1. The individual or group spoken or written to.
- Have you gentlemen come to see the lady who fell backwards off a bus?
2. Used before epithets for emphasis.
- You idiot!
1. (object pronoun) The people spoken, or written to, as an object. [from 9th c.]
2. (reflexive, now US colloquial) (To) yourselves, (to) yourself. [from 9th c.]
3. (object pronoun) The person spoken to or written to, as an object. (Replacing thee; originally as a mark of respect.) [from 13th c.]
4. (subject pronoun) The people spoken to or written to, as a subject. (Replacing ye.) [from 14th c.]
- Both of you should get ready now.
- You are all supposed to do as I tell you.
5. (subject pronoun) The person spoken to or written to, as a subject. (Originally as a mark of respect.) [from 15th c.]
6. (indefinite personal pronoun) Anyone, one; an unspecified individual or group of individuals (as subject or object). [from 16th c.]
1. (transitive) To address (a person) using the pronoun you, rather than thou.