To own is defined as to possess or acknowledge something.(verb)
An example of to own is purchasing a car stereo.
The definition of own is something that belongs to oneself.(adjective)
An example of own used as an adjective is the phrase is "make your own pasta," when a man makes pasta from scratch.
See own in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME owen < OE agen, pp. of agan, to possess: see owe
See own in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English owen
Origin: , from Old English āgen; see aik- in Indo-European roots.
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