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Us definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

US, pron. objective case of we.
Give us this day our daily bread.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: 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 [syn: United States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.]

Merriam Webster's

pronoun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ?s; akin to Old High German uns us, Latin nos objective case of we

Merriam Webster's

abbreviation United States

Oxford Reference Dictionary

abbr. 1 United States (of America). 2 Under-Secretary. 3 unserviceable.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

pron. 1 objective case of WE (they saw us). 2 colloq. = WE (it's us again). 3 colloq. = ME(1) (give us a kiss). Etymology: OE us f. Gmc

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

We We (w[=e]), pron.; pl. of I. [Poss. Our (our) or Ours (ourz); obj. Us ([u^]s). See I.] [As. w[=e]; akin to OS. w[=i], OFries. & LG. wi, D. wij, G. wir, Icel. v[=e]r, Sw. & Dan. vi, Goth. weis, Skr. vayam. [root]190.] The plural nominative case of the pronoun of the first person; the word with which a person in speaking or writing denotes a number or company of which he is one, as the subject of an action expressed by a verb. Note: We is frequently used to express men in general, including the speaker. We is also often used by individuals, as authors, editors, etc., in speaking of themselves, in order to avoid the appearance of egotism in the too frequent repetition of the pronoun I. The plural style is also in use among kings and other sovereigns, and is said to have been begun by King John of England. Before that time, monarchs used the singular number in their edicts. The German and the French sovereigns followed the example of King John in a. d. 1200.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Us Us, pron. [OE. us, AS. ?s; akin to OFries. & OS. ?s, D. ons, G. uns, Icel. & Sw. oss, Dan. os, Goth. uns, L. nos we, us, Gr. ? we, Skr. nas us. ????. Cf. Nostrum, Our.] The persons speaking, regarded as an object; ourselves; -- the objective case of we. See We. ``Tell us a tale.'' --Chaucer. Give us this day our daily bread. --Matt. vi. 11.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

I I ([imac]), pron. [poss. My (m[imac]) or Mine (m[imac]n); object. Me (m[=e]). pl. nom. We (w[=e]); poss. Our (our) or Ours (ourz); object. Us ([u^]s).] [OE. i, ich, ic, AS. ic; akin to OS. & D. ik, OHG. ih, G. ich, Icel. ek, Dan. jeg, Sw. jag, Goth. ik, OSlav. az', Russ. ia, W. i, L. ego, Gr. 'egw`, 'egw`n, Skr. aham. [root]179. Cf. Egoism.] The nominative case of the pronoun of the first person; the word with which a speaker or writer denotes himself.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English. Note: 'Us' is the first person plural pronoun. 'Us' is used as the object of a verb or a preposition. 1. A speaker or writer uses us to refer both to himself or herself and to one or more other people. You can use us before a noun to make it clear which group of people you are referring to. Neither of us forgot about it... Heather went to the kitchen to get drinks for us... They don't like us much... He showed us aspects of the game that we had never seen before... Another time of great excitement for us boys was when war broke out. PRON: v PRON, prep PRON 2. Us is sometimes used to refer to people in general. All of us will struggle fairly hard to survive if we are in danger... Each of us will have our own criteria for success. PRON: v PRON, prep PRON 3. A speaker or writer may use us instead of 'me' in order to include the audience or reader in what they are saying. (mainly FORMAL) This brings us to the second question I asked. PRON: v PRON, prep PRON 4. In non-standard English, us is sometimes used instead of 'me'. (BRIT SPOKEN) 'Hang on a bit,' said Eileen. 'I'm not finished yet. Give us a chance.' PRON: v PRON, prep PRON

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also U.S. The US is an abbreviation for the United States. The first time I saw TV was when I arrived in the US in 1956... They are to inherit 100,000 US dollars. N-PROPER: the N, N n




 


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