What does Owner mean?

Definitions for Owner

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. owner, proprietornoun

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

    "he is the owner of a chain of restaurants"

  2. owner, possessornoun

    a person who owns something

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


  1. ownernoun

    One who owns (something).

    Are you the owner of this car?

  2. ownernoun

    captain of a ship

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ownernoun

    One to whom any thing belongs; master; rightful possessor.

    Etymology: from own.

    A bark
    Stays but till her owner comes aboard. William Shakespeare.

    Is it not enough to break into my garden,
    Climbing my walls in spight of me the owner,
    But thou wilt brave me. William Shakespeare.

    Here shew favour, because it happeneth that the owner hath incurred the forfeiture of eight years profit of his lands, before he cometh to the knowledge of the process against him. Francis Bacon.

    They intend advantage of my labours,
    With no small profit daily to my owners. John Milton.

    These wait the owners last despair,
    And what’s permitted to the flames invade. Dryden.

    A freehold, though but in ice and snow, will make the owner pleased in the possession, and stout in the defence of it. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 1.

    That small muscle draws the nose upwards, when it expresses the contempt which the owner of it has upon seeing any thing he does not like. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    Victory hath not made us insolent, nor have we taken advantage to gain any thing beyond the honour of restoring every one’s right to their just owners. Francis Atterbury.

    What is this wit, which must our cares employ?
    The owner ’s wife, that other men enjoy. Alexander Pope.


  1. owner

    Ownership is the state or fact of legal possession and control over property, which may be any asset, tangible or intangible. Ownership can involve multiple rights, collectively referred to as title, which may be separated and held by different parties. The process and mechanics of ownership are fairly complex: one can gain, transfer, and lose ownership of property in a number of ways. To acquire property one can purchase it with money, trade it for other property, win it in a bet, receive it as a gift, inherit it, find it, receive it as damages, earn it by doing work or performing services, make it, or homestead it. One can transfer or lose ownership of property by selling it for money, exchanging it for other property, giving it as a gift, misplacing it, or having it stripped from one's ownership through legal means such as eviction, foreclosure, seizure, or taking. Ownership is self-propagating in that the owner of any property will also own the economic benefits of that property.


  1. owner

    An owner is a person or entity that holds legal rights and responsibilities over a particular property, object, business, or asset. This ownership can be exclusive, allowing the owner to utilize, manage, sell, or transfer the property or asset according to their preferences within the bounds of the law. An owner can also share these rights with others in situations of co-ownership or joint ownership.

Editors Contribution

  1. owner

    A person named Owner when he holds something.

    Oh, Owen Owned Will.

    Submitted by anonymous on January 15, 2021  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. OWNER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Owner is ranked #147253 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Owner surname appeared 112 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Owner.

    78.5% or 88 total occurrences were White.
    12.5% or 14 total occurrences were Black.

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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

Anagrams for Owner »

  1. rowen

  2. reown

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Owner in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Owner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Owner in a Sentence

  1. Wayne's World:

    Wayne All I have to say about that is asphinctersayswhat. Arcade owner What Wayne Exactly.

  2. Rebecca West:

    In England and America a beard usually means that its owner would rather be considered venerable than virile; on the continent of Europe it often means that its owner makes a special claim to virility.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    I will vote to revise that bill. There are parts of it that made sense to me, look George, if you have a small gun shop owner in Northern Vermont who sells a gun legally to somebody and then, you know, something happens to that guy, he goes nuts or something, and he kills somebody, should the gun shop owner be held liable? I think not.

  4. Link Starbureiy:

    Life on the plantation can be calm. You can even be happy and find fulfillment on the plantation. It may be possible to be friends with the plantation owner. Heck, the plantation owner might even let you run the plantation. But, all of these privileges are only afforded to you as long as you stay on the plantation.

  5. Jonathan Swift:

    It is in men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.

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