ours


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ours

 (ourz)
pron. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Used to indicate the one or ones belonging to us: The original of the painting is ours. Their children are grown, but ours are still young.

[Middle English oures, from oure, our, from Old English ūre; see nes- in Indo-European roots.]

ours

(aʊəz)
pron
1. something or someone belonging to or associated with us: ours have blue tags.
2. of ours belonging to or associated with us

ours

(aʊərz, ˈaʊ ərz or, often, ɑrz)

pron.
1. a form of the possessive case of we used as a predicate adjective: Which house is ours?
2. that or those belonging to us: Ours are the pink ones.
[1250–1300; Middle English (orig. north) ures, oures. See our, 's1]
Translations
لنا، خاصَّتُنامُلكَنَا
náš
vores
nuestro(las) nuestras(los) nuestrosel (nuestro)la (nuestra)
meidän
naš
mienk
okkar
私たちのもの
우리 것
vårvåravårt
ของเราเอง
của chúng tôi

ours

[aʊəz] POSS PRON (referring to singular posession) → (el/la) nuestro/a; (referring to plural posession) → (los/las) nuestros/as
this house is oursesta casa es nuestra
a friend of oursun amigo nuestro
your car is much bigger than oursvuestro coche es mucho más grande que el nuestro
"our teachers are strict" - "ours are too"-nuestros profesores son estrictos -los nuestros también

ours

[ˈaʊərz] pron
(gen, referring to singular noun)le nôtre(la); (referring to plural noun)les nôtres
Your garden is very big, ours is much smaller → Votre jardin est très grand, le nôtre est beaucoup plus petit.
Your school is very different from ours → Votre école est très différente de la nôtre.
Our teachers are strict. - Ours are too → Nos professeurs sont sévères. - Les nôtres aussi.
(= our property) is this ours? → c'est à nous?
This car is ours → Cette voiture est à nous.
Whose is this? - It's ours → C'est à qui? - À nous.
Is this one ours?
BUT C'est le or la nôtre?.

ours

poss pronunsere(r, s); ours not to reason why(, ours but to do or die) (prov)das wissen die Götter (inf), → es ist nicht an uns, nach dem Warum zu fragen ? also mine1

ours

[ˈaʊəz] poss pronil/la nostro/a, i/le nostri/e pl
a friend of ours → un nostro amico
theirs is red, ours is green → il loro è rosso, il nostro è verde
this is ours → questo è (il) nostro

our

(auə) adjective
belonging to us. This is our house.
ours (auəz) pronoun
the one(s) belonging to us. The house is ours.
ourˈselves pronoun
1. used as the object of a verb when the person speaking and other people are the object of an action etc they perform. We saw ourselves in the mirror.
2. used to emphasize we, ~us or the names of the speaker and other people performing an action etc. We ourselves played no part in this.
3. without help etc. We'll just have to finish the job ourselves.

ours

مُلكَنَا náš vores unserer δικός μας nuestro meidän le nôtre naš il nostro 私たちのもの 우리 것 ons vår nasz nosso принадлежащий нам vår ของเราเอง bizimki của chúng tôi 我们的
References in classic literature ?
Once when he sat down to chat, he told us that in the immigrant car ahead there was a family from `across the water' whose destination was the same as ours.
She will sleep upon a cot in the room next to ours," responded Ma'ame Pelagie, "and live as we do.
The route of the detachment is known, while ours, having been determined within the hour, must still be secret.
But for this short life of ours, one would like a house and a moderate garden-spot of one's own.
But when a man's religion becomes really frantic; when it is a positive torment to him; and, in fine, makes this earth of ours an uncomfortable inn to lodge in; then I think it high time to take that individual aside and argue the point with him.
And as for the other whale, why, I'll agree to get more oil by chopping up and trying out these three masts of ours, than he'll get from that bundle of bones; though, now that I think of it, it may contain something worth a good deal more than oil; yes, ambergris.
And soon the dogs were all tearing down the field of young wheat next to ours.
It is a sin to hold a slave under laws like ours,--I always felt it was,--I always thought so when I was a girl,--I thought so still more after I joined the church; but I thought I could gild it over,--I thought, by kindness, and care, and instruction, I could make the condition of mine better than freedom--fool that I was
What makes this duty the more urgent is that fact that the country so overrun is not our own, but ours is the invading army.
As the names of the Poles and Russians are to us, so are ours to them.
Vanstone's address after the removal of the 4th of September; and if you can do nothing on your side, it may be desirable to have the lawyer watched on ours.
Take heed, however,'' he added sternly; ``remember thou hast refused to tell thy name ask not after ours, nor endeavour to discover who or what we are; for, if thou makest such an attempt, thou wilt come by worse fortune than has yet befallen thee.