second person
noun Date: 1612 1. a. a set of linguistic forms (as verb forms, pronouns, and inflectional affixes) referring to the person or thing addressed in the utterance in which they occur b. a linguistic form belonging to such a set 2. reference of a linguistic form to the person or thing addressed in the utterance in which it occurs

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  • second person — n [singular] technical a form of a verb or ↑pronoun that is used to show the person you are speaking to. For example, you is a second person pronoun, and are is the second person singular and plural of the verb to be →↑first person, ↑third person …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Second person — can refer to the following: * A grammatical person, you , y all , your and yours in the English language * Second person narrative, a perspective in storytelling * Second Person (band), a trip hop band from London …   Wikipedia

  • second person — n. Gram. 1. a) the form of a pronoun (as you) or verb (as do or archaic dost) that refers to the person(s) or thing(s) spoken to in a given utterance b) a category consisting of such forms 2. narration characterized by the general use of such… …   English World dictionary

  • second person — noun pronouns and verbs used to refer to the person addressed by the language in which they occur • Hypernyms: ↑person * * * noun [noncount] 1 grammar : a set of words or forms (such as pronouns or verb forms) that refer to the person that the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • second person — noun a) In grammar, the form of a verb used when the subject of a sentence is the audience. In English, the second person is used with the pronouns thou and you. In many languages the singular, applying to one person, and plural, applying to… …   Wiktionary

  • second-person — adjective a) Of a verb, in the second person. b) Of a narrative, using verbs in the second person. See Also: second person, second person plural, second person singular …   Wiktionary

  • second person — noun technical a form of a verb or pronoun that is used to show the person you are speaking to. For example, “you” is a second person pronoun, and “you are” is the second person singular and plural of the verb “to be” compare first person, third… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • second person — Gram. the person used by a speaker in referring to the one or ones to whom he or she is speaking: in English you is a second person pronoun. [1665 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • second person — N SING: the N A statement in the second person is a statement about the person or people you are talking to. The subject of a statement like this is you …   English dictionary

  • second person — sec′ond per′son n. 1) gram. the grammatical person used in an utterance in referring to the one or ones being addressed 2) gram. a pronoun or verb form in the second person, as the pronoun you …   From formal English to slang

  • second-person — See second person. * * * …   Universalium

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