yours

pronoun

ˈyu̇rz How to pronounce yours (audio)
ˈyȯrz
singular or plural in construction
: that which belongs to you
used without a following noun as a pronoun equivalent in meaning to the adjective your
this book is yours
often used especially with an adverbial modifier in the complimentary close of a letter
Yours truly
Sincerely yours
Phrases
yours truly
: i, me, myself
yours truly got stuck with the job

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from your + -s -'s

First Known Use

1526, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yours was in 1526

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“Yours.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yours. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

yours

pronoun
ˈyu̇(ə)rz How to pronounce yours (audio)
ˈyō(ə)rz,
ˈyȯ(ə)rz
: your one : your ones
often used with an adverb and as part of the closing of a letter
yours truly

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