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Meaning of "our" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OUR

Old English ūre (genitive plural), from us; related to Old French, Old Saxon ūser, Old High German unsēr, Gothic unsara.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OUR

our  [aʊə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OUR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Our is a determiner.
The determinant is a modifier that provides context to the noun, often in terms of quantity and possession.

WHAT DOES OUR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Our

Our may refer to: ▪ Our, in Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany ▪ Our, Jura, a commune in France...

Definition of our in the English dictionary

The first definition of our in the dictionary is of, belonging to, or associated in some way with us. Other definition of our is belonging to or associated with all people or people in general. Our is also a formal word for my used by editors or other writers, and monarchs.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OUR

ouistiti
Oujda
Oulu
ouma
ounce
oundy
OUP
oupa
Our Father
our feathered friends
our kid
Our Lady
Our Lord
ourali
Ourense
ouroboros
ours
ourself
ourselves

WORDS THAT END LIKE OUR

amateur
amour
Arthur
auteur
Coeur
colour
four
fur
glamour
honour
hour
humour
Kultur
occur
pour
retour
sense of humour
Sur
tour
your

Synonyms and antonyms of our in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «our» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OUR

Find out the translation of our to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of our from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «our» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

我们的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nuestro
570 millions of speakers

English

our
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हमारे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

…نَا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

наш
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nosso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আমাদের
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

notre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kami
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unser
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

私たちの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우리의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kita
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

của chúng tôi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आमच्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bizim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nostro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nasz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

наш
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nostru
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δικός μας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ons
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vår
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vår
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of our

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OUR»

The term «our» is very widely used and occupies the 30 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OUR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «our» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «our» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about our

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10 QUOTES WITH «OUR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word our.
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Bob Ainsworth
Failure in Afghanistan would have profound consequences for our national security. It would undermine the NATO alliance structure that has been the bedrock of Britain's defence for the last 60 years... I will not allow this to happen on my watch.
2
Sal Albanese
I firmly believe that we can protect taxpayer dollars, bus drivers' jobs, and the safety of our students. We just need a mayor who actually cares about all three.
3
Shari Arison
As I see it, we are all connected and share a stake in our collective future. We are all part of a greater picture. I greatly encourage businesswomen everywhere in the world to take personal responsibility, stay connected to their own intuition and unique potential, work hard, deal with reality, but don't give up.
4
Robert Foster Bennett
A desire to be in charge of our own lives, a need for control, is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control.
5
Kevin Bleyer
Our Congress should stay in session all summer - camp out in D.C., and turn off the AC. Put on their stuffiest powdered wigs and sweat it out, until they give in and put their John Hancocks (and their Nancy Pelosis and their John Boehners) on at least one meaningful law that no one wants to repeal.
6
Paul Bremer
I hope they're going to learn, and as a result of our response, that it isn't going to work. They're not going to change our life, they're not going to have us throw out our Constitution, and they're not going to chase us out of the Middle East.
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Jan Brewer
Arizona, our beautiful state, was built on mining. Copper is huge here, and now uranium. And then we have the federal government coming in, writing all these rules and regulations and telling us that we can't do this and we can't do that. We need concise, clear answers.
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Jan Brewer
We as governors, whether we're Republican or Democrat, we really believe that we know what's best for our people. And in Arizona, and particularly we're very interested about natural resources.
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Sylvia Browne
The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name.
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Vincent Canby
Good fiction reveals feeling, refines events, locates importance and, though its methods are as mysterious as they are varied, intensifies the experience of living our own lives.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OUR»

