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VERB (1)

1. have ownership or possession of;
- Example: "He owns three houses in Florida"
- Example: "How many cars does she have?"
[syn: own, have, possess]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself); preceded by a possessive;
- Example: "for your own use"
- Example: "do your own thing"
- Example: "she makes her own clothes"
- Example: "`ain' is Scottish"
[syn: own(a), ain]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Own \Own\ ([=o]n), v. t. [OE. unnen to grant, permit, be pleased with, AS. unnan to grant; akin to OS. giunnan, G. g["o]nnen, Icel. unna; of uncertain origin. This word has been confused with own to possess.] 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. [1913 Webster] The wakeful bloodhound rose, and shook his hide; But his sagacious eye an inmate owns. --Keats. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Own \Own\, a. [OE. owen, awen, auen, aughen, AS. [=a]gen, p. p. of [=a]gan to possess; akin to OS. [=e]gan, G. & D. eigen, Icel. eiginn, Sw. & Dan. egen. [root]110. See Owe.] 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. "No man was his own [i. e., no man was master of himself, or in possession of his senses]." --Shak. [1913 Webster] To hold one's own, to keep or maintain one's possessions; to yield nothing; esp., to suffer no loss or disadvantage in a contest. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Own \Own\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Owned; p. pr. & vb. n. Owning.] [OE. ohnien, ahnien, AS. [=a]gnian, fr. [=a]gen own, a. See Own, a.] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

own adj 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" [syn: own(a), ain] v 1: have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?" [syn: own, have, possess]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

47 Moby Thesaurus words for "own": accept, acknowledge, admit, admit everything, agree provisionally, allow, assent grudgingly, avow, by one, come clean, concede, confess, cop a plea, enjoy, express general agreement, free and clear, go along with, grant, have, have title to, held, hold, in fee, in fee simple, in hand, in seisin, in stock, in store, let on, not oppose, on hand, open up, out with it, own up, owned, plead guilty, possess, possessed, recognize, retain, spill, spill it, spit it out, tell all, tell the truth, warrant, yield