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Of or belonging to oneself or itself: She makes her own clothes.
That which belongs to one: I wanted a room of my own.
v. owned, own·ing, owns
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.
To make a full confession or acknowledgment: When confronted with the evidence the thief owned up.
See Synonyms at acknowledge
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 /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.