Idioms about own
- to take possession of that which is due or owed one.
- to receive the recognition that one's abilities merit: She finally came into her own as a sculptor of the first magnitude.
- to maintain one's position or condition: The stock market seems to be holding its own these days.
- to be equal to the opposition: He can hold his own in any fight.
- by dint of one's own efforts, resources, or sense of responsibility; independently: Because she spoke the language, she got around the country very well on her own.
- living or functioning without dependence on others; independent: My son's been on his own for several years.
Origin of own
synonym study for own
OTHER WORDS FROM ownnon·own·ing, adjectiveun·owned, adjective
Words nearby own
How to use own in a sentence
Yet American minimalism, isolationism, realism, mind-our-own-business-ism—whatever you want to call it—is cyclical.
This process continues today, when only a handful of vineyards with ungrafted, or “own-rooted,” vines still exist.
Just church, public festivals, and the occasional make-your-own-music night at home?Don't Have Enough to Worry About? Here's One More Thing: Low Growth May be Here to Stay.|Megan McArdle|March 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Their three children, Vittorio, Luca, and Angela (its current designer) took over the brand in the 1990s and currently co-own it.Vittorio Missoni’s Plane Missing Off Coast of Venezuela|Mac Margolis|January 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The corner rent-to-own store also carries laptops and PCs, along with flat-screen TVs, washers-driers, and furniture of all kind.
“Follows-his-own-fancy,” she repeated, as one repeats a strange phrase, the meaning of which is obscure.Unveiling a Parallel|Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Marchant
Opposite is a little, hold-your-own school-mistressy young person in pince-nez.Sea and Sardinia|D. H. Lawrence
No wonder her father had hidden that photograph, so secretly behind her own-ashamed of having kept it!The Forsyte Saga, Volume III.|John Galsworthy
"It's g-g-g-gone d-d-d-own the bab-b-b-back of my n-n-n-neck," sputtered Ding-dong Bell protestingly.The Motor Rangers Through the Sierras|Marvin West
Couldn't a-be'n 'at she'd a-wundered off her-own-se'f; and it couldn't a-be'n 'at Steve'd take her, 'thout a-lettin' us know it.Neghborly Poems and Dialect Sketches|James Whitcomb Riley
British Dictionary definitions for own
- (intensifier)John's own idea; your own mother
- (as pronoun)I'll use my own
- to become fulfilledshe really came into her own when she got divorced
- to receive what is due to one
- without help
- by oneself; alone
Word Origin for own
Other Idioms and Phrases with own
In addition to the idioms beginning with own
- own medicine
- own person, be one's
- own up
- afraid of one's own shadow
- after one's own heart
- beat someone at his or her own game
- blow one's own horn
- call one's own
- close to home
- come into (one's own)
- dig one's own grave
- do one's (own) thing
- dose of one's own medicine
- get (one's own) back
- get one's (own) way
- go one's (own) way
- hold one's own
- in one's (own) interest
- in one's own backyard
- in one's own right
- in one's own world
- keep one's own counsel
- know one's own mind
- leave to someone's own devices
- mind of one's own
- mind one's own business
- of one's own accord
- on one's (own) feet
- on one's own
- on one's own account
- on one's own time
- paddle one's own canoe
- pay back in one's own coin
- pay one's (own) way
- pick on (someone your own size)
- pull one's (own) weight
- sign one's own death warrant
- stew in one's own juice
- take into one's (own) hands
- under one's own steam
- write one's own ticket