Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Used as a modifier before a noun.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A former spelling of hour.
  • noun For words so beginning, see uro-.
  • Pertaining or belonging to us: as, our country; our rights; our troops. Ours is a later possessive form from our, and is used in place of our and a noun, thus standing to our in the same relation as hers to her, yours to your, mine to my: as, the land is ours; your land and ours.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • Of or pertaining to us; belonging to us

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • pronoun attributive Belonging to us.
  • pronoun Of, from, or belonging to the nation, region, or language of the speaker.
  • pronoun 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.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old English ūre; see nes- in Indo-European roots.]

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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").

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