from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- pro. Used as the direct object of a verb: She saw us on the subway.
- pro. Used as the indirect object of a verb: They offered us free tickets to the show.
- pro. Used as the object of a preposition: This letter is addressed to us.
- pro. Informal Used as a predicate nominative: It's us. See Usage Note at we.
- pro. Nonstandard Used reflexively as the indirect object of a verb: We decided to get us another car. See Note at me.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- pro. me and at least one other person; the objective case of we.
- pro. me
- The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person.
- n. Alternative spelling of µs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- pro. The persons speaking, regarded as an object; ourselves; -- the objective case of we. See we.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The objective case of we.
- n. An old spelling of use.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Middle English, from Old English ūs.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English us, from Old English ūs ("us", dative personal pronoun), from Proto-Germanic *uns (“us”), from Proto-Indo-European *ne-, *nō-, *n-ge-, *n-sme- (“us”). Cognate with West Frisian us, ús ("us"), Low German us ("us"), Dutch ons ("us"), German uns ("us"), Danish os ("us"), Latin nōs ("we, us"). (Wiktionary)
Derived from the similarity between the letter u and the Greek letter µ. (Wiktionary)