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2 letters words from 'owe'

OE 2OW 5
WE 5WO 5

All 3 letters words made out of owe

owe woe oew eow weo ewo

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Definitions and meaning of owe



From Middle English owen, from Old English āgan, from Proto-Germanic *aiganą, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eh₂óyḱe (to possess, own), reduplicated stative of *h₂eyḱ- (to own). See also own, ought.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /əʊ/
  • (US) enPR: ō, IPA(key): /oʊ/
  • Homophones: o, oh
  • Rhymes: -əʊ


owe (third-person singular simple present owes, present participle owing, simple past owed or (archaic) ought, past participle owed or (archaic) own)

  1. (transitive) To be under an obligation to give something back to someone or to perform some action for someone.
    • 1596-99, Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act I, scene i:
      [...] To you, Antonio,
      I owe the most, in money and in love;
      And from your love I have a warranty
      To unburden all my plots and purposes
      How to get clear of all the debts I owe.
    • 1854, Charles Dickens, Hard Times, Chapter 7:
      He inherited a fair fortune from his uncle, but owed it all before he came into it, and spent it twice over immediately afterwards.
  2. (intransitive) To have debt; to be in debt.

Usage notes

  • The original past tense form was ought, which during Middle English began to be used with indefinite signification and has become a distinct verb. The original past participle survives in the adjective own.



  • woe




  1. water

Further reading

  • Terry Crowley et al, The Avava Language of Central Malakula (Vanuatu) (2006)

Middle English



  1. Alternative form of yow


  • “you, (pron.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 18 May 2018.



  • IPA(key): /ˈɔ.vɛ/



  1. nonvirile nominative/accusative/vocative plural of ów

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to be indebted for.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)