Own v. t. 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.
The wakeful bloodhound rose, and shook his hide;
But his sagacious eye an inmate owns. --Keats.
Own, a. 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].”\=
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.
Own, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Owned p. pr. & vb. n. Owning.] 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.
adj : 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 : have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in
Florida"; "How many cars does she have?" [syn: have, possess]