\ ˈyu̇rz How to pronounce yours (audio) , ˈyȯrz \

Definition of yours

: 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 trulySincerely yours
yours truly
: i, me, myself yours truly got stuck with the job

First Known Use of yours

1526, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yours

Middle English, from your + -s -'s

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“Yours.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yours. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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yours

pronoun

English Language Learners Definition of yours

: that which belongs to you : your one : your ones
used at the end of an informal letter
old-fashioned : your letter

yours

pronoun
\ ˈyu̇rz How to pronounce yours (audio) , ˈyȯrz \

Kids Definition of yours

: that which belongs to you The bike is yours. Yours is the empty glass.

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