Another word for our

Another word for our DEFAULT

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What can I say instead of our?

We don’t traditionally think of our as having synonyms, but there are several situations in which it can replace—or be replaced with—another term.

our own 

The phrase our own is sometimes used as a more emphatic way of saying our, as in I can’t believe we were betrayed by our own family members.


Sometimes you can reword what you’re saying to use ours instead of our. For example, instead of saying This is our popcorn, you could say This popcorn is ours. 


Sometimes, us is used where the word our could also be used, such as in sentences like this: Did you hear about us getting lost? Historically, it was considered more proper to use our before gerunds (e.g., getting in the preceding example), but using us is now more common and often sounds more natural.

other possessives

Instead of saying things like This is my house and her house, we usually use the plural form our, as in This is our house. Sometimes, though, it makes more sense to separate who owns what by using separate possessive words. For example, instead of saying These are our vehicles, you could say This is my car and this is her truck.

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How to use our in a sentence

He generally talks like one of those continued-in-our-next yarns in the magazines.


In the midst of the our-words they cling to a small number in or, among them, stupor.




pronouna possessive form used as an attributive adjective


pronouna possessive form used as an attributive adjective


pronouna possessive form used as an attributive adjective


pronouna possessive form used as an attributive adjective


pronouna possessive form used as an attributive adjective


pronouna possessive form used as an attributive adjective

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Synonyms for Our:

What is another word for Our?

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[ ˈa͡ʊ͡ə], [ ˈa‍ʊ‍ə], [ ˈaʊə]
  • n.

    Other relevant words: (noun)
  • Other synonyms:

