There are 2 definitions of US in English:


Syllabification: US


  • 1 (also U.S.) United States.
  • 1.1British Undersecretary.
  • 1.2British informal Unserviceable; useless.

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There are 2 definitions of US in English:


Syllabification: us


[first person plural]
  • 1Used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself and one or more other people as the object of a verb or preposition: let us know we asked him to come with us both of us Compare with we.
  • 1.1Used after the verb “to be” and after “than” or “as”: it’s us or them they are richer than us
  • 1.2North American informal To or for ourselves: we got us some good hunting
  • 2 informal Me: give us a kiss


one of us

A person recognized as an accepted member of a particular group, typically one that is exclusive in some way.
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  • Surely this is what every one of us would want for future generations who are going to live, work and play in the town.
  • But it was no problem for one of us to pop down to a shop close by and buy some for ourselves.
  • When the first dolphin jumped out of the water I don't think there was a single one of us who didn't cry out.

us and them (or them and us)

Expressing a sense of division within a group of people: negotiations were hampered by an “us and them” attitude between management and unions
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  • It immediately removes the sense of us and them, the bunker-like mentality which so often exists.
  • He misled the trust board, his management style was perceived as ‘autocratic,’ and he was part of the ‘club culture which fostered a sense of them and us.’
  • I'd tried so hard to unite us as a family and felt this was destroyed within an instant - it was us and them and they liked it that way.


Old English ūs, accusative and dative of we, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ons and German uns.


Is it correct to say they are richer than us , or is it better to say they are richer than we (are) ? See personal pronoun (usage) and than.

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