your


your
/yoor, yawr, yohr/; unstressed /yeuhr/, pron.
1. (a form of the possessive case of you used as an attributive adjective): Your jacket is in that closet. I like your idea. Cf. yours.
2. one's (used to indicate that one belonging to oneself or to any person): The consulate is your best source of information. As you go down the hill, the library is on your left.
3. (used informally to indicate all members of a group, occupation, etc., or things of a particular type): Take your factory worker, for instance. Your power brakes don't need that much servicing.
[bef. 900; ME; OE eower (gen. of ge YE1); c. G euer]
Usage. See me.

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