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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--"
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.
601: A 1,387-SF unit owned by River Market Tower LLC.
Sajir owned by Abdullah bin Ali Al Mamari and ridden by Asaad bin Ali Al Siyabi won the first race of the card Eoe1/4" the Wilayat Mussanah race for pure Arabian horses, which was run to the distance of 1600m.
In other words, the later action of distribution will have the effect of treating the holder of the distributed interest as having owned the stock all along.
No longer were physicians considered the good risks and many companies downgraded them, said Matt Gottfried, director of individual disability income for Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America, a wholly owned stock subsidiary of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.
Because students owned the learning that they completed in the course, they had a strong sense of commitment to the course itself.
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Nursery - Race 1: 1 Storm Lobell (Mark Bevan) owned & trained Bevan Llanddewi.