    Other relevant words:
    • endure,
    • blood line,
    • puddle,
    • rattling,
    • serious-mindedness,
    • well-to-do,
    • represent,
    • high-minded,
    • luscious,
    • let,
    • build,
    • zeal,
    • derivation,
    • examine,
    • solution,
    • testify,
    • die,
    • break of serve,
    • rout,
    • lay out,
    • accede,
    • confront,
    • frothy,
    • loudness,
    • soften,
    • book of account,
    • effort,
    • pathetic,
    • poor people,
    • etymon,
    • break-dance,
    • noble-minded,
    • breakthrough,
    • devise,
    • commit,
    • essence,
    • banal,
    • humble,
    • award,
    • tatterdemalion,
    • settle,
    • pay back,
    • substance,
    • two-fold,
    • determinative,
    • twelve,
    • base of operations,
    • outset,
    • give in,
    • pass water,
    • smash,
    • bestow,
    • holy scripture,
    • render,
    • turn in,
    • ascendant,
    • pedestal,
    • reveal,
    • collapse,
    • radix,
    • short,
    • land,
    • ambition,
    • break down,
    • cordial,
    • size of it,
    • line up,
    • founder,
    • chance on,
    • exulting,
    • modernize,
    • portray,
    • meanspirited,
    • start,
    • timeworn,
    • holy writ,
    • easy,
    • engender,
    • festive,
    • al qaeda,
    • celebrate,
    • hand over,
    • bible,
    • discovery,
    • bivalent,
    • let on,
    • high-flown,
    • genial,
    • floor,
    • buzz off,
    • substructure,
    • adopt,
    • causa,
    • draw out,
    • score,
    • doubly,
    • get a line,
    • entranced,
    • unwrap,
    • explicate,
    • line,
    • discover,
    • pleasurable,
    • downslope,
    • fervour,
    • take note,
    • commencement exercise,
    • fervidness,
    • causal factor,
    • ascertain,
    • inwardness,
    • triumph,
    • plant,
    • respect,
    • stunt woman,
    • larn,
    • amusive,
    • turn over,
    • pith,
    • seduce,
    • offend,
    • clear,
    • dumbfound,
    • case,
    • take a leak,
    • kickoff,
    • found,
    • prideful,
    • achieve,
    • go against,
    • double over,
    • usa,
    • fork up,
    • nitty-gritty,
    • quran,
    • basal,
    • kernel,
    • rootle,
    • commencement ceremony,
    • try,
    • hold,
    • stemma,
    • practice,
    • beget,
    • congress of racial equality,
    • memorise,
    • give away,
    • go for,
    • ratty,
    • baffle,
    • declension,
    • gap,
    • intake,
    • take a shit,
    • pee,
    • sublime,
    • witness,
    • affection,
    • felicitous,
    • footing,
    • feed,
    • commonplace,
    • elan,
    • ancestry,
    • read,
    • miserable,
    • two-baser,
    • causal agent,
    • riotous,
    • induce,
    • introduction,
    • see,
    • acquaint,
    • ground,
    • persist,
    • good luck,
    • nonplus,
    • produce,
    • incur,
    • realise,
    • stock,
    • al qaida,
    • catch,
    • ardour,
    • yummy,
    • apprise,
    • shift,
    • graduation,
    • order of magnitude,
    • fall in,
    • amaze,
    • memorize,
    • take a crap,
    • keep up,
    • shattered,
    • initiation,
    • dominate,
    • extract,
    • double up,
    • threefold,
    • readiness,
    • affectionateness,
    • modernise,
    • light upon,
    • cognomen,
    • zippy,
    • springiness,
    • begin,
    • break off,
    • bechance,
    • fundament,
    • nucleus,
    • hackneyed,
    • declination,
    • well-worn,
    • jubilant,
    • capture,
    • pass on,
    • prolong,
    • breakage,
    • determining factor,
    • hope,
    • lawsuit,
    • meet,
    • support,
    • break away,
    • extradite,
    • set up,
    • get around,
    • blood,
    • idealistic,
    • name,
    • find oneself,
    • heart and soul,
    • ascendent,
    • ebullient,
    • flow,
    • retrieve,
    • burst,
    • bear,
    • want,
    • declivity,
    • give up,
    • return,
    • fault,
    • nurture,
    • koran,
    • bring in,
    • crap,
    • beat,
    • reason,
    • shuffle,
    • affirm,
    • add,
    • expose,
    • germinate,
    • break out,
    • maintain,
    • perplex,
    • get down,
    • rarefied,
    • pretend,
    • play,
    • take on,
    • causal agency,
    • free-base,
    • settle down,
    • bring forth,
    • construct,
    • trust,
    • transgress,
    • movement,
    • chip in,
    • piss,
    • essay,
    • falling out,
    • utilize,
    • sum,
    • jovial,
    • allow in,
    • chance,
    • lively,
