Definitions for owner

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. 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.

  2. (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.

  3. (pron.)something that belongs to oneself.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. (v.t.)to have or hold as one's own; possess.

  5. to acknowledge or admit:

    to own a fault.

  6. to acknowledge as one's own.

  7. (v.i.)to confess (often fol. by to, up, or up to).

Idioms for own:

  1. come into one's own, to achieve the recognition, professional stature, or self-respect that one deserves.

    Category: Idiom

  2. hold one's own, to maintain one's position or condition. to be equal to the opposition.

    Category: Idiom

  3. on one's own, through one's own efforts or resources. living or functioning independently: Chiefly oneself; without company:

    She was on her own at 17.

    I'll walk home on my own, thank you.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of own:

bef. 900; ME owen, OE āgen, c. OHG eigan (G eigen), ON eiginn, OE āgan, āgnian


Princeton's WordNet

  1. owner, proprietor(noun)

    (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business

    "he is the owner of a chain of restaurants"

  2. owner, possessor(noun)

    a person who owns something

    "they are searching for the owner of the car"; "who is the owner of that friendly smile?"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. owner(noun)ʊn

    sb who owns sth

    the dog's owner; the owners of the business


  1. owner(Noun)

    One who owns (something).

    Are you the owner of this car?

  2. owner(Noun)

    captain of a ship

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'owner' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2043

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'owner' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4236

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'owner' in Nouns Frequency: #544

Translations for owner

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who owns something

Are you the owner of that car?

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