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own  (n)
adj.
Of or belonging to oneself or itself: She makes her own clothes.
n.
That which belongs to one: I wanted a room of my own.
v. owned, own·ing, owns
v.tr.
1.
a. To have or possess as property: owns a chain of restaurants.
b. To have control over: For a time, enemy planes owned the skies.
2. To admit as being in accordance with fact, truth, or a claim; acknowledge.
v.intr.
To make a full confession or acknowledgment: When confronted with the evidence the thief owned up. See Synonyms at acknowledge.
Idiom:
on (ones) own
1. By ones own efforts: She got the job on her own.
2. Responsible for oneself; independent of outside help or control: He is now out of college and on his own.

[Middle English owen, from Old English gen; see aik- in Indo-European roots.]

owner n.


owner  /onr/  n. a person or business that owns s.t.: The owner of the business works long hours. -n. ownership.

Thesaurus: owner proprietor, store owner, boss | landowner, landlord. Ant. tenant. owner

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