    • use,
    • make for,
    • intermission,
    • materialise,
    • clincher,
    • abide by,
    • elating,
    • prisonbreak,
    • rule,
    • hapless,
    • get word,
    • bring out,
    • three-fold,
    • remark,
    • fork out,
    • shit,
    • leger,
    • mother,
    • lend oneself,
    • excogitate,
    • emotional,
    • nominate,
    • invite,
    • pass,
    • delirious,
    • impart,
    • consent,
    • grand,
    • pause,
    • moth-eaten,
    • bugger off,
    • pitiable,
    • evolve,
    • puzzle,
    • gratifying,
    • damp,
    • split,
    • breathing in,
    • hap,
    • honour,
    • contract,
    • set about,
    • uncover,
    • deport,
    • root word,
    • pee-pee,
    • spirit,
    • terminus a quo,
    • honor,
    • kick in,
    • come about,
    • reach,
    • install,
    • jaunty,
    • get under one&#;s skin,
    • pose,
    • check,
    • easygoing,
    • keep,
    • occur,
    • try out,
    • middle,
    • recrudesce,
    • assume,
    • piteous,
    • activated,
    • centre,
    • substantiate,
    • posit,
    • draw,
    • theme,
    • phrase,
    • progress to,
    • mean,
    • amusing,
    • come across,
    • warmheartedness,
    • rejoicing,
    • leave,
    • crusade,
    • divulge,
    • take in,
    • demote,
    • get hold,
    • inhalation,
    • materialize,
    • prosperous,
    • defer,
    • run,
    • fall apart,
    • grow,
    • pump,
    • alkali,
    • put in,
    • experience,
    • el,
    • jejune,
    • starting time,
    • come,
    • parentage,
    • exalted,
    • resign,
    • spring,
    • parturition,
    • start out,
    • fork over,
    • arise,
    • chipper,
    • frantic,
    • state,
    • mystify,
    • fail,
    • put forward,
    • lend,
    • apprize,
    • nerve,
    • worked up,
    • separate,
    • ancestor,
    • discontinue,
    • core group,
    • yield,
    • move over,
    • geological fault,
    • give way,
    • erupt,
    • overweening,
    • demonstrate,
    • invent,
    • present tense,
    • rupture,
    • intensity,
    • bubbling,
    • forked,
    • drive home,
    • dedicate,
    • jocund,
    • violate,
    • effect,
    • follow,
    • disclose,
    • jailbreak,
    • launch,
    • build up,
    • avidity,
    • sire,
    • have,
    • flourish,
    • rift,
    • better,
    • wee-wee,
    • mention,
    • record book,
    • nourish,
    • trite,
    • happy chance,
    • bust,
    • image,
    • lay down,
    • live with,
    • word,
    • generate,
    • me.,
    • regain,
    • foundation garment,
    • determinant,
    • happen upon,
    • stick,
    • rarified,
    • giving birth,
    • twice,
    • united states,
    • pleasant-tasting,
    • foot,
    • stimulate,
    • unrestrained,
    • scrumptious,
    • break dance,
    • bulge,
    • tatty,
    • grounds,
    • gladdened,
    • arrest,
    • line of descent,
    • excessive,
    • cave in,
    • mettle,
    • conk out,
    • pay,
    • profuse,
    • raised,
    • study,
    • uncovering,
    • extravagant,
    • nascence,
    • alert,
    • sacrifice,
    • come upon,
    • break in,
    • festal,
    • majority,
    • linage,
    • feel,
    • innovation,
    • commence,
    • reserve,
    • forge,
    • dream,
    • spend a penny,
    • associate in nursing,
    • recess,
    • two-bagger,
    • suave,
    • take over,
    • pitch,
    • form,
    • gravel,
    • devote,
    • come apart,
    • contribute,
    • beguiled,
    • fire,
    • stimulating,
    • well-situated,
    • center,
    • magnetic core,
    • expand,
    • duple,
    • con,
    • right,
    • electric current,
    • wretched,
    • uprise,
    • ticker,
    • antecedent,
    • stupefy,
    • fall,
    • scripture,
    • articulate,
    • soft,
    • urinate,
    • give out,
    • recover,
    • amiable,
    • graduation exercise,
    • severance,
    • charmed,
    • provoke,
    • win,
    • test,
    • enforce,
    • adjudge,
    • duplicate,
    • ledger,
    • triumphal,
    • stage,
    • birthing,
    • leaven,
    • stem,
    • relieve oneself,
    • wear,
    • reduplicate,
    • fall out,
    • rule book,
    • realize,
    • well-chosen,
    • throw,
    • die hard,
    • treble,
    • demo,
    • employ,
    • keep an eye on,
    • catch out,
    • inspiration,
    • arrive,
    • sexually attractive,
    • set out,
    • cornerstone,
    • word of god,
    • stool,
    • sincerity,
    • grant,
    • debonaire,
    • offset,
