yours


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Related to yours: Yours sincerely

yours

 (yo͝orz, yôrz)
pron. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1. 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.
2. Used often with an adverbial modifier in the complimentary close of a letter: Sincerely yours.
Idiom:
yours truly
I, myself, or me: "Let me talk about a typical day in the life of yours truly" (Robert A. Spivey).

[Middle English, from your, your; see your.]

yours

(jɔːz; jʊəz)
pron
1. something or someone belonging to or associated in some way with you: I've eaten yours.
2. your family: greetings to you and yours.
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) used in conventional closing phrases at the end of a letter: yours sincerely; yours faithfully.
4. of yours belonging to or associated with you
5. (Brewing) what's yours? jocular what would you like to drink?

yours

(yʊərz, yɔrz, yoʊrz)

pron.
1. a form of the possessive case of you used as a predicate adjective: Which cup is yours? Is she a friend of yours?
2. that which belongs to you: Yours was the first face I recognized.
[1250–1300; Middle English, = your + -s, as in his]
Translations
لَكَ، لَكُممِلْكُك
váštvůj
dinDeres
suyotuyovuestro(el) suyo(el) tuyo
sinun
vaš
önökéőszinte tiszteletteltied: a tied/a tietek
òinn, ykkar
あなたのもの
당신의 것
tvojvaš
din
ของคุณ
cái của bạn

yours

[ˈjʊəz] POSS PRON
1. (belonging to one person)
1.1. (familiar, referring to singular possession) → (el/la) tuyo/a; (referring to plural possession) → (los/las) tuyos/as
is that box yours?¿esa caja es tuya?
I've lost my pen, can I use yours?he perdido el bolígrafo, ¿puedo usar el tuyo?
that dog of yours!¡ese perro tuyo!
which is yours?¿cuál es el tuyo?
these are my keys and those are yourséstas son mis llaves y ésas son las tuyas
what's yours? (offering drink) → ¿qué vas a tomar?
1.2. (formal) (referring to singular possession) → (el/la) suyo/a, (el/la) de usted; (referring to plural possession) → (los/las) suyos/as, (los/las) de usted
you and yoursusted y los suyos
is that box yours?¿esa caja es suya?
I've lost my pen, can I use yours?he perdido el bolígrafo, ¿puedo usar el suyo?
these are my keys and those are yourséstas son mis llaves y ésas son las suyas
Yours (in letter) → le saluda atentamente
see also truly
2. (belonging to more than one person)
2.1. (familiar, referring to singular possession) → (el/la) vuestro/a, (el/la) suyo/a (LAm), (el/la) de ustedes (LAm); (referring to plural possession) → (los/las) vuestros/as, (los/las) suyos/as (LAm), (los/las) de ustedes (LAm)
that's yourseso es vuestro
2.2. (formal) (referring to singular possession) → (el/la) suyo/a, (el/la) de ustedes; (referring to plural possession) → (los/las) suyos/as, (los/las) de ustedes

yours

[ˈjɔːrz ˈjʊərz] pron
(familiar form)le tien(la)(ne) → les tiens(tiennes); (polite form)le vôtre(la), les vôtres; (plural form)le vôtre(la), les vôtres
I've lost my pen. Can I use yours? → J'ai perdu mon stylo. Est-ce que je peux utiliser le tien?
I like that car. Is it yours? → J'aime cette voiture-là. C'est la vôtre?
My hands are dirty, yours are clean → Mes mains sont sales, les tiennes sont propres.
Yours was definitely the best team → Votre équipe était clairement la meilleure.
is this yours? (familiar form)c'est à toi?; (polite or plural form)c'est à vous?
This book is yours, Alex → Ce livre est à toi, Alex.
These books are yours, girls → Ces livres sont à vous, les filles.
"Whose is this? " - - "It's yours, Lara." → "C'est à qui?" - - "À toi, Lara."
Is that yours, Sir? → Est-ce que c'est à vous, monsieur?
Whose are these books? Are they yours? → À qui sont ces livres? Est-ce que ce sont les vôtres?, À qui sont ces livres? Est-ce qu'ils sont à vous?
a friend of yours (familiar form)un(e) de tes amis; (polite or plural form)un(e) de vos amis
(at end of letter)amicalement
with best regards, Yours, George → bien amicalement, George
yours sincerely → veuillez agréer l'expression de mes sentiments les meilleurs, bien à vous
yours faithfully → je vous prie d'agréer mes salutations distinguées

