from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Used as a modifier before a noun: your boots; your accomplishments.
- adj. A person's; one's: The light switch is on your right.
- adj. Informal Used with little or no sense of possession to indicate a type familiar to the listener: your basic three-story frame house.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- pro. Belonging to you; of you; related to you (singular; one owner).
- pro. Belonging to you; of you; related to you (plural; more owners).
- pro. A determiner that conveys familiarity and mutual knowledge of the modified noun.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- prep. The form of the possessive case of the personal pronoun you.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of you: the original genitive of ye, you.
- Of you; belonging to you: used predicatively: now replaced by yours.
- Belonging to you: possessive and adjective in use, preceding the noun.
Middle English, from Old English ēower, genitive of gē, ye; see you.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English ēower. (Wiktionary)