Own
Own Own, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Owned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Owning}.] [OE. ohnien, ahnien, AS. [=a]gnian, fr. [=a]gen own, a. See {Own}, a.] To hold as property; to have a legal or rightful title to; to be the proprietor or possessor of; to possess; as, to own a house. [1913 Webster]

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  • own — [əʊn ǁ oʊn] verb [transitive] to have or possess something that is legally yours: • He still owns shares in the company. • The company is owned by a foreign consortium. * * * Ⅰ. own UK US /əʊn/ verb [T] ► to have something that legally belongs to …   Financial and business terms

  • Own — Own, a. [OE. owen, awen, auen, aughen, AS. [=a]gen, p. p. of [=a]gan to possess; akin to OS. [=e]gan, G. & D. eigen, Icel. eiginn, Sw. & Dan. egen. [root]110. See {Owe}.] Belonging to; belonging exclusively or especially to; peculiar; most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • OWN — OWN …   Википедия

  • own — vt: to have or hold as property; esp: to have title to own property Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. own …   Law dictionary

  • Own — ([=o]n), v. t. [OE. unnen to grant, permit, be pleased with, AS. unnan to grant; akin to OS. giunnan, G. g[ o]nnen, Icel. unna; of uncertain origin. This word has been confused with own to possess.] To grant; to acknowledge; to admit to be true;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • OWN — may refer to: OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, a U.S. based cable and satellite television channel Old West Norse, a North Germanic language Once Was Not (2005), an album by Cryptopsy OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), a Canadian cable and satellite …   Wikipedia

  • own — 1. (own) (779↑, 166↓) 1.To win a round in a game. (usually a video/pc game) 2.To beat someone at a game.(usually a video/pc game) 3. To be better at someone. (usually a video/pc game) 1. I 0wn3d at the Halo 2 tournement. 2. I 0wn3d you that time …   Urban English dictionary

  • own — own1 W1S1 [əun US oun] adj, pron [always after a possessive] 1.) used to emphasize that something belongs to or is connected with a particular person or thing and not any other ▪ Bring your own equipment. ▪ Every dance has its own rhythm. ▪ The… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • own — [[t]o͟ʊn[/t]] ♦ owns, owning, owned 1) ADJ: poss ADJ You use own to indicate that something belongs to a particular person or thing. My wife decided I should have my own shop. ...another group of patients who were taught to change their own… …   English dictionary

  • own — own1 [ əun ] function word *** Own can be used in the following ways: as an adjective (after a possessive word and followed by a noun): We grow our own vegetables. It s the president s own fault. as a pronoun (after a possessive word but without… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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