    • doubled,
    • fuck off,
    • nucleotide,
    • brand,
    • stream,
    • micturate,
    • bewilder,
    • snap off,
    • confirm,
    • go bad,
    • glad,
    • delicious,
    • record,
    • afford,
    • intermit,
    • stand,
    • pitiful,
    • suffer,
    • get out,
    • pollyannaish,
    • welcome,
    • split up,
    • gaolbreak,
    • strike,
    • snappy,
    • source,
    • cede,
    • sparkly,
    • instauration,
    • notice,
    • turn out,
    • teach,
    • make up,
    • predominate,
    • hold up,
    • baseborn,
    • arouse,
    • buoyant,
    • interrupt,
    • ca-ca,
    • let in,
    • avidness,
    • initiate,
    • get to,
    • fervency,
    • nascency,
    • fetch,
    • pick up,
    • shuffling,
    • ready,
    • rescue,
    • show,
    • pedigree,
    • pass off,
    • rootage,
    • sparkling,
    • acknowledge,
    • evoke,
    • come up,
    • home,
    • understructure,
    • allow,
    • forwardness,
    • exuberance,
    • campaign,
    • fly high,
    • radical,
    • mad,
    • educate,
    • get-go,
    • watch over,
    • sizing,
    • well-heeled,
    • bag,
    • prepare,
    • flummox,
    • watch,
    • dual,
    • sealed,
    • constitute,
    • stunt man,
    • elevated railway,
    • time out,
    • mass,
    • aim,
    • lush,
    • stop,
    • steady down,
    • infrastructure,
    • founding,
    • fervor,
    • two-base hit,
    • twofold,
    • bosom,
    • open,
    • last name,
    • infract,
    • fix,
    • replicate,
    • well-off,
    • aroused,
    • warmness,
    • gain,
    • inadequate,
    • make believe,
    • turn up,
    • take root,
    • bump,
    • put on,
    • well-fixed,
    • misfortunate,
    • scintillating,
    • comfy,
    • nativity,
    • shopworn,
    • spunk,
    • implement,
    • spring up,
    • debonnaire,
    • threadbare,
    • redeem,
    • ebullience,
    • suit,
    • defecate,
    • first,
    • part,
    • earn,
    • go on,
    • disruption,
    • lofty,
    • perky,
    • salute,
    • bear witness,
    • open frame,
    • piddle,
    • reconcile,
    • breaking,
    • ease up,
    • utilise,
    • marrow,
    • drive,
    • bloodline,
    • wear out,
    • save,
    • xii,
    • respite,
    • surname,
    • give voice,
    • raise,
    • reign,
    • prison-breaking,
    • common,
    • consecrate,
    • maine,
    • take,
    • bow,
    • befall,
    • jolly,
    • decline,
    • high-spirited,
    • suspension,
    • script,
    • account book,
    • relegate,
    • breakout,
    • boom,
    • vex,
    • hand,
    • determine,
    • instal,
    • scram,
    • make grow,
    • good-time,
    • intromit,
    • filiation,
    • educe,
    • wreak,
    • eye,
    • elevated railroad,
    • corroborate,
    • bankrupt,
    • make water,
    • gist,
    • ruin,
    • go,
    • accommodate,
    • showtime,
    • enthralled,
    • dampen,
    • old-hat,
    • pull in,
    • announce,
    • give birth,
    • encounter,
    • exhibit,
    • accomplish,
    • weaken,
    • note,
    • surrender,
    • crack,
    • pay off,
    • work,
    • inception,
    • doubling,
    • become,
    • tenderness,
    • cook,
    • groundwork,
    • get wind,
    • break up,
    • gay,
    • lowly,
    • swallow,
    • enkindle,
    • contrive,
    • institute,
    • breach,
    • triumphant,
    • immoral,
    • institution,
    • create,
    • fondness,
    • upbeat,
    • arrive at,
    • look-alike,
    • face,
    • meat,
    • spanking,
    • evidence,
    • mirthful,
    • include,
    • fracture,
    • burden,
    • overhead railway,
    • shew,
    • seriousness,
    • nowadays,
    • captivated,
    • sure,
    • wee,
    • let out,
    • brisk,
    • introduce,
    • hear,
    • grounding,
    • interruption,
    • fall upon,
    • keenness,
    • gift,
    • father,
    • nub,
    • repeat,
    • 12,
    • luxuriant,
    • good book,
    • playscript,
    • rise,
    • creation,
    • america,
    • convey,
    • kindle,
    • train,
    • kick downstairs,
    • chance upon,
    • toothsome.
    Other relevant words (noun):
    • convivial,
    • book,
    • attain,
    • commencement,
    • earnestness,
    • congenial,
    • become popular,
    • tired,
    • certain,
    • dozen,
    • effervescent,
    • give,
    • Yours,
    • enjoyable,
    • descent,
    • present,
    • an,
    • originate,
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9 Words and Phrases You’re Probably Using Wrong

