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

  • pro. Used to indicate the one or ones belonging to you: The larger boots are yours. If I can't find my book, I'll take yours.
  • pro. Used often with an adverbial modifier in the complimentary close of a letter: Sincerely yours.
  • idiom yours truly I, myself, or me: "Let me talk about a typical day in the life of yours truly” ( Robert A. Spivey).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pro. See the Note under your.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.

Etymologies

Middle English, from your, your; see your.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English youres, ȝoures, equivalent to your +‎ -'s. (Wiktionary)

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