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God Almighty is, to be sure, unmoved by passion or appetite, unchanged by affection; but then it is to be added that He neither sees nor hears nor perceives things by any senses like ours; but in a manner infinitely more perfect.
Joseph Butler

Meaning of "ours" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OURS

ours  [aʊəz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OURS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ours is a pronoun.
The pronoun is a word that replaces other terms that designate people or things at any given moment.

WHAT DOES OURS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ours

Ours may refer to: ▪ Ours, an American rock group ▪ Wes Ours, an American football player ▪ "Ours", a song by The Bravery for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack ▪ "Ours", a single by Taylor Swift from the deluxe edition of the album, Speak Now. ▪ Ours, a French singer and songwriter.

Definition of ours in the English dictionary

The definition of ours in the dictionary is something or someone belonging to or associated with us.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OURS


after-hours
ˌɑːftərˈaʊəz
contours
ˈkɒntʊəz
hours
aʊəz
scours
ˈskaʊəz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OURS

oupa
our
Our Father
our feathered friends
our kid
Our Lady
Our Lord
ourali
Ourense
ouroboros
ourself
ourselves
Ouse
ousel
oust
ouster
oustiti
out
out and about
out and away

WORDS THAT END LIKE OURS

all fours
business hours
colours
concours
do the honours
favours
honours
it never rains but it pours
messieurs
of ours
of yours
office hours
opening hours
Respectfully yours
the small hours
Tours
twenty-four hours
velours
watercolours
yours

Synonyms and antonyms of ours in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ours» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OURS

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

Translator English - Chinese

我们的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nuestro
570 millions of speakers

English

ours
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हमारा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُلكَنَا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

принадлежащий нам
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nosso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আমাদিগের
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

le nôtre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

kepunyaan kami
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unserer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

私たちのもの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우리 것
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

நம்முடைய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आमचा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bizim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

il nostro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nasz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

наш
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

al nostru
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δικός μας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

s´n
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 ours

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OURS»

The term «ours» is very widely used and occupies the 4.070 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OURS» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «OURS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ours.
1
Spencer Bachus
Ours is an open and accepting society, and has historically provided an avenue for lawful immigration to all those willing to accept the responsibilities of citizenship.
2
Cyrano de Bergerac
'And for my part, Gentlemen,' said I, 'that I may put in for a share, and guess with the rest; not to amuse myself with those curious Notions wherewith you tickle and spur on slow-paced Time; I believe, that the Moon is a World like ours, to which this of ours serves likewise for a Moon.'
3
Matt Blunt
In a government such as ours we have vigorous contests to determine who should lead. The recent election was no exception. Now we inaugurate a new government on a day that transcends any one individual or any one party.
4
Sitting Bull
They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.
5
Joseph Butler
God Almighty is, to be sure, unmoved by passion or appetite, unchanged by affection; but then it is to be added that He neither sees nor hears nor perceives things by any senses like ours; but in a manner infinitely more perfect.
6
Paul Castellano
This life of ours, this is a wonderful life. If you can get through life like this and get away with it, hey that's great. But it's very predictable. There's so many ways you can screw it up.
7
Robin Day
There's this very vulnerable planet of ours with finite resources. Architects and designers have, I think, a fair responsibility for conserving energy and materials, and making things durable.
8
Kiki Dee
Being the youngest, I was a bit of a daddy's girl and sought attention from an early age by singing. I don't know where I got my voice, but ours was always a musical house.
9
Rick Derringer
Johnny was great in the studio; he was there to make the music that he wanted to make. We lived right beside each other and had a rehearsal studio that was just ours, with nobody else using it, it was part of Johnny's house, so we could rehearse every day.
10
Henry Austin Dobson
Not as ours the books of old - Things that steam can stamp and fold; Not as ours the books of yore - Rows of type, and nothing more.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OURS»

