Meaning of “owner” in the English Dictionary

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"owner" in British English

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ownernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈəʊ.nər/ us /ˈoʊ.nɚ/

B1 someone who owns something:

Are you the owner of this car?
We still haven't found the dog's owner.

More examples

  • The previous owner of the house had built an extension on the back.
  • The painting was restored to its rightful owner.
  • It's a typical country estate with a large house for the owner, farm buildings and estate workers' houses.
  • The government restructured the coal industry before selling it to private owners.
  • The unions assured the new owners of the workers' loyalty to the company.

(Definition of “owner” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"owner" in Business English

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ownernoun [ C ]

uk /əʊnər/ us

a person or organization that owns something:

the owner of sth He is the owner of a chain of hotels.
business/home/car owner Most business owners will find the help of a financial adviser invaluable.
new/present/former owner The group's former owner made $1.35 billion from the sale.
the joint/majority/sole owner
The land is now in the hands of a private owner.

(Definition of “owner” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)