Definitions for ownoʊn

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word own

Princeton's WordNet

  1. own(a), ain(verb)

    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"

  2. own, have, possess(verb)

    have ownership or possession of

    "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?"


  1. own(Verb)

    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.

  2. own(Verb)

    To claim as one's own; to answer to.

  3. own

    To defeat or embarrass; to overwhelm.

  4. own

    To virtually or figuratively enslave.

  5. own

    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.

  6. own

    To admit to be true; concede, grant, allow, acknowledge, confess; not to deny; to admit to be true. (Ref 2)

  7. own

    To acknowledge or admit the possession or ownership of. (Ref 3)

  8. own(Verb)

    To recognise, to acknowledge responsibility for, to admit to be true.

  9. own(Verb)

    To confess.

  10. own(Adjective)

    Belonging to; possessed; proper to;

  11. own(Adjective)

    peculiar, domestic;

  12. own

    not foreign;

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'own' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #115

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'own' in Written Corpus Frequency: #250

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'own' in Verbs Frequency: #318

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cicero:

    To each his own.

  2. Warren Jeffs ':

    I left on my own.

  3. June Saruwatari:

    Be your own guru.

  4. Danish proverb:

    To own is to fear.

  5. Tom Hardin:

    I am my own undoing.

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