Definitions for usʌs
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word us
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the objective case of we , used as a direct or indirect object:
They took us to the circus. She asked us the way.
Category: Function Word
(used in place of the pronoun we in the predicate after the verb to be):
Category: Common Vocabulary, Function Word, Informal
(used instead of the pronoun our before a gerund or present participle):
She graciously forgave us spilling the gravy on the tablecloth.
Category: Function Word, Informal
* Usage: See me.
Origin of us:
bef. 900; ME, OE, c. OS ūs, OHG
Category: Geography (places)
where mentioned above.
Origin of u.s.:
< L ubi suprā
United States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.(noun)
North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the United States; the country in North America between Canada and Mexico
She lives in the U.S.
the object of "we", indicates the group the speaker is a part of
Give us a few minutes to talk.; The officer walked over to us.
American; related to the United States.
Origin: From us, from us, from uns, from ne-. Cognate with us, us, us, ons, uns, os, nos.
the persons speaking, regarded as an object; ourselves; -- the objective case of we. See We
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'us' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #146
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'us' in Written Corpus Frequency: #140
Translations for us
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(used as the object of a verb or preposition) the speaker or writer plus one or more other people
She gave us a present; A plane flew over us.
- إيانا: ضَمير المفعول به للمُتَكَلِّمينArabic
- nosPortuguese (BR)
- nám, násCzech
- εμάς, μαςGreek
- nos, nosotros; nos, nosotrasSpanish
- meie, meid, meileEstonian
- meidän, meidät, meilleFinnish
- हमें, हमकोHindi
- mi, nasCroatian
- minket; nekünkHungarian
- noi, ci, ceItalian
- (we의 목적격Korean
- mus, mumsLithuanian
- mūs; mumsLatvian
- nam, nasPolish
- موږ، موږ تهPashto
- pe noi; nouă, ne, niRomanian
- nám, násSlovak
- nas, namSlovenian
- bizi, bizeTurkish
- 我們(受格)Chinese (Trad.)
- нас, нам, намиUkrainian
- ہم سبUrdu
- chúng tôi, chúng taVietnamese
- 我们（宾格）Chinese (Simp.)
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