* ya, yah, yer, yeh, y', yo, yu (informal or eye dialect)
* yoo (eye dialect)
* youe, yow, yowe (obsolete)
(object pronoun) The people spoken, or written to, as an object.
* 1611 , Bible , Authorized (King James) Version. Genesis XLII:
* (William Shakespeare), Richard III :
- And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you , saying, Ye are spies [...].
* 1611 , Bible , Authorized (King James) Version. Genesis XIX:
- If I may counsaile you, some day or two / Your Highnesse shall repose you at the Tower [...].
* 1975 , Joseph Nazel, Death for Hire :
- And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city.
(object pronoun) The person spoken to or written to, as an object. (Replacing thee; originally as a mark of respect.)
* (Thomas Malory), Le Morte Darthur , Book VIII:
- You'd better get you a gun and kill him before he kills you or somebody.
(subject pronoun) The people spoken to or written to, as a subject. (Replacing ye.)
- I charge you , as ye woll have my love, that ye warne your kynnesmen that ye woll beare that day the slyve of golde uppon your helmet.
- Both of you should get ready now.
(subject pronoun) The person spoken to or written to, as a subject. (Originally as a mark of respect.)
* (Geoffrey Chaucer), "The Clerk's Tale", Canterbury Tales , Ellesmere manuscript (c. 1410):
- You are all supposed to do as I tell you.
* 1814 , (Jane Austen), Mansfield Park :
- certes lord / so wel vs liketh yow / And al youre werk / and euere han doon / þat we / Ne koude nat vs self deuysen how / We myghte lyuen / in moore felicitee [...].
(indefinite personal pronoun) Anyone, one; an unspecified individual or group of individuals (as subject or object).
* 2001 , Polly Vernon, The Guardian , 5 May 2001:
- You' are right, Fanny, to protest against such an office, but ' you need not be afraid.
- You' can't choose your family, your lovers are difficult and volatile, but, oh, ' you can choose your friends - so doesn't it make much more sense to live and holiday with them instead?
* Originally, , respectively.)
* In some forms of English, are all but nonexistent.
* Although , or youse (though not all of these are completely equivalent or considered Standard English).
* The pronoun is usually omitted in imperative sentences, but need not be. In affirmative imperatives, it may be included before the verb (You go right ahead''; ''You stay out of it''); in negative imperatives, it may be included either before the ''don't'', or, more commonly, after it (''Don't you dare go in there''; ''Don't you start now ).
* See for other personal pronouns.
*: yer (UK eye dialect)
*: all of you (plural)
*: you all
*: you + number
*: y'all, all y'all (Southern US)
*: ya'll (AAVE)
*: you-uns (Midwestern US and Appalachia)
*: you guys/you gals
*: you lot (UK)
*: allyou (Caribbean)
*: yer (UK eye dialect)
* , ye, to you, to thee, to ye
* ye, to you, to ye, to you all
* (one) one, people, they, them
The individual or group spoken or written to.
Used before epithets for emphasis.
- Have you gentlemen come to see the lady who fell backwards off a bus?
- You idiot!
To address (a person) using the pronoun you'', rather than ''thou .
Lacking in force (usually strength) or ability.
- a poor, infirm, weak , and despised old man
Unable to sustain a great weight, pressure, or strain.
- weak with hunger, mad with love
Unable to withstand temptation, urgency, persuasion, etc.; easily impressed, moved, or overcome; accessible; vulnerable.
- a weak''' timber; a '''weak rope
* Joseph Addison, The Fair Petinent Act I, scene I:
- weak''' resolutions; '''weak virtue
Dilute, lacking in taste or potency.
- Guard thy heart / On this weak side, where most our nature fails.
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(grammar) Displaying a particular kind of inflection, including:
# (Germanic languages, of verbs) Regular in inflection, lacking vowel changes and having a past tense with -d- or -t-.
# (Germanic languages, of nouns) Showing less distinct grammatical endings.
# (Germanic languages, of adjectives) Definite in meaning, often used with a definite article or similar word.
(physics) One of the four fundamental forces associated with nuclear decay.
(slang) Bad or uncool.
(mathematics, logic) Having a narrow range of logical consequences; narrowly applicable. (Often contrasted with a statement which implies it.)
Resulting from, or indicating, lack of judgment, discernment, or firmness; unwise; hence, foolish.
Not having power to convince; not supported by force of reason or truth; unsustained.
- If evil thence ensue, / She first his weak indulgence will accuse.
- The prosecution advanced a weak case.
Lacking in vigour or expression.
- convinced of his weak arguing
Not prevalent or effective, or not felt to be prevalent; not potent; feeble.
- a weak''' sentence; a '''weak style
(stock exchange) Tending towards lower prices.
- weak prayers
- a weak market
* (lacking in force or ability) feeble, frail, powerless, vincible, assailable ,vulnerable
* (lacking in taste or potency) dilute, watery
* See also
* (lacking in force or ability) healthy, powerful, robust, strong, invincible
* (lacking in taste or potency) potent, robust, strong
* weak sister