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Wordnet 3.0


1. owed as a debt;
- Example: "outstanding bills"
- Example: "the amount still owed"
- Example: "undischarged debts"
[syn: outstanding, owing(p), undischarged]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Owe \Owe\ ([=o]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Owed ([=o]d), (Ought ([add]t) obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Owing ([=o]"[i^]ng).] [OE. owen, awen, aghen, to have, own, have (to do), hence, owe, AS. [=a]gan to have; akin to G. eigen, a., own, Icel. eiga to have, Dan. eie, Sw. [aum]ga, Goth. ['a]igan, Skr. [imac][,c]. [root]110. Cf. Ought, v., 2d Own, Fraught.] 1. To possess; to have, as the rightful owner; to own. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Thou dost here usurp The name thou ow'st not. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To have or possess, as something derived or bestowed; to be obliged to ascribe (something to some source); to be indebted or obliged for; as, he owed his wealth to his father; he owed his victory to his lieutenants. --Milton. [1913 Webster] O deem thy fall not owed to man's decree. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence: To have or be under an obigation to restore, pay, or render (something) in return or compensation for something received; to be indebted in the sum of; as, the subject owes allegiance; the fortunate owe assistance to the unfortunate. [1913 Webster] The one ought five hundred pence, and the other fifty. --Bible (1551). [1913 Webster] A son owes help and honor to his father. --Holyday. [1913 Webster] Note: Owe was sometimes followed by an objective clause introduced by the infinitive. "Ye owen to incline and bow your heart." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 4. To have an obligation to (some one) on account of something done or received; to be indebted to; as, to owe the grocer for supplies, or a laborer for services. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Owing \Ow`ing\, p. p. & a. [Used in a passive sense for owed (AS. [=a]gen. See Own).] 1. Had or held under obligation of paying; due. [1913 Webster] There is more owing her than is paid. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Had or experienced as a consequence, result, issue, etc.; ascribable; -- with to; as, misfortunes are often owing to vices; his failure was owing to speculations. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

owing adj 1: owed as a debt; "outstanding bills"; "the amount still owed"; "undischarged debts" [syn: outstanding, owing(p), undischarged]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

33 Moby Thesaurus words for "owing": accountable, alleged, ascribable, assignable, attributable, attributed, back, charged, coming, coming to, credited, derivable from, derivational, derivative, due, explicable, imputable, imputed, in arrear, in arrears, mature, outstanding, overdue, owed, payable, putative, receivable, redeemable, referable, referred to, traceable, unpaid, unsettled