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Many times, especially in business settings, people use words that they think they know — but don’t. Although they do this in an effort to sound intelligent and sophisticated, it backfires badly, because even one small slip-up can cause an audience to focus on only that, not the speaker’s ideas. Sure, saying the wrong word (usually) isn’t a game-changer. But if you make that kind of mistake, it sets you up for a question that no one wants clients, coworkers, or employers to begin asking: “Are you really that smart?”

Think it can’t happen to you? We’ve heard horror stories: people laughing behind a prominent CEO’s back for his not understanding the correct use of a business term; a corporate lawyer saying “tenant” (a renter) instead of “tenet” (a belief); an employee toasting her supervisor as the “penultimate” leader (which doesn’t mean “ultimate” but instead means “next to last”).

Here, excerpted from our new book, That Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means, are nine terms or words that sound smart but when used incorrectly make you sound the opposite, along with real examples of their being misused, drawn from business news reports, research publications, and corporate press releases. (We’ve omitted attributions to protect the well-meaning writers who unwittingly committed the errors)

begs the question

“Fidelity might have fired the last salvo by eliminating fees entirely. This begs the question as to whether Fidelity’s new funds incur any hidden costs or fees.”

In spite of popular thought, “begs the question” is not a smart-sounding way of saying “raises the question.” It’s actually a formal logic term that means trying to prove something based on a premise that itself needs to be proved. So leave “begs the question” where it technically belongs — in the realm of logic and law — and use the (correct) “raises the question” when that’s what you’re trying to say.

impacts on

“They can clearly and simply explain what we have done and how it impacts on our interpretation of the data, ensuring our reports are understandable and actionable.”

In a American Heritage Dictionary survey of language experts, 79% disapproved of using “impacts on” to mean “affect.” Another 39% disapproved of using “impact” to mean “affect” even without that preposition “on.” The original (and still most common) meaning of “impact” involves collisions. But nowadays, you can use it to mean “to affect” (without any collisions). But leave out that preposition “on.” That might impact (affect) your business presentation.

in regard(s) to

“[I]n regards to the new well, the production capacity of this first large size production well is remarkable.” 

This sentence is wrong. Not regarding the remarkable production capacity, but regarding “in regards to,” which should be “in regard to.” Even better, just say “regarding” or “about.” (For the record, “regards” with the “s” is correct in the phrase “as regards,” where “regard” is a verb.) In regard to the phrase “in regard to,” regard is a noun, and the singular — without the s — should always be used. The exception is when sending someone good wishes — “best regards” — or when giving your regards to, say, Broadway, as in the song. After all, you probably wouldn’t want to wish Broadway only one regard.


“[S]tart-ups are leaving the heartland and are employing less people.

Technically, at least according to some word snobs, it should be “fewer people,” not “less people.” Why? It all depends on if and what you’re counting. A few basic rules:

  • Use “fewer” for numbered, countable things, especially people or other plural nouns. (“Fewer than 20 people were there.”)
  • Use “less” for things that can’t be counted, at least reasonably. (“There’s less sand at the beach.”)
  • Use “less” with numbers when they are a single or total unit, usually with “than.” (“Less than 50 percent of us went to the meeting.”) This can be tricky, because often you’ll see numbers in the plural — as in “He has less than a million dollars” — that presumably have been counted (as in rule 1). But since here we’re really talking about total amounts of nonhuman things, use less. (Don’t blame us — those are the basic rules that many people follow. Still, it’s all less — not fewer! — difficult than you’d think.)


“We have…failed to require that the IRS utilize only secure and reliable authentication methodologies…” 

Methodology is an annoying word that has oozed into a lot of places, especially government documents and annual reports, probably because it sounds important…and pretentious. The word to use instead is “method.” The “-logy” tacked onto the end of method transforms it into the study of methods. (That -logy ending comes from the ancient Greek λογίa for “the study of.”) So methodology has its place in English — it’s just that it should stay there and not substitute for method. (One interesting note: The IRS itself, in contrast to the senator speaking about the IRS, almost always uses the word method instead of methodology. Count on tax professionals to use a more economical word.)


“Whether you need to appoint a Data Protection Officer or not is a mute-point.”

Actually, it’s not a mute point at all, because a point isn’t speechless. It should be moot, not mute. But even spelled right, moot is tough to use correctly. The use of moot is, well, moot…and we’re not being cute. What we’re saying is that the meaning of moot is “open to debate” — which is the time-honored definition of moot. But by the mids, moot also began meaning “something not worth considering.” The idea was that something debatable is of no practical value, so not worth bothering with. So sometimes moot is used to mean “definitely not debatable” because the point is so immaterial. This change in meaning is primarily North American, and it is one that has stuck, although language purists argue about it. Our advice: Choose another word.

statistically significant

Facebook is ‘a positive, significant predictor of divorce rate….’ [T]he study’s authors feel they’re noticing something that’s genuinely statistically significant.”

You see it all the time nowadays: A study has shown something worrisome! The findings are statistically significant! Uh-oh! But statistically significant doesn’t necessarily mean that the results were significant in the sense of “Wow!” It just means that they signify that whatever was observed has only a low probability of being due to chance. The problem is, in nonstatistical use, significant means something noteworthy or important. So nonstatistical types see “statistically significant” and think it refers to something big. But actually a study can find something statistically significant that has only a tiny effect. For example, Facebook could increase the risk of divorce by a statistically significant 1%. Big deal.


