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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English oure, from Old English ūre, ūser (our), from Proto-Germanic *unseraz (of us, our), from Proto-Indo-European *no-s-ero- (our). Cognate with West Frisian ús (our), Low German uns (our), Dutch onze (our), German unser (our), Danish vor (our), Norwegian vår (our).

PronunciationEdit

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DeterminerEdit

our

  1. Belonging to us.
    • 2008, Mike Knudson & Steve Wilkinson, Raymond and Graham Rule the School
      Paying no attention to Lizzy, Mrs. Gibson began calling out our names in alphabetical order.
    • 2013 July-August, Stephen P. Lownie, David M. Pelz, “Stents to Prevent Stroke”, in American Scientist:
      As we age, the major arteries of our bodies frequently become thickened with plaque, a fatty material with an oatmeal-like consistency that builds up along the inner lining of blood vessels.
  2. Of, from, or belonging to the nation, region, or language of the speaker.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page viii
      Thirdly, I continue to attempt to interdigitate the taxa in our flora with taxa of the remainder of the world.
  3. (Northern England, Scotland) Used before a person's name to indicate that the person is in one's family, or is a very close friend.
    I'm going to see our Terry for tea.

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VerbEdit

our

  1. Misspelling of are.

StatisticsEdit

Most common English words before 1923 in Project Gutenberg: do · has · could · #63: our · than · some · other

RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Puter, Vallader) ur

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ōra.

NounEdit

our m (plural ours)

  1. (Surmiran) edge, margins