What does own mean?

Definitions for own
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word own.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. own(a), ainverb

    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, possessverb

    have ownership or possession of

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

Wiktionary

  1. ownverb

    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. ownverb

    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. ownverb

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

  9. ownverb

    To confess.

  10. ownadjective

    Belonging to; possessed; proper to;

  11. ownadjective

    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

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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

Examples of own in a Sentence

  1. Neal Sher:

    For these people many of whom have been struggling mightily since this event took place and since they've been given the back of their hand by their own government, it will make a difference in the way they live. And it's long, long overdue.

  2. The Donald:

    Then Ben Carson recited a biblical proverb about humility. I ’m just surprised that Ben Carson did n’t talk about Ben Carson own faith and make the comparison implicit. The Donald, as is The Donald wont, went into counterpunching mode. If you look at The Donald past, which I've done, Ben Carson wasn't a big man of faith.

  3. Bryant McGill:

    Peace for the whole world begins with a smile in your own heart.

  4. A. Alvarez:

    Despair, in short, seeks its own environment as surely as water finds its own level.

  5. Anthony Fauci:

    We can't just leave them on their own, on the one hand, and the federal government can't do it by itself, on the other hand.

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