What does you mean?

Definitions for youyu; unstressed yʊ, yə

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word you.


  1. you(Pronoun)

    The individual or group spoken or written to.

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

  2. you(Pronoun)

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

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

  3. you(Pronoun)

    (To) yourselves, (to) yourself.

    You idiot!

  4. you(Pronoun)

    Used before epithets for emphasis.

    You idiot!

  5. you(Pronoun)

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

  6. you(Pronoun)

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

  7. you(Pronoun)

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

  8. you(Pronoun)

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

  9. Origin: 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, .

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. Origin: [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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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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons:

    You know

  2. skyla:

    I forgive you.

  3. Pastor Larry Wright:

    Can I help you?

  4. Colorado Sen. Mark Udall:

    I must tell you.

  5. Raul Labrador:

    Good to see you.

Images & Illustrations of you

  1. youyouyou

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