What does YOU mean?

Definitions for YOUyu; unstressed yʊ, yə

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word YOU.


  1. you(Pronoun)

    The individual or group spoken or written to.

    Have you gentlemen come to see the lady who fell backwards off a bus?

  2. you(Pronoun)

    The people spoken, or written to, as an object.

    Have you gentlemen come to see the lady who fell backwards off a bus?

  3. you(Pronoun)

    (To) yourselves, (to) yourself.

    You idiot!

  4. you(Pronoun)

    Used before epithets for emphasis.

    You idiot!

  5. you(Pronoun)

    The person spoken to or written to, as an object. (Replacing thee; originally as a mark of respect.)

  6. you(Pronoun)

    The people spoken to or written to, as a subject. (Replacing ye.)

  7. you(Pronoun)

    The person spoken to or written to, as a subject. (Originally as a mark of respect.)

  8. you(Pronoun)

    Anyone, one; an unspecified individual or group of individuals (as subject or object).

  9. Origin: From you, yow, ȝow, (object case of ye), from eow, iow (dative case of ge), from iwwiz (dative case of jīz), western variety of izwiz (dative case of ), from wes, object case of . Cognate with jo, jo, jou & u, eu, iu, vos, .

Webster Dictionary

  1. You

    the pronoun of the second person, in the nominative, dative, and objective case, indicating the person or persons addressed. See the Note under Ye

  2. Origin: [OE. you, eou, eow, dat. & acc., AS. ew, used as dat. & acc. of ge, g, ye; akin to OFries. iu, io, D. u, G. euch, OHG. iu, dat., iuwih, acc., Icel. yr, dat. & acc., Goth. izwis; of uncertain origin. 189. Cf. Your.]


  1. You

    "You" was the 9th single released by UK pop group S Club 7 on 11 February 2002. The track is a very uptempo-retro number reminiscent of the group's third single "You're My Number One". The video was set in the 1950s and is described in the Best CD booklet as the "candyfloss-bright, tongue-in-cheek 50s pastiche". This track was the last single to feature departed band member Paul Cattermole and sparked the last leg of the S Club 7 journey. The song reached no. 2 on the UK Singles Chart. It also charted on the 2002 Year End Singles chart at number 70.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. You

    ū, pron. 2d pers. pron. pl., but also used as singular.—pron.pl. You′-uns, a provincial form for you, you ones.—You're another, the vulgar form of tu quoque, effective in vituperation, but not an argument. [A.S. eów, orig. only dat. and accus. Cf. Ye.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'YOU' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #21

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'YOU' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of YOU in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of YOU in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nihad Awad:

    The protection of freedom of religion in America is a fundamental principle of our country so whether you are Christian, you are Jewish, you are Muslim, you are Catholic, you are black, you are brown, you are white -- if you are born in this country, if you uphold Constitution, if you have the vision, if you are fit to lead, you can lead irrespective of your faith tradition.

  2. Steven Keating:

    With Google Maps, you want to go to the mall, you type it in, it’ll tell you bus, train, walk, bike. It’ll show you different routes and give you different information about the routes. You can plan out your journey based on other’s experiences, in medicine, there’s none of that, so you don’t really know where you are or how you want to get there. You want to get healthy, but you’re not sure how to get there.

  3. Mark Leibovich:

    The really depressing thing about her and Clinton World is you look at Trump and you look at her and you say, 'OK, it's apples to oranges. This person is prepared. She's experienced. She knows the world.' ... And then you wake up November whatever and Hillary Clinton is the next president and, you know, a lot of America is feeling good that, you know, this menace has been left at the door, and then you wake up and you see, you know, Sid Blumenthal and Mark Penn and, you know, David Brock lining up to become senior advisers to the president. And you're like, 'Oh, this is what we're all feeling good about?'.

  4. Amy Loper:

    You had a really rotten day, but lucky for you your best friend is having an awesome party later. You go to the party and start drinking. You have a little too much to drink and start talking to this girl/guy you’ve never seen before. You head upstairs to better acquainted despite several friends telling you that you don’t even know this person. You end up having sex with this person. The next day you really can’t remember everything that happened and rely on your best friend to fill you in. A week later you find out that you contracted herpes from your one night stand and that this is a disease you will have all your life and never known when an outbreak will occur.

  5. Holly Phillips:

    This checklist of 10 reasons your internal thermostat is out of whack can help you get a handle on why you're chronically freezing your butt off. You're too thin Low body weight — defined as a BMI hovering around 18.5 or under — can chill you out for a couple of reasons. First, when you're underweight, you lack an adequate level of body fat to insulate you from cold temperatures, explained Maggie Moon, RD, a Los Angeles – based nutritionist. The other thing is, to maintain that low BMI, you have to reduce your food intake so you likely aren't eating very much at all. Skimping on calories puts the brakes on your metabolism, so you don't create enough body heat. Consider putting on a few pounds by loading up on whole, healthy foods that contain lots of protein, fat, and complex carbohydrates. RELATED : Subtle Signs of Eating Disorders Your Thyroid is out of whack Add cold intolerance to the long list of health issues you can blame on the butterfly-shaped gland in your neck. Always being cold is a telltale sign of hypothyroidism, which means Your Thyroid doesn't secrete enough thyroid hormone.

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