Owing Ow`ing, p. p. & a. [Used in a passive sense for owed (AS. [=a]gen. See {Own}).] 1. Had or held under obligation of paying; due. [1913 Webster]

There is more owing her than is paid. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Had or experienced as a consequence, result, issue, etc.; ascribable; -- with to; as, misfortunes are often owing to vices; his failure was owing to speculations. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • owing — /oh ing/, adj. 1. owed, unpaid, or due for payment: to pay what is owing. 2. owing to, because of; as a result of: Owing to a mistake in the payroll department, some of us were issued incorrect checks. [1325 75; ME; see OWE, ING2] * * * …   Universalium

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