: 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.

Word History


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

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Our.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/our. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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: of or relating to us or ourselves or ourself
our house
our actions
our being chosen

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