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English definition of “own”

own

adjective, pronoun, determiner
 
 
/əʊn/
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
(Definition of own adjective, pronoun, determiner from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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