The car is now yours.
- Yours is defined as belonging to you.
An example of yours is when you give someone the keys to the car and say, “It’s yours.”
- Yours is a traditional way to end a letter.
An example of yours is the closing, “Sincerely yours.”
Origin of yoursMiddle English youres ; from your + genitive -es: hence, in form, a double possessive
you and yours
Origin of yourseuphemism for up your ass!
pron.(used with a sing. or pl. verb)
- Used to indicate the one or ones belonging to you: The larger boots are yours. If I can't find my book, I'll take yours.
- Used often with an adverbial modifier in the complimentary close of a letter: Sincerely yours.
Origin of yoursMiddle English, from your, your; see your.
- That which belongs to you (singular); the possessive second-person singular pronoun used without a following noun.
- If this edit is mine, the other must be yours.
- Their encyclopedia is good, but yours is even better.
- It's all yours.
- That which belongs to you (plural); the possessive second-person plural pronoun used without a following noun.
- Written at the end of a letter, before the signature.
- Yours sincerely, Yours faithfully, Yours, Sincerely yours
- In British English the adverb almost invariably follows the word yours at the end of a letter; in most dialects of American English it usually precedes it. As a general rule, sincerely is only employed if the name of the recipient is already known to the writer; a letter begun with Dear Sir or Dear Madam finishes with faithfully. Yours on its own and yours ever are less formal than the other forms.
From Middle English youres, Èoures, equivalent to your +"Ž -'s.