\ yər, ˈyu̇r How to pronounce your (audio) , ˈyȯr How to pronounce your (audio) \

Definition of your

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.
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First Known Use of your

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

History and Etymology for your

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

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

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“Your.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of your

: 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.


\ yər How to pronounce your (audio) , ˈyu̇r, ˈyȯr \

Kids Definition of your

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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