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Definitions of own

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. To grant; to acknowledge; to admit to be true; to confess; to recognize in a particular character; as, we own that we have forfeited your love. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Belonging to; belonging exclusively or especially to; peculiar; -- most frequently following a possessive pronoun, as my, our, thy, your, his, her, its, their, in order to emphasize or intensify the idea of property, peculiar interest, or exclusive ownership; as, my own father; my own composition; my own idea; at my own price. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Belonging to oneself or itself. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To possess; admit, as a fault. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To confess: followed by to. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To grant: concede: acknowledge. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To possess: to have a rightful title to. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Possessed: belonging to: peculiar. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Belonging to; peculiar. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. To possess; confess; acknowledge. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To have the rightful title to; possess. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. To admit; acknowledge; confess; avow; recognize. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Belonging to oneself; individual; real; intimately related. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Belonging or peculiar to. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To avow or admit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Belonging to, or that belongs to; peculiar; possessed; used after the poss. pronouns, my, thy, his, her, our, your, their, to render them emphatic, as our own. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. To hold or possess by right; to avow; to confess. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. See under owe. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Belonging to; belonging exclusively or especially to; peculiar; most frequently following a possessive pronoun, as my, our, thy, your, his, her, its, their, in order to emphasize or intensify the idea of property, peculiar interest, or exclusive ownership; as, my own father; my own composition; my own idea; at my own price. dictgcide_fs
  23. [=o]n, v.t. to grant: to allow to be true: concede: acknowledge. [A.S. unnan, to grant; Ger. gönnen, to grant.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. [=o]n, 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.).] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  25. [=o]n, 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  26. (Appended to possessive adj. or case) in full ownership, proper, peculiar, individual, & not another\'s, (saw it with my o. eyes; has a value all its o.; let them STEW in their o. juice; loves truth for its o. sake; be one\'s o. man, independent, free; God\'s o. heaven; may I have it for my o. or my very o.?; my o. sweetheart &c., or abs. my o., esp. in voc. expressing affection; often also used to emphasize not the ownership, but the personality of the subject &c., as cooks her o. meals, every man his o. lawyer, am my o. master; also used abs. = private property, kindred, &c., as May I not do what I will with my o.?, And his o. received him not, The DEVIL s o.; of one\'s o., belonging to one, as I have nothing of my o., will give you one of my o.; hold one\'s o., maintain position. not be defeated; on one\'s o. slang, independently, on one\'s o. account or responsibility or resources); (without preceding possessive) o. brother, sister, with both parents the same, o. cousin, first. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. Have as property, possess, whence owner, ownership (1), nn., ownerless a.; acknowledge authorship, paternity, or possession, of (child, pamphlet, hat, that nobody will o.); admit as existent, valid, true, &c. (owns his deficiencies, himself indebted, he or that he did not know); confess to (owns to a sense of shame, to having done); o. up colloq., make frank confession; submit to (person\'s sway &c.) without protest. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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