Discover the use of our in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to our and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Fault in Our Stars
' Bliss 'If you need inspiration when it comes to making the most of a moment, this one is for you' Mizz 'Exploring the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love, this is a life-affirming tale of two teenagers who are ...
John Green, 2012
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In Our Time
THIS COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES AND VIGNETTES MARKED ERNEST HEMINGWAY'S AMERICAN DEBUT AND MADE HIM FAMOUS When In Our Time was published in 1925, it was praised by Ford Madox Ford, John Dos Passos, and F. Scott Fitzgerald for its simple ...
Ernest Hemingway, 2002
3
Our Sexuality
The most respected and authoritative college textbook available on human sexuality, this edition of OUR SEXUALITY has been thoroughly and carefully updated to reflect the most current research findings.
Robert Crooks, Karla Baur, 2010
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Inventing Our Selves: Psychology, Power, and Personhood
Inventing Our Selves proposes a radical new approach to the analysis of our current regime of the self, and the values of autonomy, identity, individuality, liberty and choice that animate it.
Nikolas Rose, 1998
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A Mathematical View of Our World
In writing the book, the authors endeavored to be faithful to the recommendations of such professional mathematics associations as the MAA, AMATYC, and NCTM.
Harold R. Parks, Gary Musser, Lynn Trimpe, 2007
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Our Guys: The Glen Ridge Rape and the Secret Life of the ...
Parents, teachers, and anyone concerned with how children are raised, how their characters are formed, how boys and girls learn to treat each other, will want to read this important book.
Bernard Lefkowitz, 1997
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Our Story: A Fill-in-the-Blank Journal of Our Relationship
This book helps readers create a treasured record of their love, memories, and future together. This book also includes a special front-cover photo window and provides space for pictures throughout.
Alex A. Lluch, 2008
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Our Word is Our Weapon: Selected Writings
In this landmark book, Seven Stories Press presents a powerful collection of literary, philosophical, and political writings of the masked Zapatista spokesperson, Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos.
Marcos (subcomandante.), Subcomandante Marcos, Juana Ponce de Leon, 2001
9
The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional ...
Arguing against the "tougher standards" rhetoric that marks the current education debate, the author of No Contest and Punished by Rewards writes that such tactics squeeze the pleasure out of learning. Reprint.
Alfie Kohn, 2000
10
Our Bodies, Our Crimes: The Policing of Women’s Reproduction ...
At its heart, this book is about the right of a woman to be a healthy and valued member of society independent of how or whether she reproduces.
Jeanne Flavin, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OUR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term our is used in the context of the following news items.
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Father-of-three dies in violent Mt Eden prison: 'Our dad wasn't cared …
"They have that level of care that they have to provide, and for our dad ... he wasn't cared for how he was supposed to be." Cassandra Harwood ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
2
Recapturing Our Ideals
What kind of life will our children and grandchildren experience? Will it be the American dream of our ideals: “life, liberty and the pursuit of ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
3
'We defended our hearts out' - Steve Hansen
“We defended our hearts out and we showed a lot of courage,” said Hansen. ... fortitude and the physical ability to keep getting up and making our tackles.”. «TVNZ, Jul 15»
4
Remembering the victims — that's our promise
But, far more importantly than anything else, we've told the individual stories of a few of those who have been murdered in our communities and ... «LA Daily News, Jul 15»
5
Maybe Time Travelers Are Stealing Our Stuff
Well, maybe they're stealing our stuff. It's an idea Wesley Chu explores in his new novel Time Salvager—currently being adapted into a film by ... «Wired, Jul 15»
6
RIP Heavy D: Our Icelandic Ode to the Land Rover Defender
Only in a place where the locals live in the shadow of volcanoes and eat sheep heads can you drive off the Hertz lot in a Land Rover Defender. «Car and Driver, Jul 15»
7
The Lafayette theater shooting terror threatens our right to enjoy art
Our national character would be tragically diminished if we hesitate to ... entertained and inspired by the ingenious works our artists create. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
8
Letters: Negativity about Obama blinds our common sense
Recent Herald articles have left us disgusted with our society's greed and lack of appreciation for our first family. That the Obamas have lived ... «Monterey County Herald, Jul 15»
9
Our Wedding Story: Clonmel meets Capetown at Lyrath Estate
Our Wedding Story: 'We just sat back and watched people arrive' · Our Wedding Story: 'We hired a camper van from Vintage Vans' · Read all ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
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Gary Griggs, Our Ocean Backyard: Megalodon: A shark to be feared
If we were to compress the entire 4.5 billion years of Earth history into a three-hour movie, our species, Homo sapiens, would have been ... «Santa Cruz Sentinel, Jul 15»

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