Definitions for ownoʊn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
of, pertaining to, or belonging to oneself or itself (usu. used after a possessive to emphasize the idea of ownership, interest, or relation conveyed by the possessive):
He spent only his own money.
(used as an intensifier to indicate oneself as the sole agent of some activity or action, prec. by a possessive):
She insists on being her own doctor.
(pron.)something that belongs to oneself.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(v.t.)to have or hold as one's own; possess.
to acknowledge or admit:
to own a fault.
to acknowledge as one's own.
(v.i.)to confess (often fol. by to, up, or up to).
Idioms for own:
come into one's own, to achieve the recognition, professional stature, or self-respect that one deserves.
hold one's own, to maintain one's position or condition. to be equal to the opposition.
on one's own, through one's own efforts or resources. living or functioning independently: Chiefly Brit.by oneself; without company:
She was on her own at 17.
I'll walk home on my own, thank you.
Origin of own:
bef. 900; ME owen, OE āgen, c. OHG eigan (G eigen), ON eiginn, OE āgan, āgnian
belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself); preceded by a possessive
"for your own use"; "do your own thing"; "she makes her own clothes"; "`ain' is Scottish"
own, have, possess(verb)
have ownership or possession of
"He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to have the legal right to possess
He owns three other cars.
emphasizes that sth belongs to you or is done by you
I'd like to have my own room.; He owns his own business.; One day you'll have children of your own.; I made my own dress.
alone or without help
He made the song up on his own.; She's all on her own at home today.
to do sth bad to sb because they have done sth bad to you
Don't worry, I'll get my own back.
to be good or strong enough to compete
He can hold his own against the senior players.
To have rightful possession of (property, goods or capital); "To possess by right; to have the right of property in; to have the legal right or rightful title to." (Ref 1)
I own this car.
To claim as one's own; to answer to.
To defeat or embarrass; to overwhelm.
To virtually or figuratively enslave.
To illicitly obtain "super-user" or "root" access into a computer system thereby having access to all of the user files on that system; pwn.
To admit to be true; concede, grant, allow, acknowledge, confess; not to deny; to admit to be true. (Ref 2)
To acknowledge or admit the possession or ownership of. (Ref 3)
To recognise, to acknowledge responsibility for, to admit to be true.
Belonging to; possessed; proper to;
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'own' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #115
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'own' in Written Corpus Frequency: #250
Rank popularity for the word 'own' in Verbs Frequency: #318
Anagrams of own
Translations for own
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to have as a possession
I own a car.
- possuirPortuguese (BR)
- mít, vlastnitCzech
- έχω στην ιδιοκτησία μουGreek
- poseer, tener, ser dueño deSpanish
- دارا بودنFarsi
- לִהיוֹת הַבּעָלִים שֶׁל-Hebrew
- स्वामी होनाHindi
- posjedovati, imatiCroatian
- van vmijeHungarian
- turėti, valdytiLithuanian
- piederēt, būt kāda īpašumāLatvian
- دارا بودنPersian
- خپل ملكيت لرلPashto
- a posedaRomanian
- иметь, владетьRussian
- mať, vlastniťSlovak
- ...-e sahip olmakTurkish
- 擁有Chinese (Trad.)
- володіти; матиUkrainian
- مالک ہوناUrdu
- sở hữuVietnamese
- 拥有Chinese (Simp.)
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