Old EnglishspEnglish
Owe vbTo be indebted to the amount of. 2. to have a moral or legal obligation to render or offer. 3. to be in debt. 4. to be indebted or obliged for. 5. to bear (a certain feeling) toward a person or persons. 6. archaic: to have as a possession; own. 7. to be in debt.
Owe phr"Owe It to Oneself" - be, feel, obliged to do something for somebody. 2. be bound to do something , because it is in one's interest to do so.
Owe phr"Owe to" - give, name, somebody or something as a reason for some achievement. 2. attribute an achievement to someone or something.
Owed-ness nThe quality or fact of being possessed or owned.
Owhere advAnywhere.
Owhither advTo any place, anywhile.
Owemonger nOne who sets out to avoid paying what they owe to others, including the non-payment of taxes and other charges to government authorities.
Ower nA possessor, an owner.
Owing nYet to be paid, unpaid, unsettled, overdue, undisciplined, owed.
Owing phr"Owing to" - attributable to; on the account of; in consequence of.
Owl nAny of the various birds of prey of the order Strigiformes that are primarily nocturnal and have forward-looking, extremely sharp vision, limited eye movement and good hearing. 2. any person seen as having owl-like characteristics, esp. appearing wise or serious, or being nocturnally active. 3. transfig. fig. applied to a person in allusion to nocturnal habits; lit. and fig. repugnance to light, appearance of gravity or wisdom (or with the underlying stupidity)
Owl phr"Be a Night Owl" - go to bed habitually late.
Owl-clover nAny of the genus "Orthocarpus" of herbs of the figwort family of western North or South America, esp. a Californian species Orthocarpus Purpurascens with crimson or purple flowers.
Owlcote nA shelter or shed for owls.
Owl dust nCloud of night, dark, the dusk, twilight. 2. the dim and uncertain light in which owls go about.
Owldom nThe state or realm of owls.
Owler nA smuggler esp. of sheep). 2. one who deals in contraband goods.
Owl-eyed adjBig, alert, bright eyes.
Owling nThe practice of smuggling wool (and sheep) out of England by night.
Owlish adjOwl-like; resembling an owl or that of an owl.
Owlishly advIn a owlish manner or way.
Owlishness nThe quality of being owlish.
Owl-light nThe dim and uncertain light in which owls go about. 2. twilight, dusk, cloud of night, the dark.
Owl-sighted nHaving the extreme sharp sight of owls.
Owl-time nThe practice of smuggling wool (and sheep) out of England by night.
Owl-wise adjStudied, calm, look of the old wise owl.
Own adjOf, pertaining to, or belonging to oneself or itself (usually used after a possessive to emphasize the idea of ownership, interest, or relation conveyed by the possessive). 2. (used as an intensifier to indicate oneself as the sole agent of some activity or action, preceded by a possessive).
Own vbTo have or hold as one's own; possess. 2. to acknowledge or admit, as to own a fault. 3. to acknowledge as one's own; recognize as having full claim, authority, power, dominion, etc. 4. to confess (often followed by to, up, or up to ): The one who did it had better own up.
Own phr"Be One's Own Man" - to be master of oneself. 2. to be independent. 3. to have full control of one's faculties.
Own phrCome Into One's Own - to take or obtain the possession of that which is due or owed one. 2. to receive the recognition that one's abilities merit. 3. have the opportunity to be seen at one' s best.
Own phr"Do One's Own Thing" - do what one pleases.
Own phr"Get One's Own Back, to get revenge and thereby a sense of personal satisfaction, as for a slight or a previous setback; get even with somebody or something.
Own phr"Get One's Own Way" - be allowed to do what one wants.
Own phr"Hold One's Own" - to maintain one's place, position or condition against competition, illness, attack. 2. to be equal to the opposition. 3. to keep up with one's work, or remain undefeated.
Own phr"In One's Good Time" - with time to spare.
Own phr"In One's Own Time" - at whatever rate suits one, or in one's non-working time.
Own phr"In One's Right" - through one's own efforts.
Own phr"Of One's Own" - belonging to oneself.
Own phr"One's Own Flesh and Blood" - one's offspring. 2. those of a family group with whom one has a genetic or 'blood' relationship.
Own phr"One's Own Man/Woman" - a person of independent judg, and character.ement
Own phr"One's Own Master" - a person in control of his or her own affairs, not a wage earner or somebody who has too obey the orders of others.
Own phr"On One's Own" - by dint of one's own efforts, resources, or sense of responsibility; independently. 2. living or functioning without dependence on others; independent.
Own phr"Own Somebody Body and Soul" - control somebody completely.
Own phr"Own Up (to)" - admit or confess that one is to blame.
Own phr"Tell One His Own" - tell one the plain truth about oneself and; accordingly, give severe reproach.
Own phr"The Devil Looks After His Own" - bad people seem to succeed, (in preference to good one)
Own born adjNative, home grown, indigenous.
Own brand nA product manufactured specially for a retailer and bearing the retailer's name.
Owndom nProperty. 2. control of oneself; self-mastery.
Owned adjPossessed, controlled, belonging to. 2. a slang word that originated among 1990s hackers, where it referred to "rooting" or gaining administrative control over the computer of someone else.
Owner nOne who has the legal title or right to or possession of something.
Ownerless nLacking or not having legal title to or right of possession of something.
Ownership nThe state of being an owner, proprietorship. 2. legal title.
Ownhood nThe condition in which one holds oneself; of one own self in isolation; reliance upon or desire for one's own way or will.
Own-named adjNamed after oneself.
Ownness nThe fact or quality of being one's own or being peculiar to oneself.
Ownself prnOneself.
Ownsome advOne's own; one's lonesome.
Ownsome phr"On One's Ownsome" - alone, or on one's lonesome.
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