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adjective \yər, ˈyu̇r, ˈyȯr\

Definition of your

  1. 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. 2 :  of or relating to one or oneself <when you face the north, east is at your right>

  3. 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

  1. Please wash your hands before dinner.

  2. What is your new house like?

  3. You forgot your wallet at the restaurant.

  4. Don't worry about me—you've got your own problems.

  5. Did you finish your homework?

  6. With your permission, we can take a blood test.

  7. You always manage to impress us with your ideas.

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

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adjective \yər, ˈyu̇r, ˈyȯr\

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

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adjective \yər, ˈyu̇r, ˈyȯr\

Definition of your for Students

  1. 1 :  relating to or belonging to you <This is your book.> <The door will be on your right.>

  2. 2 :  by or from you <Thank you for your gifts.>

  3. 3 :  relating to people in general <Exercise is good for your health.>

  4. 4 —used before a title of honor in addressing a person <your Majesty>


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