Properly or exclusively belonging to one's self or itself; pertaining to or characteristic of the subject, person or thing; peculiar; proper; exclusive; particular; individual; private: used after a possessive, emphasizing the possession: as, to buy a thing with one's own money; to see a thing with one's own eyes; he was beaten at his own game; mind your own business.[In this sense own is often used elliptically. the noun which it is to be regarded as qualifying being omitted: as, to hold one's own (that is, one's own ground, or one's own cause); a man can do as he likes with his own (that is, his own property, possessions, goods, etc.).Actual: used without a possessive, with to instead before the possessor: as, own brother to some one.To be free to control one's own time.To have or hold as one's own; possess; hold or possess rightfully or legally; nave and enjoy the right of property in; in a general sense, to have: as, to own a large estate, or a part interest in a ship.Synonyms Hold, Occupy, etc. See possess.To grant; give.To admit; concede; acknowledge: as, to own a fault; to own the force of a statement.To recognize; acknowledge: as, to own one as a son.Synonyms Admit, Confess, etc. See acknowledge.To confess: with to: as, to own to a fault.