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adjective \är, ˈau̇(-ə)r\

Definition of our

  1. :  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

  1. We are defending our rights.

  2. We were criticized for our actions.

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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

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Definition of our for English Language Learners

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


OUR Defined for Kids

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Definition of our for Students

  1. :  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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