yours

poss pron (German familiar form, sing) → deiner/deine/deins; (pl) → eurer/eure/euers; (German polite form: sing, pl) → Ihrer/Ihre/Ihr(e)s; this is my book and that is yoursdies ist mein Buch und das (ist) deins/Ihres; the idea was yourses war deine/Ihre Idee, die Idee stammt von dir/Ihnen; she is a cousin of yourssie ist deine Cousine, sie ist eine Cousine von dir; that is no business of yoursdas geht dich/Sie nichts an; that dog of yours!dein/Ihr blöder Hund!; you and yoursdu und deine Familie/Sie und Ihre Familie, du und die deinen or Deinen/Sie und die Ihren (geh); yours (in letter-writing) → Ihr/Ihre; yours faithfully, yours truly (Brit: on letter) → mit freundlichem Gruß, mit freundlichen Grüßen, hochachtungsvoll (form); in reply to yours of the 15th May (Comm, form) → in Antwort auf Ihr Schreiben vom 15. Mai; what’s yours? (to drink) → was möchtest du/was möchten Sie?, was trinkst du/was trinken Sie?; guess who had to do all the dirty work? yours truly (inf)und wer musste die Dreckarbeit machen? ich natürlich; and then yours truly got up and said …und dann stand ich höchstpersönlich auf und sagte ? affectionately, up

yours

[jʊəz] poss pron sgil/la tuo/a pli/le tuoi/tue plil/la vostro/a pli/le vostri/e; (sg, polite form) → il/la suo/a; (pl) → i/le suoi/sue; (pl, very formal) → il/la loro pli/le loro
yours is red, mine is green → il tuo (or suo ) è rosso, il mio è verde
this is yours → questo è il tuo (or suo )
a friend of yours → un tuo (or suo ) amico
yours faithfully/sincerely (in letters) → distinti/cordiali saluti
what's yours? (fam) (drink) → tu che prendi?

your

(joː) , ((American) juər) adjective
belonging to you. your house/car.
yours (joːz) , ((American) juərz) pronoun
something belonging to you. This book is yours; Yours is on that shelf.
yourˈself (-ˈselvz) plural yourˈselves pronoun
1. used as the object of a verb or preposition when the person(s) spoken or written to is/are the object(s) of an action he/they perform(s). Why are you looking at yourselves in the mirror?; You can dry yourself with this towel.
2. used to emphasize you. You yourself can't do it, but you could ask someone else to do it.
3. without help etc. You can jolly well do it yourself!
yours (faithfully/sincerely/truly)
expressions written before one's signature at the end of a letter.

yours

مِلْكُك váš din Ihrer δικός σου suyo, tuyo sinun le tien vaš il tuo あなたのもの 당신의 것 van jou din twój seu, seus ваш din ของคุณ sizinki cái của bạn 您的
References in classic literature ?
Yours is as good as new, but I forgot the burn and the tear in mine.
Now Tom, about this business of leasing to the English Government the right to manufac- ture that new explosive of yours," began Ned, plunging into the business at hand.
You will diminish them, indeed," returned the arch girl; "for never did I hear a more unworthy conjunction of execution and language than that to which I have been listening; and I was far gone in a learned inquiry into the causes of such an unfitness between sound and sense, when you broke the charm of my musings by that bass of yours, Duncan
That son of yours," repeated young Andrews, "is a leech.
There is nothing so dangerous, so fascinating, to a temperament like yours.
Yes, I reckon yours is the cleanest house, because it's the newest, so you'll just step out and let us knock in one o' the gables, and clap it on to the saloon, and make ONE house of it, don't you see?
The child is yours -- she is none of mine -- neither will she recognise my voice or aspect as a father's.
People in Nantucket invest their money in whaling vessels, the same way that you do yours in approved state stocks bringing in good interest.
says the old governor, "What business is that of yours," says the devil, getting mad, --"I want to use him.
They are an uncommonly handsome pair," he said, "and if they are as good as they look I am sure you need not wish for anything better; but I see you still hold that pet scheme of yours for worrying your horses and lessening their power.
You may ask, in your ill-tempered way, what business I have to meddle with affairs of yours which it is your pleasure to keep private.
But "H'm," said I to myself, as she went to fetch my milk, "evidently not yours, my dear.