What does own mean?

Definitions for ownoʊn

Here are all the 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?"

Wiktionary

  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;

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Own

    ōn, v.t. to grant: to allow to be true: concede: acknowledge. [A.S. unnan, to grant; Ger. gönnen, to grant.]

  2. Own

    ōn, v.t. to possess: to be the rightful owner of. [A.S. ágnian, with addition of casual suffix—ágen, one's own; cf. Own (adj.).]

  3. Own

    ōn, adj. possessed: belonging to one's self and to no other: peculiar.—ns. Own′er, one who owns or possesses; Own′ership, state of being an owner: right of possession. [A.S. ágen, pa.p. of ágan, to possess. Cf. Owe.]

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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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of own in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of own in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeb Bush on Thursday:

    Do I go there? Yeah, I go there, drive my own car. Park my own car. Get out of my own car.

  2. Frederick Henry Hedge:

    Every man is his own ancestor, and every man is his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past.

  3. Mongi Hamdi:

    Other elements will be negotiated, what degree they will give them identity, to what degree will they allow them to use their own language, their own schools, their own security arrangements, their own implementation of regional projects, all of these will be negotiated.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    But I am my own man, and my views are shaped by my own thinking and own experiences. Each president learns from those who came before -- their principles... their adjustments. One thing we know is this: Every president inherits a changing world... and changing circumstances.

  5. Eric Xu:

    If we're not open, if we don't bring in the world's best technology, we'll never have true information security, even if you localize, make your own CPUs (central processing units), make your own operating systems, make your own database software, it would still be at a grade school level, (with) your (security measures) transparent to the college students.

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