Turns Up the Heat in Phoenix," 23 Aug. 2017 OUR DAILY BREAD VF.com’s Hillary Busis e-mails: The Great British Bake Off is dead; long live The Great British Bake Off! Rebecca Keegan, vanityfair.com, "Michael Moore Falls Flat on Broadway," 11 Aug. 2017 OUR DAILY BREAD VF.com’s Hillary Busis e-mails: The Great British Bake Off is dead; long live The Great British Bake Off! Rebecca Keegan, HWD, "Michael Moore Falls Flat on Broadway," 11 Aug. 2017 OUR EDITORS ARE READING -- Donald Trump Jr. ups his meme war game. latimes.com, "Today: Trump Wants to Move Forward on Russia, but Russia Comes to Trump Tower," 10 July 2017 SEE OUR HUNGER STRIKE TRACKER Now, however, the captives who refuse to eat are so compliant with the medical staff that they aren’t shackled into a restraint chair for nasal-gastric feedings, the doctor said. Carol Rosenberg, miamiherald, "Gender transition therapy at Guantánamo? Top prison doctor says he’d consider it," 4 June 2017 Not really necessary to disclose personal stuff to the public — ALT Immigration (@ALT_uscis) June 19, 2017 So apparently Carrie Fisher's autopsy showed high levels of NONE OF OUR DAMN BUSINESS. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity.com, "Fans react, family calls for understanding after Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report," 19 June 2017 Our role in missile defense is more being a regional actor, a responsible partner to the U.S., to share burden and counter the regional threat against countries like Japan and South Korea. David Tweed, Bloomberg.com, "Kim Jong Un Spurs Asian Race for Missile-Defense Systems," 1 June 2017 SEE OUR HUNGER STRIKE TRACKER Now, however, the captives who refuse to eat are so compliant with the medical staff that they aren’t shackled into a restraint chair for nasal-gastric feedings, the doctor said. Carol Rosenberg, miamiherald, "Gender transition therapy at Guantánamo? Top prison doctor says he’d consider it," 4 June 2017

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First Known Use of our

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for our

Middle English oure, from Old English ūre; akin to Old High German unsēr our, Old English ūs us

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The first known use of our was before the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of our

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

our

adjective
\ är , ˈau̇r \

Kids Definition of our

: relating to or belonging to us : caused by, produced by, or participated in by us our family our house our fault our field trip

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