you

pronoun \ ˈyü , also \

Definition of you

1 :the one or ones being addressed used as the pronoun of the second person singular or plural in any grammatical relation except that of a possessive
  • you may sit in that chair
used formerly only as a plural pronoun of the second person in the dative or accusative case as direct or indirect object of a verb or as object of a preposition — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours
2 :one 2a
  • after a while, it grows on you

Origin and Etymology of you

Middle English, from Old English ēow, dat. & accusative of you; akin to Old High German iu, dative of ir you, Sanskrit yūyam you


YOU Defined for English Language Learners

you

pronoun

Definition of you for English Language Learners

  • —used to refer to the person or group of people that is being addressed as the subject of a verb or as the object of a verb or preposition

  • —used to refer to any person or to people in general


YOU Defined for Kids

you

pronoun \ ˈyü , \

Definition of you for Students

1 :the person, thing, or group these words are spoken or written to You are absolutely correct. Here, Fluffy, I have a treat for you.
2 :anyone at all
  • You never know what will happen next.


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