• (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.
• (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
• (a.) 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.