Definition of your
2 : of or relating to one or oneself when you face the north, east is at your right
3 —used with little or no meaning almost as an equivalent to the definite article the your typical teenager
Examples of your in a Sentence
Please wash your hands before dinner.
What is your new house like?
You forgot your wallet at the restaurant.
Don't worry about me—you've got your own problems.
Did you finish your homework?
With your permission, we can take a blood test.
You always manage to impress us with your ideas.
Recent Examples of your from the Web
Weather, course conditions and the general state of your game are just a few examples of what could affect a score.
Your relationship with the musicians and audience in Seattle seems to me very remarkable.
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But will the person who signs your paychecks feel the same?
In a truly progressive city, maybe the driver might be given an incentive to clear out your fridge.
After dark, wind your way by foot across one of Little Rock's three Technicolor pedestrian bridges and look back at the city skyline.
The bottle is shaped like a double Scotch, neat, which is more than can be said of Harold, the hapless grifter whose lifeless body has been planted in your bathtub.
But what happens when the fancy electronics aren't prepared for your real-life location?
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Origin and Etymology of your
Middle English, from Old English ēower; akin to Old English ēow you — more at you
First Known Use: before 12th century
YOUR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of your for English Language Learners
: relating to or belonging to you : made or done by you
—used to refer to any person or to people in general
—used in the titles of royalty, judges, etc.
YOUR Defined for Kids
Definition of your for Students
1 : relating to or belonging to you This is your book. The door will be on your right.
2 : by or from you Thank you for your gifts.
3 : relating to people in general Exercise is good for your health.
4 —used before a title of honor in addressing a person your Majesty
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