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Yes. The word own is a Scrabble US word. The word own is worth 6 points in Scrabble:


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3 letters words from 'own'

WON 6 

2 letters words from 'own'

NO 2ON 2
OW 5WO 5

All 3 letters words made out of own

own won onw now wno nwo

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Definitions and meaning of own



  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əʊn/
  • (General American) enPR: ōn, IPA(key): /oʊn/
  • (Hong Kong) IPA(key): /uŋ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊn

Etymology 1

From Middle English owen, aȝen, from Old English āgen (own, proper, peculiar), originally the past participle of āgan; from Proto-West Germanic *aigan (own), from Proto-Germanic *aiganaz (own), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyḱ- (to have, possess).

Alternative forms

  • 'n (informal contraction)



  1. Belonging to; possessed; proper to. Often marks a possessive determiner as reflexive, referring back to the subject of the clause or sentence.
  2. Not shared
  3. (obsolete) Peculiar, domestic.
  4. (obsolete) Not foreign.
Usage notes
  • Often used for implication of ownership, often with emphasis. In modern usage, it always follows a possessive determiner, or a noun in the possessive case.
Derived terms

Etymology 2

A back-formation from owner, owning and own (adjective). Compare Old English āgnian, Dutch eigenen, German eignen, Swedish ägna.


own (third-person singular simple present owns, present participle owning, simple past and past participle owned)

  1. (transitive) To have rightful possession of (property, goods or capital); to have legal title to.
    I own this car.
  2. (transitive) To have recognized political sovereignty over a place, territory, as distinct from the ordinary connotation of property ownership.
  3. (transitive) To defeat or embarrass; to overwhelm.
    I will own my enemies.
    If he wins, he will own you.
  4. (transitive) To virtually or figuratively enslave.
  5. (online gaming, slang) To defeat, dominate, or be above, also spelled pwn.
  6. (transitive, computing, slang) To illicitly obtain superuser or root access to a computer system, thereby having access to all of the user files on that system; pwn.
  7. (intransitive, slang) To be very good.
  8. (intransitive) To admit, concede, grant, allow, acknowledge, confess; not to deny.
    • 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 5
      They learned how perfectly peaceful the home could be. And they almost regretted—though none of them would have owned to such callousness—that their father was soon coming back.
  9. (transitive) To admit; concede; acknowledge.
    • 1611, Shakespeare, The Tempest, v.:
      Two of those fellows you must know and own.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. 1, Jocelin of Brakelond
      It must be owned, the good Jocelin, spite of his beautiful childlike character, is but an altogether imperfect 'mirror' of these old-world things!
  10. (transitive) To take responsibility for.
  11. (transitive) To answer to.
  12. (transitive) To recognise; acknowledge.
    to own one as a son
  13. (transitive) To claim as one's own.
  14. (intransitive, UK dialectal) To confess.
  • (have rightful possession of): to possess
  • (defeat): beat, defeat, overcome, overthrow, vanquish, have, take, best
  • (admit): disown
Derived terms


  • 1896, Universal Dictionary of the English Language [UDEL], v3 p3429:
    To possess by right; to have the right of property in; to have the legal right or rightful title to.
  • 1896, ibid., UDEL
  • 1896, ibid., UDEL
  • 1896, ibid., UDEL


  • NOW, NWO, now, won




  1. aw (used to express affection)


For quotations using this term, see Citations:own.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to have as a possession.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)