[əʊn] or [on]
(verb.) have ownership or possession of; 'He owns three houses in Florida'; 'How many cars does she have?'.
(adj.) belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself); preceded by a possessive; 'for your own use'; 'do your own thing'; 'she makes her own clothes'; '`ain' is Scottish' .
(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 own price.
(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.
v. a. . Possess, hold, have, be in possession of, have a title to.. Acknowledge, confess, avow, allow, admit.
SYN:Possess, hold, have, acknowledge, avow, admit, confess
ANT:Alienate, forfeit, lose, disclaim, disavow, disinherit, disown, abjure, abandon
v.t. to possess: to be the rightful owner of.
v.t. to grant: to allow to be true: concede: acknowledge.
adj. possessed: belonging to one's self and to no other: peculiar.—ns. Own′er one who owns or possesses; Own′ership state of being an owner: right of possession.
- She had been all sweetness and kindness, always thankful, always gentle, even when Mrs. Clapp lost her own temper and pressed for the rent. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- The boy's eyes had lighted with pleasure as I spoke, and I saw him glance from his rusty trappings to the magnificence of my own. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- His labors, however, were interrupt ed by the death of his assistant Flemming, and by his own illness, which proved fatal in 1846, a few months before the actual discovery of Neptune. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- Until Edison made his wonderful invention in 1877, the human race was entirely without means for preserving or passing on to posterity its own linguistic utterances or any other vocal sound. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- A short walk brought us to a secluded road fringed with pleasant houses, each standing in its own grounds. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- This thrown open, admitted him to his own private apartment of three rooms: his bed-chamber and two others. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- He knew her illnesses; they never occurred but for her own convenience. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- Indisputably, Mr. Home owned manly self-control, however he might secretly feel on some matters. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- I handed it back to Mr. Murthwaite, and owned that this curious specimen of Hindoo correspondence rather puzzled me. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- If both had owned plantations in Louisiana, they would have been as like as two old bullets cast in the same mould. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- Riderhood began to have an air of being better at a guess than Bradley owned to being. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- The Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, owned by the North German Lloyd Company, and built in 1897, is shown in Fig. 114, and for three years held the record as the fastest steamship afloat. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- He owned it to me. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- A plot organised among the Indians who originally owned the jewel, says Mr. Franklin-- a plot with some old Hindoo superstition at the bottom of it. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- Her master is Mr. Legree, who owns a cotton plantation on the Red River. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- Martin, the youngest of the three, owns another nature. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- In some great districts the Church owns all the property--lands, watercourses, woods, mills and factories. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- Among the world’s largest blast furnaces may be mentioned the Austrian Alpine Montan Gesellschaft, which concern owns thirty-two furnaces. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- Creating the works from public domain print editions means that no one owns a United States copyright in these works, so the Foundation (and you! 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- All on you owns stock and land; which on you owns a brought-up London gentleman? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- And this wretch owns that good, faithful Tom, and Eliza's child! 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- They were rather on the level of the great land-owning dukes and peers of France and England. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- If I say what you tell me to say to him--I am owning that I have degraded myself to his face. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- Owning everything in common, even to your women and children, has resulted in your owning nothing in common. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星公主.
- But how does this affect your owning the Grange? 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- The managing director of the English railroad owning this line was Forbes, who heard I was coming over, and placed the private saloon at my disposal. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- But if it is our umbleness, I hope you won't mind owning to it, Master Copperfield; for we are well aware of our condition. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- I gave you one opportunity after another of owning the truth. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.