your (yr, yôr, yər when unstressed)
adj. The possessive form of you.
1. Used as a modifier before a noun: your boots; your accomplishments.
2. A person's; one's: The light switch is on your right.
3. Informal Used with little or no sense of possession to indicate a type familiar to the listener: your basic three-story frame house.
[Middle English, from Old English ēower, genitive of gē, ye; see YOU.]
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