Yours Definition

yo͝orz, yôrz
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.
American Heritage
That or those belonging to you.
Webster's New World
Used often with an adverbial modifier in the complimentary close of a letter.
Sincerely yours.
American Heritage
Written at the end of a letter, before the signature.
Yours sincerely, Yours faithfully, Yours, Sincerely yours.

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.

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Origin of Yours

  • From Middle English youres, ȝoures, equivalent to your +"Ž -'s.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from your your your

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

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