own adjective, pronoun, determiner Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “own” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective, pronoun, determiner
A2 belonging to or done by a particular person or thing: It was my own idea. Each student has their own dictionary. Petra makes all her own clothes. "Is that your mum's car?" "No, it's my own (= it belongs to me)."Particular and individualHaving and owning - general words
of your own belonging to someone or something: I'll have a home of my own (= home belonging only to me) someday.Particular and individualHaving and owning - general words
(all) on your own B1 alone: Jessica lives on her own.AloneSeparateness and isolation in space B1 If you do something on your own, you do it without any help from other people: She's raised three kids on her own.Unaided and working alone
Translations of “own”
in Korean 자신의…
in Arabic خاص بـِ…
in Portuguese próprio…
in Catalan propi…
in Japanese 自分の…
in Italian proprio…
in Russian свой собственный…
in Turkish kendi, kendisi, kendine…
in Polish własny…
(Definition of own adjective, pronoun, determiner from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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