Meaning of ours in English:


Pronunciation /aʊəz/

Translate ours into Spanish

possessive pronoun

  • Used to refer to a thing or things belonging to or associated with the speaker and one or more other people previously mentioned or easily identified.

    ‘ours was the ugliest house on the block’
    • ‘this chat of ours is strictly between us’
    • ‘In contrast to every previous encounter of ours, I sober up as we catch up into the early hours.’
    • ‘We need to hear from all of you who feel that this town of ours is worth the effort.’
    • ‘Our freedom to use what is ours is being taken away from us unless we dance to their tune and pay up.’
    • ‘What scares me is comparing their middle order with ours which is inexperienced.’
    • ‘Why don't these people concentrate on improving their own areas and leave ours alone?’
    • ‘Small hospitals are very useful and certainly ours is essential to the local community.’
    • ‘We continued the tradition and passed the house on to a writer friend of ours.’
    • ‘It doesn't even seem to understand the terms of its own existence any more, never mind ours.’
    • ‘Effectively the delay enables banks to accrue interest which is effectively ours.’
    • ‘Garden gnomes represent all that is both great and grotesque about this fair country of ours.’
    • ‘It costs a lot to carry the few people who fly in a country as underpopulated as ours.’
    • ‘This land was promised to us and we will stop at nothing to defend that which is ours.’
    • ‘Introduce fairness into this society of ours and remember that charity begins at home.’
    • ‘I look on with annoyance as I see parks pop up everywhere while ours are taken away.’
    • ‘We put ours out for collection and, guess what, it was still there when I got home from work.’
    • ‘The honour of being humiliated at an excruciatingly early stage is not yet ours.’
    • ‘Two years ago, we went to his parents' villa in Spain with some friends of ours for the first time.’
    • ‘They were searching for the origins of their creation, just as we search for ours.’
    • ‘This hard earth of ours doesn't care if it's a sea or a desert, a river or a dune.’
    • ‘I think when he saw the film for the first time he was looking at his own life as well as ours.’


There is no need for an apostrophe: the spelling should be ours not our's