“The Skyline Group of Companies is one of Canada’s fastest-growing and most unique investment management organizations…

Unique means being the “only one of its kind; unlike anything else.” So something can’t be the “most unique” — it can only be unique. But times are changing. Some dictionaries, like Merriam-Webster, now also define unique as “extraordinary,” although Merriam-Webster does say that this “common usage is still objected to by some.” Include us in the ranks of the “some” (although we’re not as impassioned as the New York Times book reviewer who called this usage of unique an “indefensible outrage!”). Let’s keep unique meaning, well, unique. For plural things that we want to call unique, we can instead say “unusual” or “exceptional.” So we could say that Skyline is an “exceptional” investment management organization…but let’s leave that to the PR department.


“Among the goals of the partnership will be to utilize Vium’s technology to track digital biomarkers…”

Substitute “used” for “utilized.” Does it make a difference? The only one we can see is that utilized is longer. So why use it? Yes, “utilize” can be distinguished from “use” when something is serving a purpose that it wasn’t intended for (“She utilized her dead tablet as a doorstop”), but it’s a slight distinction and “use” can still work. Utilize can also mean “to convert to use,” most often in scientific writing. (“The body utilizes carbohydrates.”) Even here, use can work, although it sounds a lot less scientific for some reason. In general, utilize is just a fancy way of saying use, and is usually best not  used at all.

These nine words are only the tip of an iceberg. From “a priori” to “untenable,” words can work for you or against you. And that’s our last (not penultimate!) word, at least in this article, on the words that can trip you up.

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[ ouuhr, ou-er; unstressed ahr ]

/ aʊər, ˈaʊ ər; unstressed ɑr /


(a form of the possessive case of we used as an attributive adjective): Our team is going to win. Do you mind our going on ahead?



We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.

Question 1 of 8

Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?

Compare ours.

Origin of our

before ; Middle English oure,Old English ūre, suppletive genitive plural of wēwe from same base as ūsus

grammar notes for our

See me.


are, hour, our

Words nearby our

ouma, ounce, ouncer, oupa, ouphe, our, Ouranos, ourari, Our Father, ourie, Ourinhos

Other definitions for our (2 of 2)


variant of -or1.

usage note for -our

See -or1. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc.

How to use our in a sentence

  • Yet American minimalism, isolationism, realism, mind-our-own-business-ism—whatever you want to call it—is cyclical.

    Rand Paul vs. the Real World|James Kirchick|September 10, |DAILY BEAST

  • As you know, I wrote in our/your anthology: “All stories are, in some way, war stories.”

    Colum McCann Talks New Novel ‘TransAtlantic’ and Narrative4|Phil Klay|June 14, |DAILY BEAST

  • My boyfriend and I were super-passionate about making out, but the losing-our-virginity thing was overwhelming.

    How 10 Porn Stars Lost Their Virginity|Aurora Snow|May 7, |DAILY BEAST

  • Romney purports to like 30 Rock, but I don't believe anything released by staffs in these let's-humanize-our-guy press releases.

    Does Mitt Romney Know How to Laugh?|Michael Tomasky|May 21, |DAILY BEAST

  • On the other hand, when it comes to the upper-crusty, too-rich-to-feel-our-pain issue, Romney seems to have the edge over Kerry.

    Mitt Romney: The GOP’s Own John Kerry, or Is He More an Al Gore?|Michelle Cottle|January 14, |DAILY BEAST

  • Arm′our-bear′er; Arm′ourer, a maker or repairer of, or one who has the charge of, armour.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)|Various

  • The piscina probably belonged to the chantry of Our-Lady-in-the-Lady-loft.

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon|Cecil Walter Charles Hallett

  • He generally talks like one of those continued-in-our-next yarns in the magazines.

    Shavings|Joseph C. Lincoln

  • For understanding the Prophecies, we are, in the first place, to acquaint our-selves with the figurative language of the Prophets.

    Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John|Isaac Newton

  • March-of-mind became to many almost as wearisome a cry as wisdom-of-our-ancestors had been.

