Definitions

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

  • pronoun Used to indicate the one or ones belonging to you.
  • pronoun Used often with an adverbial modifier in the complimentary close of a letter.
  • idiom (yours truly) I, myself, or me.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • That which belongs or those which belong to you: the possessive used without a following noun.
  • [Yours is sometimes used in specific senses without reference to a noun previously mentioned: Your property.
  • The persons belonging to you; your friends or relatives.
  • Your letter: as, yours of the 16th inst. is at hand.
  • Abbreviated yrs.

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

  • pronoun See the Note under your.

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

  • pronoun That which belongs to you (singular); the possessive second person singular pronoun used without a following noun.
  • pronoun That which belongs to you (plural); the possessive second person plural pronoun used without a following noun.
  • pronoun Written at the end of a letter, before the signature.

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from your, your; see your.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English youres, ȝoures, equivalent to your +‎ -'s.

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