Discover the use of ours in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ours and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
One of Ours
This groundbreaking novel from acclaimed American writer Willa Cather was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1923.
Willa Cather, 2012
2
When the Game Was Ours
With intimate, fly-on-the-wall detail, When the Game Was Ours transports readers to this electric era of basketball and reveals for the first time the inner workings of two players dead set on besting one another.
Larry Bird, Earvin Johnson, Jackie MacMullan, 2009
3
Paris was Ours: Thirty-two Writers Reflect on the City of Light
Collects essays from more than 20 writers--including David Sedaris, Joe Queenan and Diane Johnson--on how they feel about the city of Paris, France. Original.
Penelope Rowlands, 2011
4
Ours
She looks in particular at the concept of public versus private property, asking who actually owns a garden? A gentle irony accompanies the question because in French, the phrase "le n tre" means "ours.
Cole Swensen, 2008
5
The World Is Not Ours to Save: Finding the Freedom to Do Good
Wigg-Stevenson's own pilgrimage from causes to calling shows how to ground an enduring, kingdom-oriented activism in the stillness of vocation rather than in the anxiety of the world's brokenness. The world is not ours to save.
Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, 2012
6
Forever Ours: Real Stories of Immortality and Living from a ...
Told in the voice of a compassionate scientist and medical expert who sees death every day, these stories eloquently convey the comfort Dr. Amatuzio has found in what she sees and hears.
Janis Amatuzio, MD, 2010
7
The Bodies that Were Not Ours: And Other Writings
This volume gathers together her finest writings since 1995 and includes critical essays by Jean Fisher and Caroline Vercoe that interpret her work.
Coco Fusco, 2001
8
This Thing of Ours: Investigating The Sopranos
This text investigates both the wide appeal and controversial reception of this highly-debated drama.
David Lavery, 2002
9
Earth Is Ours
It is a story of a symbiotic relationship between a self-aware female computer and an American Indian man dying of old age. This is a forced relationship dictated by mutual needs for survival in a world stripped of technology by aliens.
Gary W. Babb, 2006
10
Missionary Methods: St. Paul's Or Ours?
Rolland Allen's classic offering of an old-new approach to mission work. Profoundly biblical, Allen's "methods" are drawn from a scrupulous examination of St. Paul's own principles for missionary work. (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.).
Roland Allen, 1962

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OURS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ours is used in the context of the following news items.
1
The future is ours and theirs, too
Their lives must have been so different from ours, yet we are connected by the trees we shared. What will be planted in that space is not going ... «The Daily News Journal, Jul 15»
2
'Earth 2.0' Kepler 452b is most similar planet to ours, Nasa says
An artist's impression of exoplanet Kepler-452b, which Nasa say is likely to be rocky, just like Earth. 'We can think of Kepler-452b as an older, ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
What's Your Daily Commute Must-Have? Here Are Ours
Seventy-seven percent of commuters get to and from work each day by driving their own car, according to a recent survey commissioned by the ... «Cars.com News, Jul 15»
4
Vespasian's Middle East policy (it should be ours, too)
Vespasian's Middle East policy (it should be ours, too). Let these suicidal lunatics get on with slaughtering each other — why invite disaster by ... «Spectator.co.uk, Jul 15»
5
Jeane Freeman: Labour are battling for their own future, not ours
BANKSY nailed it. “Workers of the World … Abstain.” In characteristically pithy style, he captured exactly what Labour did on Monday and, just ... «The National, Jul 15»
6
OURS: Sturgis rally is well worth any headaches
Did you hear that roar down the street? Did you hear it again? If so, you know that it has begun for all practical purposes. The 75th annual ... «Rapid City Journal, Jul 15»
7
Is the Temple Mount ours?
The Temple Mount. The month of Av 5775. Exactly 1,945 years since the destruction of the Second Temple. The images are difficult to see, ... «Israel Hayom, Jul 15»
8
Syriza's dilemma, and ours
Do the “agreements” reached on July 13 mark the end of an era? Yes, but certainly not in the sense suggested by the press release of the ... «Open Democracy, Jul 15»
9
Berenice Griffeth: There's no freedom if we can't protect what's ours
I hardly know where to begin in responding to Chad Nelson's “Sanctuary cities not a problem” (Commentary, July 17). His argument is based ... «The Providence Journal, Jul 15»
10
The City is Ours moving booze?
The City is Ours, who put up the $ 330 application fee to oppose the liquor license with the Liquor Licensing Authority in 2010, congratulated ... «Scoop.co.nz, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ours [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ours>. Jan 2021 ».
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