What does you mean?

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yu; unstressed yʊ, yəyou

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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).

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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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. Jeremi Gorman:

    The more that you can experience other cultures, I think the more value you can add to a company and to your life, secondly, the adrenaline piece of it. If I didn't have that in my DNA, I probably wouldn't work here [ at Snap ] because it was a decision that I made quickly, it was leaping from one of the world's largest companies.

  2. Carla Provost:

    We’re not in every major city across the country where you would work in an airport, confined places, we’re asking people to go out, work night shifts in the desert, by themselves, tracking up groups, not necessarily knowing what they’re coming into.

  3. John Ing:

    It's been a bad quarter, a bad three months, and you're getting a bounce on some of those groups that were badly hurt, it's not the beginning of the bottom or anything like that, no.

  4. Even Jimmy Fallon:

    You've got to give me five minutes, bud.

  5. Dudley Police Chief Steven Wojnar:

    We’re not talking about the great majority of teachers who are hard-working and dedicated and care about the kids. We’re talking about the few who will betray their trust. If you know you could be charged with a crime, it could be a deterrent.

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    the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
    • A. recital
    • B. dint
    • C. whitewash
    • D. wavering

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