The dog took your shoe.
The definition of your is belonging to you.
An example of your is a book that belong to you.
- of, belonging to, made by, or done by you: also used before some formal titles: Your Honor, Your Majesties
- Informal the: used to designate a typical member of a group or class: often followed by average
Origin of yourMiddle English your, eower from Old English eower, genitive of ge, ye: see you
adjectiveThe possessive form of you
- Used as a modifier before a noun: your boots; your accomplishments.
- A person's; one's: The light switch is on your right.
- Informal Used with little or no sense of possession to indicate a type familiar to the listener: your basic three-story frame house.
Origin of yourMiddle English from Old English ēower genitive of gē ye ; see you .
- Belonging to you; of you; related to you (singular; one owner).
- Let's meet tomorrow at your convenience.
- Is this your cat?
- Belonging to you; of you; related to you (plural; more owners).
- A determiner that conveys familiarity and mutual knowledge of the modified noun.
- Not your average Tom, Dick and Harry.
- Your Show of Shows
- Your World with Neil Cavuto
- Not Your Average Travel Guide
- In US English, /jÉš/ is generally the unstressed version of /jÉ”ËÉ¹/; in many dialects, however, /jÉ/ is frequent even in positions of stress.
- The use of your instead of you're is a common mistake in English.