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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



  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈəʊn/
  • (US) enPR: ōn, IPA(key): /ˈoʊn/
  • (Hong Kong) IPA(key): /ˈuŋ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊn

Etymology 1

From Middle English owen, aȝen, from Old English āgen (own, proper, peculiar), from Proto-Germanic *aiganaz (own), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyḱ- (to have, possess). Cognate with Scots ain (own), Saterland Frisian oain (own), Dutch, German and Norwegian Nynorsk eigen (own), Norwegian Bokmål and Swedish egen (own), Icelandic eigin (own). Originally past participle of the verb at hand in English owe.

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
  • be one's own worst enemy
  • come into one's own
  • hoist by one's own petard
  • one's own boss
  • on one's own

Etymology 2

From Middle English ownen, from Old English āgnian (to own), from Proto-Germanic *aigināną. Cognate with Dutch eigenen, German eignen, Swedish ägna. Derived from etymology 1.


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.
  • (have rightful possession of): to possess
  • (defeat): beat, defeat, overcome, overthrow, vanquish, have, take, best
Derived terms

Etymology 3

From Middle English unnen (to favour, grant), from Old English unnan (to grant, allow, recognise, confess) or geunnan (to allow, grant, bestow; to concede), from Proto-Germanic *unnaną (to grant, bestow). Akin to German gönnen (from Old High German gi- + unnan), Old Norse unna (Danish unde). In Gothic only the substantive 𐌰𐌽𐍃𐍄𐍃 (ansts) is attested.


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

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To grant; give.
  2. (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.
  3. (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!
  4. (transitive) To take responsibility for.
  5. (transitive) To answer to.
  6. (transitive) To recognise; acknowledge.
    to own one as a son
  7. (transitive) To claim as one's own.
  8. (intransitive, Britain dialectal) To confess.


  • disown
Derived terms
  • own up
  • disown


  • 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
  • Notes:


  • 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)