Definitions for usʌs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. 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

  2. (used in place of the pronoun we in the predicate after the verb to be):

    It's us!

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Function Word, Informal

  3. (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


or US

  1. United Service.

  2. United States.

    Category: Geography (places)


  1. where mentioned above.

Origin of u.s.:

< L ubi suprā

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  1. US(noun)ˈyʊər ɪn

    the United States; the country in North America between Canada and Mexico

    She lives in the U.S.

  2. us(pronoun)ʌs

    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.


  1. US(Adjective)

    American; related to the United States.

  2. US(ProperNoun)


  3. Origin: From us, from us, from uns, from ne-. Cognate with us, us, us, ons, uns, os, nos.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Us

    of I

  2. Us

    the persons speaking, regarded as an object; ourselves; -- the objective case of we. See We


  1. United States Dollar

    The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States and its overseas territories. It is a Federal Reserve Note and consists of 100 smaller cent units. The U.S. dollar is fiat money. It is the currency most used in international transactions and is the world's most dominant reserve currency. Several countries use it as their official currency, and in many others it is the de facto currency. Besides the United States, it is also used as the sole currency in two British Overseas Territories: the British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos islands.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'us' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #146

  2. 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.

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