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

  • adj. Used as a modifier before a noun: our accomplishments; our hometown.

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  • pro. Belonging to us.
  • pro. Of, from, or belonging to the nation, region, or language of the speaker.
  • pro. used before a person's name to indicate that the person is in one's family, or is a very close friend.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Of or pertaining to us; belonging to us

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. A former spelling of hour.
  • n. For words so beginning, see uro-.


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

Middle English, from Old English ūre; see nes-2 in Indo-European roots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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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