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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: "I own that I have been sly, thievish, mean, a prevaricator, greedy, derelict, / and I own that I remain so yet" (Walt Whitman).
To make a full confession or acknowledgment: When confronted with the evidence the thief owned up to the crime. See Synonyms at acknowledge.
on (one's) own
1. By one's 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 owene, owne, from Old English āgen; see aik- in Indo-European roots.]

own′er n.
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Adj.1.owned - having an owner; often used in combination; "state-owned railways"
ownerless, unowned - having no owner
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When the doubt that I had hushed asleep first laid its weary weight on her heart, the true face owned all, and said, in its own frank, simple language--I am sorry for him; I am sorry for myself.
"Said he wished he owned half of the dog, the idiot," said a third.
If he owned one half of the general dog, it would be so; if he owned one end of the dog and another person owned the other end, it would be so, just the same; particularly in the first case, because if you kill one half of a general dog, there ain't any man that can tell whose half it was; but if he owned one end of the dog, maybe he could kill his end of it and--"
For instance, between 1906 and 1937 Annie Minerva Turnbo-Malone owned and operated a network of cosmetics factories and beauty-training schools under the name Poro College, which were headquartered in St.
general partnership could claim the indirect credit with respect to dividends received by the partnership from a 40-percent owned foreign corporation.
Rent-A-Center, the Wichita-based chain owned by Thorn EMI, a global conglomerate whose other assets include country-music star Garth Brooks, controls, 1,200 of the industry's 7,500 or so stores.
National News will be added to an impressive list of companies owned or co-owned by the brothers Connelly and other members of the family.
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The race included 15 rounds and the results came as follows: In the first round, "Shaheen" owned by Salim bin Ali al-Maharbi came first.
Here are people who have owned a piece of 300 Third:
A qualified subchapter S subsidiary (QSub) is a subsidiary corporation 100% owned by an S corporation that has made a valid QSub election for that subsidiary; see Sec.
Learning becomes more meaningful when the materials are relevant and owned by the learner (Goodman, 1986).