from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Scots Own.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. belonging to or on behalf of a specified person especially one's self; preceded by a possessive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Own.
  • A suffix of Latin origin, occurring unfelt in English nouns, as in chieftain, captain, chaplain, curtain, and, as originally, in adjectives, as in certain, etc. It is a Middle English and Old French form of -an (which see).
  • n. The eighteenth letter of the Arabic alphabet, having a vibratory palatal sound without any equivalent in English.
  • n. A spring; a fountain. See the extract.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself); preceded by a possessive


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  • Scots - own.

    January 30, 2009