Definition for own

adjective as in belonging to individual

verb as in possess; be responsible for

verb as in acknowledge, admit

Discover More

Example Sentences

Yet American minimalism, isolationism, realism, mind-our-own-business-ism—whatever you want to call it—is cyclical.

This process continues today, when only a handful of vineyards with ungrafted, or “own-rooted,” vines still exist.

Just church, public festivals, and the occasional make-your-own-music night at home?

Their three children, Vittorio, Luca, and Angela (its current designer) took over the brand in the 1990s and currently co-own it.

The corner rent-to-own store also carries laptops and PCs, along with flat-screen TVs, washers-driers, and furniture of all kind.

“Follows-his-own-fancy,” she repeated, as one repeats a strange phrase, the meaning of which is obscure.

Opposite is a little, hold-your-own school-mistressy young person in pince-nez.

No wonder her father had hidden that photograph, so secretly behind her own-ashamed of having kept it!

"It's g-g-g-gone d-d-d-own the bab-b-b-back of my n-n-n-neck," sputtered Ding-dong Bell protestingly.

Couldn't a-be'n 'at she'd a-wundered off her-own-se'f; and it couldn't a-be'n 'at Steve'd take her, 'thout a-lettin' us know it.


On this page you'll find 125 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to own, such as: owned, endemic, hers, his, individual, and inherent.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.