own

Definitions


[əʊn], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- used with a possessive to emphasize that someone or something belongs or relates to the person or thing mentioned
(e.g: they can't handle their own children)


Phrases:
- be one's own man
- come into one's own
- hold one's own
- like one owns the place
- of one's own
- on one's own

Origin:
Old English āgen (adjective and pronoun) ‘owned, possessed’, past participle of āgan ‘owe’; the verb (Old English āgnian ‘possess’, also ‘make own's own’) was originally from the adjective, later probably reintroduced from owner


[əʊn], (Pronoun)

Definitions:
- something that belongs to the person or thing mentioned
(e.g: your life is your own)


Phrases:
- be one's own man
- come into one's own
- hold one's own
- like one owns the place
- of one's own
- on one's own

Origin:


[əʊn], (Verb)

Definitions:
- have (something) as one's own; possess
(e.g: his father owns a restaurant)

- admit or acknowledge that something is the case or that one feels a certain way
(e.g: she owned to a feeling of profound jealousy)

- utterly defeat (an opponent or rival); completely get the better of
(e.g: yeah right, she totally owned you, man)


Phrases:
- be one's own man
- come into one's own
- hold one's own
- like one owns the place
- of one's own
- on one's own

Origin:




definition by Oxford Dictionaries