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"
  2. have ownership or possession of; " He owns three houses in Florida"; " How many cars does she have?"
  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.
  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.
  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.
  6. Belonging to oneself or itself.
  7. To possess; admit, as a fault.
  8. To confess: followed by to.
  9. To grant: concede: acknowledge.
  10. To possess: to have a rightful title to.
  11. Possessed: belonging to: peculiar.
  12. Belonging to; peculiar.
  13. To possess; confess; acknowledge.
  14. To have the rightful title to; possess.
  15. To admit; acknowledge; confess; avow; recognize.
  16. Belonging to oneself; individual; real; intimately related.
  17. Belonging or peculiar to.
  18. To avow or admit.
  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.
  20. To hold or possess by right; to avow; to confess.
  21. See under owe.

Usage examples for own

  1. You are your own." – The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies by Ralph Connor
  2. Got my own back there. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  3. I have a heart of my own. – Lady Maude's Mania by George Manville Fenn
  4. Well, have it your own way, of course. – The Privet Hedge by J. E. Buckrose
  5. As if she were my own child. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  6. Have it your own way, said he. – The Spy in Black by J. Storer Clouston
  7. You are my own dear boy. – The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight by Elizabeth von Arnim
  8. But if she did keep something of her own? – Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
  9. Oh, my own, own! – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  10. Don't you understand I must take my own time? – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers
  11. You should believe more in your own." – The Dark Forest by Hugh Walpole
  12. Go then, go your own way. – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  13. " Tell us all about it your own way. – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest
  14. " My own dear old man! – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  15. Well, own it then. – Patty in Paris by Carolyn Wells
  16. No, I own the name 'Trevelyan. – Lord Stranleigh Abroad by Robert Barr
  17. She had not even a child of her own. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  18. I mean to die in my own home. – Promenades of an Impressionist by James Huneker
  19. I know better: I see better people: I go my own way. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  20. It's your own house. – The Argonauts of North Liberty by Bret Harte