Definition of Own

1. Verb. Have ownership or possession of. "How many cars does she have?"

Exact synonyms: Have, Possess
Specialized synonyms: Prepossess
Related verbs: Feature, Have
Derivative terms: Have, Owner, Owner, Possession, Possessive, Possessive, Possessor

2. Adjective. Belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself); preceded by a possessive. "`ain' is Scottish"
Exact synonyms: Ain
Similar to: Personal

Definition of Own

1. v. t. 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.

2. a. 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.

3. v. t. 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.

Definition of Own

1. Verb. (transitive) To have rightful possession of (property, goods or capital); "To possess by right; to have the right of property in; to have the legal right or rightful title to." (Ref 1) ¹

2. Verb. To claim as one's own; to answer to. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To defeat or embarrass; to overwhelm. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To virtually or figuratively enslave. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive computing slang) To illicitly obtain "super-user" or "root" access into a computer system thereby having access to all of the user files on that system; pwn. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To admit to be true; concede, grant, allow, acknowledge, confess; not to deny; to admit to be true. (Ref 2) ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To acknowledge or admit the possession or ownership of. (Ref 3) ¹

8. Adjective. Belonging to; possessed; proper to; ¹

9. Adjective. (obsolete) peculiar, domestic; ¹

10. Adjective. (obsolete) not foreign; ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To recognise, to acknowledge responsibility for, to admit to be true. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive UK dialectal) To confess. ¹

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Definition of Own

1. to have as a belonging [v -ED, -ING, -S] : OWNABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Own

1. 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. "The wakeful bloodhound rose, and shook his hide But his sagacious eye an inmate owns." (Keats) Origin: OE. Unnen to grant, permit, be pleased with, AS. Unnan to grant; akin to OS. Giunnan, G. Gonnen, Icel. Unna; of uncertain origin. This word has been confused with own to possess. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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