What does you mean?

Definitions for you
yu; unstressed yʊ, yəyou

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word you.

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  1. youpronoun

    The individual or group spoken or written to.

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

  2. youpronoun

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

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

  3. youpronoun

    (To) yourselves, (to) yourself.

    You idiot!

  4. youpronoun

    Used before epithets for emphasis.

    You idiot!

  5. youpronoun

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

  6. youpronoun

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

  7. youpronoun

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

  8. youpronoun

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

  9. Etymology: 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,.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Youpron.

    Etymology: eow, iuh , Saxon: the accusative of ge, ye.

    Ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God, which is given me to you ward. Eph. iii. 2.

    I thought to show you
    How easy ’twas to die, by my example,
    And hansel fate before you. John Dryden, Cleomenes.

    You nimble lightnings, dart your blinding flames
    Into her scornful eyes. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    Madam, the fates withstand, and you
    Are destin’d Hymen’s willing victim too. Alexander Pope.

    We passed by what was one of those rivers of burning matter: this looks, at a distance, like a new-plowed land; but as you come near it, you see nothing but a long heap of heavy disjointed clods. Joseph Addison, on Italy.


  1. You

    The personal pronoun you is the second-person personal pronoun, both singular and plural, and both nominative and oblique case in Modern English. The oblique (objective) form, you, functioned previously in the roles of both accusative and dative, as well as all instances following a preposition. The possessive forms of you are your (used before a noun) and yours (used in place of a noun). The reflexive forms are yourself (singular) and yourselves (plural).


  1. You

    "You" is a pronoun that refers to the person or people being addressed or talked about in a conversation or statement. It is used to indicate the person or people being spoken to or about, and can represent either an individual or a group of people.

  2. you

    "You" is a pronoun used to refer to the person or people being addressed or spoken to. It is the second person singular or plural form and is commonly used in conversations and written communication to denote the person or group being spoken to.

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. Etymology: [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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  2. YOU

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. YOU

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, You is ranked #6486 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The You surname appeared 5,234 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname You.

    94.5% or 4,948 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.2% or 117 total occurrences were White.
    1.7% or 89 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 47 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.5% or 26 total occurrences were Black.
    0.1% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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

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  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

Examples of you in a Sentence

  1. Angela Wood:

    The key message of this research for public health is that, if you already drink alcohol, drinking less may help you live longer and lower your risk of several cardiovascular conditions.

  2. Abderrahmane Sissako:

    You should not minimize what NATO did in Libya. This was a major factor yet there has been a silence over this.

  3. Rex Scouten:

    You never knew from one minute to the next what the circumstances were going to be.

  4. Henrik Lundqvist:

    Obviously, we all knew Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop record, you saw it all over the TV, and there wasn't many people picking us, so it's nice.

  5. University President Teresa Sullivan:

    There's a piece of our culture that is broken and I ask you to come together as a strong and resilient community and to fix it.

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    A suffuse
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