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.
Recent Examples of our from the Web
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.
Our glorious spring is winding down and transitioning to summer.
This changes our plans to rebrand as Covfefe Central.
This whole weekend was characteristic of our growth.
At the same time Jeremy Corbyn has said that terror attacks are our own fault.
Among the most distinctive of our native gulls, the laughing gull is well named; its rollicking call is as evocative of the summer beach season as the smell of Coppertone and salt air.
Our mission to Iraq was to win hearts and minds, too.
Who among us hasn't spent most of our working day thinking about relaxing with a sandwich, unmolested by the world outside?
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Origin and Etymology 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
OUR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of our for English Language Learners
: relating to or belonging to us : made or done by us
OUR Defined for Kids
Definition of our for Students
: 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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