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Definition of ours

: that which belongs to us used without a following noun as a pronoun equivalent in meaning to the adjective our

First Known Use of ours

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ours was in the 14th century

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“Ours.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ours. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of ours

: that which belongs to or is connected with us : our one : our ones


\ ˈau̇rz How to pronounce ours (audio) , ärz \

Kids Definition of ours

: that which belongs to us This classroom is ours. These desks are ours.

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