    The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)|John Morley

British Dictionary definitions for our (1 of 2)


of, belonging to, or associated in some way with usour best vodka; our parents are good to us

belonging to or associated with all people or people in generalour nearest planet is Venus

a formal word for my used by editors or other writers, and monarchs

informal(often sarcastic) used instead of yourare our feet hurting?

dialectbelonging to the family of the speakerit's our Sandra's birthday tomorrow

Word Origin for our

Old English ūre (genitive plural), from us; related to Old French, Old Saxon ūser, Old High German unsēr, Gothic unsara

British Dictionary definitions for our (2 of 2)

suffix forming nouns

indicating state, condition, or activitybehaviour; labour

Word Origin for -our

in Old French -eur, from Latin -or, noun suffix

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. , © HarperCollins Publishers , , , , , , ,


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Super Synonym Stories

Challenge students to work in pairs to rewrite favorite children's stories or fairy tales using synonyms for as many words as they can. Students can put the thesaurus to use. For instance, the big, bad wolf can become the enormous, naughty wolf. When the children are finished, everyone will enjoy hearing the stories read aloud. How are they different from the originals? Explain that pairs of synonyms often have meanings that are similar, not exactly the same.

Our Class Is Kind Synonym Posters

With this activity, students explore synonyms while creating posters that celebrate classroom community. As a class, brainstorm words that describe attributes that students want to see throughout the year in the classroom, e.g., kind, hard-working, peaceful. Together, narrow the list to the five or six most important. Write each word at the top of a sheet of posterboard. Challenge students to work in teams searching for synonyms for the words in magazines and newspapers. They can then paste each word they find on the corresponding poster. Hang the posters for all to see.

Synonym Word Search

Challenge your class to design their own word search puzzles. Ask students to choose 10 words each and create a puzzle using graph paper or the puzzlemaker on the Discovery Education website ( Tie the assignment to literature by having students choose words from a book they are reading. They then find synonyms for each word in their puzzles to supply as clues. When the puzzles are finished, have the children exchange and solve them. Gather them into a puzzle book to share with other classes at your grade level.

Synonym Games

Roundabout: Get students up out of their seats with this game! Ask them to clear their desks and take out a pencil. Then give each student a sheet of paper with a vocabulary word on it. Once everyone is ready, appoint a timekeeper and explain how to play. Students will have 15 seconds to add a synonym to the card in front of them, then they must move to the next desk. At each desk, they must try to think of a synonym that hasn't yet been used. All the fast-paced thinking is sure to result in fun!
Synonym Partners: Record pairs of synonyms on index cards, one word per card. To play: Give each student a card and challenge them to find the classmate who has the matching synonym card. When everyone has found their partner, have each pair read their synonyms to the class.
Synonym Password: Students play this fun game in pairs. Each pair chooses a word card. The pair then gives the class up to three synonym “passwords” one at a time, and challenges the class to guess their word from these clues. Appoint a “reporter” to record all the synonyms the class discovers along the way.

Who Am I Not? Antonym Riddles

Here's a great “getting-to-know-you” activity that challenges students to use antonyms. Begin by asking each student to write his or her name and five simple, self-descriptive statements (clues) on a notecard. For example, a student might write: I am a girl. I like to play basketball. Then, ask students to write opposite statements using antonyms on the other side of their cards. The same student might write: I am a boy. I don't know how to play basketball. When the riddles are complete, collect them. Each day over the span of a week, read a few antonym riddles out loud and invite the class to guess who wrote each one. By the end of the week, everyone will know more about antonyms and each other! For younger students: As you read each clue, write them on the board so that children can follow along and read each aloud.

What's in the Bag?

Keep students guessing with this antonym game. Give each student a paper bag with a “mystery” item inside (a small, everyday item, such as a pencil, stone, sticker, or toy car). Challenge students to write antonym clues for their mystery items. Then let each child read the description of his or her item and give the class a chance to guess what it is. For example, if a student has a new, sharp pencil in her paper bag, she might say: “My object is short and thick. It is old. The tip of it is dull.” Your students will love this antonym challenge.

What I (Didn't) Do This Summer

Students explore the concept of antonyms with this twist on the classic “What I Did This Summer” essay. Begin by having students write a paragraph about their summer activities. Then ask them to write a second version in which they substitute opposite words (antonyms) wherever they can. For example, “It was rainy every day at the beach” could become “It was sunny every day at the beach.” This will not only help them to understand opposites, but stretch their creative thinking skills as well. When students finish, post all the versions randomly on a bulletin board and see if students can match them up.

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Most of all, it was not the watchmen who worried me, but the fact that only a few minutes remain before parting with the man who gave untold happiness today. The fact that we are standing on the porch of our native plant, smoking, is a reason for me to continue to cuddle and kiss on the neck and.

Ears of my beloved. And the fact that the watchmen are feeling me. Well, so what.

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