[ US /ˈoʊn/ ]
[ UK /ˈə‍ʊn/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself); preceded by a possessive
    `ain' is Scottish
    do your own thing
    she makes her own clothes
    for your own use
VERB
  1. have ownership or possession of
    How many cars does she have?
    He owns three houses in Florida
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How To Use own In A Sentence

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  • The air had grown thick and smoky.
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