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Definition of Own


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Own Quotations

Bill Copeland Quote
Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell.
Bill Copeland

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale

If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Jim Rohn

Life is a canvas of many strokes where shades from different palettes meet into a picture so concrete that some forget it is their own, so become framed themselves.
Vanna Bonta

Dalai Lama Quote
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Dalai Lama
More "Own" Quotations

Own Translations

own in Afrikaans is besit, eie
own in Danish is egen, besidde, eje
own in Dutch is rijk zijn, bezitten, erop nahouden
own in Finnish is oma, omistaa
own in German is eigen, eigene, besitzen, eigen, zugeben
own in Italian is proprio, possedere
own in Spanish is propio, poseer, conceder

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