Definition of “your” - 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?

More examples

  • Put your toys away now - it's time for bed.
  • Are you still in touch with any of your old school friends?
  • Shall I top up your drink?
  • The green of your scarf tones in with your shoes.
  • I'm sorry I forgot to mention your name. I just wasn't thinking.

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.

More examples

  • After you've had a baby you lose the muscle tone in your stomach.
  • The blurb on the back of the book says that it 'will touch your heart'.
  • This is the easiest way to top up your mobile phone card.
  • On the plane, the flight attendant brings you a towelette after your meal.
  • A good diet and plenty of exercise will help you to keep your body healthy.

(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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