1. To have rightful possession of (property, goods or capital); "To possess by right; to have the right of property in; to have the legal right or rightful title to." (Ref 1)
    I own this car.
  2. To claim as one's own; to answer to.
  3. To defeat or embarrass; to overwhelm.
    I will own my enemies.
    If he wins, he will own you.
  4. To virtually or figuratively enslave.
  5. To defeat, dominate, or be above, also spelled pwn.
  6. To illicitly obtain "super-user" or "root" access into a computer system thereby having access to all of the user files on that system; pwn.
  7. To admit to be true; concede, grant, allow, acknowledge, confess; not to deny; to admit to be true. (Ref 2)
  8. To acknowledge or admit the possession or ownership of. (Ref 3)

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To grant; give.
  2. To admit; concede; acknowledge.
  3. To recognise; acknowledge.
    to own one as a son
  4. To confess.


  1. Belonging to; possessed; proper to.
  2. Peculiar, domestic.
  3. Not foreign.

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