Definitions for usʌs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

us*ʌs(pron.)

  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

U.S.

or US

  1. United Service.

  2. United States.

    Category: Geography (places)

u.s.

  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.

Wiktionary

  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

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

us(pronoun)

(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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