Meaning of “your” in the English Dictionary

"your" in British English

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uk strong /jɔːr/ weak /r/ us /jʊr/ //


A1 belonging or relating to the person or group of people being spoken or written to:

Is this your bag?
It's not your fault.
Your mother is driving me crazy.
What's your problem?

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your determiner (PEOPLE GENERALLY)

B1 belonging or relating to people generally:

Of course you want the best for your children.
Garlic is good for your blood.

informal said before a typical example of something is given:

This isn't your usual science fiction novel, but then Brinkworth isn't exactly your typical author.

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

"your" in American English

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us /jʊər, jɔr, jər/

your pronoun (BELONGING TO YOU)

belonging to or connected with the person or people being spoken to; the possessive form of you:

Is this your umbrella?
Let’s take your car because it has more room than mine.

your pronoun (OF PEOPLE GENERALLY)

belonging to or connected with any person or people generally:

Exercise is good for your health.


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

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