1
: of or relating to you or yourself or yourselves especially as possessor or possessors
your bodies
, agent or agents
your contributions
, or object or objects of an action
your discharge
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.

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Old English ēower; akin to Old English ēow you — more at you

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Your.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/your. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

your

adjective
yər How to pronounce your (audio)
(ˈ)yu̇(ə)r,
(ˈ)yō(ə)r,
(ˈ)yȯ(ə)r
1
: of or relating to you or yourself or yourselves
your house
your contributions
your friends
2
: of or relating to one
when you face the north, east is at your right
3
used before a title of honor in address
your Honor

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