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Princeton's WordNet

  1. owned(adj)

    having an owner; often used in combination

    "state-owned railways"

Freebase

  1. Owned

    Owned is a slang word that originated among 1990s hackers, where it referred to "rooting" or gaining administrative control over someone else's computer. The term's original usage was close to that of the traditional meaning of the word own – for instance, "I owned the network at MIT" indicated that the speaker had cracked the servers and had the same root-level privileges that the legitimate owner of the servers had. Some more examples are "I owned you" and "You got owned". Owned, a later variant, became more common in the late 1990s, as did the more abstract usage referring to any compromised security mechanism. By 1997, owned was regularly used in website defacements, and it subsequently spread to gaming circles, where it was used to refer to defeat in a game. For example, if a player makes a particularly impressive kill shot or wins a match by an appreciable margin in a multiplayer video game, it is not uncommon for him or her to say owned to the loser, as a manifestation of victory, a taunt, or provocation. Ownage has become a modern equivalent to a "Turkey shoot," such as an experienced faction versus a beginner or disadvantaged faction. In slang form, owned is the adjective owning is the verb and ownage is the noun.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. owned

    1. [cracker slang; often written “0wned”] Your condition when your machine has been cracked by a root exploit, and the attacker can do anything with it. This sense is occasionally used by hackers. 2. [gamers, IRC, crackers] To be dominated, controlled, mastered. For example, if you make a statement completely and utterly false, and someone else corrects it in a way that humiliates or removes you, you are said to “have been owned” by that person. When referring to games, “I own0r UT GOTYE” means that one has mastered Unreal Tournament, Game of the Year Edition to such a level that even the hardest AI characters are mere lunchmeat, and that no ordinary mortal player would even receive a point in competition. There are several spelling variants: 0wned, 0wn0r3d, even pwn0r3d. Hackers do not use this sense.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'owned' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2852

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'owned' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3310

Anagrams for owned »

  1. Downe, downe, endow, Woden, woned

  2. Downe

  3. Endow

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of owned in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of owned in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of owned in a Sentence

  1. Zaheer Ali:

    There were pieces of Malcolm X's story scattered across the country and we were trying to find them, they were privately owned, never made available to the public. I mean people had papers and recordings in their garages.

  2. Chairman Hensarling:

    To all my colleagues, particularly those who disagree with my political views, I don’t own a restaurant. But if I owned a restaurant in Dallas, I want you to know that you’d be welcome there and I’d be proud to be seen with you.

  3. Avneesh Sukhija:

    State-owned banks that are struggling will be able to attract capital only when their balance sheet is cleaned, the creation of the bad bank will make them attractive to institutional investors. (A) bad bank is a short term solution and not a long term fix.

  4. David Cortman:

    This religious exclusion wrongfully sends a message that some children are less worthy of protection simply because they enjoy recreation on a playground owned by a church.

  5. Hunter Biden:

    It was surprising to me that Rudy Giuliani — yes. In my experience, generally, phone calls with the President are very sensitive and handled accordingly, i believe at least two of the three, if not all three of the mobile networks are owned by Russian companies, or have significant stakes in those.

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