Us Definition

ŭs
pronoun
Used as the direct object of a verb.
She saw us on the subway.
American Heritage

We [help us; give us the books]

Webster's New World
Used as the indirect object of a verb.
They offered us free tickets to the show.
American Heritage
Used as the object of a preposition.
This letter is addressed to us.
American Heritage
Used as a predicate nominative.
It's us.
American Heritage
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abbreviation
Uncle Sam.
American Heritage
United States.
Webster's New World
Uniform System (of lens aperture)
American Heritage
United States highway.
American Heritage

(slang) United States dollar.

Wiktionary
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determiner
The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person.
It's not good enough for us teachers.
Wiktionary
symbol
Alternative spelling of µs.
Wiktionary

Origin of Us

  • From Middle English us, from Old English Å«s (“us", dative personal pronoun), from Proto-Germanic *uns (“us"), from Proto-Indo-European *ne-, *nō-, *n-ge-, *n-sme- (“us"). Cognate with West Frisian us, ús (“us"), Low German us (“us"), Dutch ons (“us"), German uns (“us"), Danish os (“us"), Latin nōs (“we, us").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English ūs nes-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Derived from the similarity between the letter u and the Greek letter µ.

    From Wiktionary