Associations to the word «Own»


OWN, 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)
OWN, verb. (transitive) To have recognized political sovereignty over a place, territory, as distinct from the ordinary connotation of property ownership.
OWN, verb. (intransitive) To admit, concede, grant, allow, acknowledge, confess; not to deny.
OWN, verb. (transitive) To claim as one's own; to answer to.
OWN, verb. (intransitive) To acknowledge or admit the possession or ownership of. (Ref 3)
OWN, verb. (transitive) To defeat or embarrass; to overwhelm.
OWN, verb. (transitive) To virtually or figuratively enslave.
OWN, verb. (gaming) (slang) To defeat, dominate, or be above, also spelled pwn.
OWN, 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.
OWN, adjective. Belonging to; possessed; proper to.
OWN, adjective. (obsolete) Peculiar, domestic.
OWN, adjective. (obsolete) Not foreign.
OWN, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To grant; give.
OWN, verb. (transitive) To admit; concede; acknowledge.
OWN, verb. (transitive) To recognise; acknowledge.
OWN, verb. (intransitive) (UK dialectal) To confess.
OWN GOAL, noun. (sports) A goal that results from a player putting the ball or puck into the goal of his or her own team; the resulting goal being scored for the opposition.
OWN GOAL, noun. (figuratively) A blunder that damages one's own prospects.
OWN GOALS, noun. Plural of own goal
OWN UP, verb. (idiomatic) to acknowledge, confess, or admit guilt or reponsibility. Often used with to.

Dictionary definition

OWN, verb. Have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?".
OWN, adjective. 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".

Wise words

Words derive their power from the original word.
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