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Definitions of "own"

  • Of or belonging to oneself or itself: She makes her own clothes. adjective
  • That which belongs to one: I wanted a room of my own. noun
  • To have or possess as property: owns a chain of restaurants. verb-transitive
  • To have control over: For a time, enemy planes owned the skies. verb-transitive
  • To admit as being in accordance with fact, truth, or a claim; acknowledge. verb-transitive
  • To make a full confession or acknowledgment: When confronted with the evidence the thief owned up. See Synonyms at acknowledge. verb-intransitive
  • on (one's) own By one's own efforts: She got the job on her own. idiom
  • on (one's) own Responsible for oneself; independent of outside help or control: He is now out of college and on his own. idiom
  • Belonging to; possessed; proper to. adjective
  • Peculiar, domestic. adjective
  • Not foreign. adjective
  • 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) verb
  • To claim as one's own; to answer to. verb
  • To defeat or embarrass; to overwhelm. verb
  • To virtually or figuratively enslave. verb
  • To defeat, dominate, or be above, also spelled pwn. verb
  • 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. verb
  • To admit to be true; concede, grant, allow, acknowledge, confess; not to deny; to admit to be true. (Ref 2) verb
  • To acknowledge or admit the possession or ownership of. (Ref 3) verb

The word "own" in example sentences

Just as homosexuality combined with pre-modern medicine not going to pass on your own genes if you choose not to reproduce is likely to stop the passing on of _your own_ genes, but could improve the survival of those related to you- say you help raise your niece or nephew- asexuality might well improve social fitness.. [Out asexuals.]

For me, the most intellectually stimulating conversations of the year were with Fellows who spoke not of the most recent book they had read in their field or a lecture they had just heard on the very subject they deal with in their own university, but with those who were trying to relate knowledge and methods gained in some other field to their own….. [An Exchange on 'Veritas at Harvard']

She received all attentions from the Royal Family as her due, and knew not how to draw the distinction between what was due to her own merit and what was given by these personages as due to their _own_ high standard of courtesy and compassion.. [The Ladies A Shining Constellation of Wit and Beauty]

In fact he would have given ten thousand pounds from his own pocket (Kate's plum was _her own_) if he could have invented anything like an excuse for complying with our very natural wishes.. [Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6]

When a pupil makes his own Correlations, every concurrence he uses is a _real_ concurrence to him, and so with his Ins. and Exs. This is a decisive reason why the Pupil should merely look upon my Correlations as models, but make and memorise his _own_ Correlations in all cases, as being more vivid to _him_ and, therefore, more certainly remembered, as well as more effectively strengthening the Memory in both its Stages.. [Assimilative Memory or, How to Attend and Never Forget]

"So you see, all things considered, it would be much better for you to return to your own people -- ahem -- _own people_," said Mr. Starkweather, with emphasis.. [The Girl from Sunset Ranch Or, Alone in a Great City]

The _slave_ never can do this as long as he is a _slave_; whilst he is a "chattel personal" he can own _no_ property; but the time _is to come_ when _every_ man is to sit under _his own_ vine and _his own_ fig-tree, and no domineering driver, or irresponsible master, or irascible mistress, shall make him afraid of the chain or the whip.. [The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4]

It starts as the assertion of any desire; it ends as _the organization of one's own desires into a system of desires recognized as superior and then made one's own_.. [Introduction to the Science of Sociology]

Why should I dissemble my own belief that the 'Drama' is worth two or three 'Seraphims' -- _my own_ belief, you know, which is worth nothing, writers knowing themselves so superficially, and having such a natural leaning to their last work.. [The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)]

This is especially true of «suus, - a, - um», which, when inserted, is more or less emphatic, like our _his own, her own_, etc.. [Latin for Beginners]

_He comes to His own, and His own_ -- and here, as the scholars would say, there are variant readings.. [Quiet Talks on John's Gospel]

His wife never accepts invitations that he does; they meet, you know, under their own roof, for the sake of the children -- but under their _own_ roof only.. [The Smart Set Correspondence & Conversations]

Alderman Roche's daughters had nothing to live on but their own earnings by washing and needlework; and Mr. Luttrell, the last case mentioned above, was allowed as a favour to occupy his _own stables_ while preparing to transplant.. [An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800]

But it is very natural under such influences that men whose own lives are full of and inspired with their _own_ deeds will not write them on the model of Benvenuto Cellini.. [Memoirs]

Albert's dearest name is immortalised with this _great_ conception, _his_ own, and my _own_ dear country _showed_ she was. [The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853 A Selection from her Majesty's correspondence between the years 1837 and 1861]

He said that much of the reserve which he had shown in treating with me was not on _his own_ account, but that he felt from his own experience that events were by no means certain, and he most cautiously abstained from permitting her Majesty in any way to commit herself, or to bind herself by any engagement which unforeseen circumstances might render inconvenient.. [The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843) A Selection from Her Majesty's Correspondence Between the Years 1837 and 1861]

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