own

  • 1own — [ōn] adj. [ME owen < OE agen, pp. of agan, to possess: see OWE] 1. belonging, relating, or peculiar to oneself or itself: used to strengthen a preceding possessive [his own book, her own idea] 2. Now Rare related by blood rather than by… …

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  • 2own — [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 …

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  • 3Own — 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

  • 4own — ► ADJECTIVE & PRONOUN 1) (with a possessive) belonging or relating to the person specified. 2) done or produced by the person specified. 3) particular to the person or thing specified; individual. ► VERB 1) possess. 2) formal admit or acknowledge …

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  • 5OWN — OWN …

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  • 6own — vt: to have or hold as property; esp: to have title to own property Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. own …

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  • 7Own — 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,… …

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  • 8own — [adj] belonging to individual endemic, hers, his, individual, inherent, intrinsic, its, mine, owned, particular, peculiar, personal, private, resident, theirs, very own, yours; concept 710 own [v1] possess; be responsible for be in possession of …

    New thesaurus

  • 9Own — ([=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;… …

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  • 10OWN — 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 …

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  • 11own up — index betray (disclose), confess Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 12own — vb 1 possess, hold, *have, enjoy Analogous words: control, manage, direct, *conduct: *keep, retain 2 *acknowledge, avow, admit, confess Analogous words: concede, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13own|er-oc|cu|pi|er — «OH nuhr OK yuh PY uhr», noun. British. a person who owns the house he lives in; homeowner …

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  • 14own|er — «OH nuhr», noun. a person who owns: »The owner of the dog brought him a collar. SYNONYM(S): possessor, proprietor …

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  • 15own — 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

  • 16own — [[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… …

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  • 17own — 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

  • 18own — 1 determiner, pronoun 1 belonging to you and no one else: your own house/car etc: He was so drunk he even forgot his own name. | He tells people how to bring up their children but is so lenient with his own. | a house/car etc of your own: He left …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19own */*/*/ — I UK [əʊn] / US [oʊn] adjective, pronoun Summary: 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… …

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  • 20own — /ohn/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or belonging to oneself or itself (usually used after a possessive to emphasize the idea of ownership, interest, or relation conveyed by the possessive): He spent only his own money. 2. (used as an intensifier to …

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