What does our mean?

Definitions for ourər, ˈaʊ ər; unstressed ɑr

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


  1. our(Pronoun)

    Belonging to us.

  2. our(Pronoun)

    Of, from, or belonging to the nation, region, or language of the speaker.

  3. our(Pronoun)

    used before a person's name to indicate that the person is in one's family, or is a very close friend.

    I'm going to see our Terry for tea.

  4. Origin: From oure, from ure, user, from unseraz, from no-s-ero-. Cognate with ús, uns, onze, unser, vor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Our

    of I

  2. Origin: [OF. -our.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Our

    owr, adj. and pron. pertaining or belonging to us—prov. Ourn.—prons. Ours, possessive of We; Ourself′, myself (as a king or queen would say):—pl. Ourselves (-selvz′), we, not others: us. [A.S. úre, gen. pl. of , we.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'our' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #101

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'our' in Written Corpus Frequency: #121


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of our in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of our in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    We must use our Words with caution, for they become our Actions; then our Actions become our Habits; and our Habits become our Character; and ultimately our Character becomes our Destiny. Thus the creator of one’s Words is always the master of one’s Destiny.

  2. Commissioner Michael Whan:

    I'm excited that our team has achieved our target number of events to fill our schedule over the past few years, We are focused on elevating and enhancing the playing opportunities for our players, viewing experiences for our fans and corporate involvement for our partners.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Whatever we are today has emerged from our thoughts, actions and choices of yesterday; and likewise, our present choices will build our life tomorrow. Thus, our life is constructed by our own hands, and our future is the creation of our mind. We are truly the master of our Destiny.

  4. Barack Obama:

    This Christmas, we count our blessings and we give thanks to the men and women of our military who help make those blessings possible, and as we hold our loved ones tight, let's remember the military families whose loved ones are far from home. They are our heroes, and they deserve our heartfelt gratitude and our wholehearted support.

  5. Perry Bellegarde:

    We will no longer accept poverty and hopelessness while resource companies and governments grow fat off our land and territories and resources, if our lands and resources are to be developed it will be done only with our fair share of the royalties, with our ownership of the resources and jobs for our people. It will be done on our terms and our timeline.

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