Pronunciation: (yOO; unstressed yoo, yu), [key]
pron., poss. your or yours,
obj. you,
pl. you;
n., pl. yous.

1. the pronoun of the second person singular or plural, used of the person or persons being addressed, in the nominative or objective case: You are the highest bidder. It is you who are to blame. We can't help you. This package came for you. Did she give you the book?
2. one; anyone; people in general: a tiny animal you can't even see.
3. (used in apposition with the subject of a sentence, sometimes repeated for emphasis following the subject): You children pay attention. You rascal, you!
4. Informal.(used in place of the pronoun your before a gerund): There's no sense in you getting upset.
5. Archaic.
a. yourself; yourselves: Get you home. Make you ready.
b. a pl. form of the pronoun ye.

1. something or someone closely identified with or resembling the person addressed: Don't buy the bright red shirt—it just isn't you. It was like seeing another you.
2. the nature or character of the person addressed: Try to discover the hidden you.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.



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