Meaning of “ours” in the English Dictionary

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"ours" in British English

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ourspronoun

uk /aʊəz/ /ɑːz/ us /ˈaʊ.ɚz/ /aʊrz/

A2 the one(s) belonging to or connected with the person who is speaking and one or more other people:

Which table is ours?
He's a cousin of ours.
Ours is the red car parked over there.
Ours is a huge country.

More examples

  • Their economy has expanded enormously, while ours, by/in contrast, has declined.
  • Their results dovetail nicely with ours.
  • There were mutters that other departments received more money than ours.
  • Bob's tickets cost much less than ours - I think we've been ripped off.
  • The house next to ours was struck by a bolt of lightning.

(Definition of “ours” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ours" in American English

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ourspronoun [ pl ]

us /ɑʊərz, ɑrz/

belonging to, or that which belongs to us:

He’s a cousin of ours.
That’s their problem – not ours.
I think these seats are ours.

(Definition of “ours” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)