owner

Definitions

  • What shall be Done by the Owner
    What shall be Done by the Owner
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n owner (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business "he is the owner of a chain of restaurants"
    • n owner a person who owns something "they are searching for the owner of the car","who is the owner of that friendly smile?"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Owner of violently palpitating motor car Owner of violently palpitating motor car
The Owner The Owner
WITHIN THE ANCIENT HOUSE SAT THE OWNER, RICHARD WILBRAHAM WITHIN THE ANCIENT HOUSE SAT THE OWNER, RICHARD WILBRAHAM
"THE OWNER OF THE HAT DEIGNS NO REPLY." "THE OWNER OF THE HAT DEIGNS NO REPLY."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer
    • n Owner One who owns; a rightful proprietor; one who has the legal or rightful title, whether he is the possessor or not.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Pollsters say that 40 percent of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets
    • n owner One who owns; the rightful proprietor; one who has the legal or rightful title, whether he is the possessor or not; in a general sense, one who has or possesses. When used alone it does not necessarily imply exclusive or absolute ownership. One who holds subject to a mortgage, or otherwise has only a qualified fee, is generally termed owner if he has a right to possession.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is a doggy disco held in Italy every year where owners can dance with their dogs
    • ns Owner one who owns or possesses
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Quotations

  • Joseph Heller
    Joseph Heller
    “Like Olympic medals and tennis trophies, all they signified was that the owner had done something of no benefit to anyone more capably than everyone else.”
  • Samuel Rutherford
    Samuel Rutherford
    “Of all created comforts, God is the lender; you are the borrower, not the owner.”
  • Victor Hugo
    Victor%20Hugo
    “A creditor is worse than a slave-owner; for the master owns only your person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it.”
  • Fran Lebowitz
    Fran%20Lebowitz
    “If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail.”
  • John Bunyan
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    “There was a castle called Doubting Castle, the owner whereof was Giant Despair.”
  • Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
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    “Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ágen, pa.p. of ágan, to possess. Cf. Owe.

Usage

In literature:

Owner of gold-dust indemnified by transfer of thief's interest in a mine.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
Manifestly he must look to the owner of the property for it, and the owner in this instance is the Board of Missions for Freedmen.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
They were met at the station by the owner of the establishment, and were speedily shown through the entire place.
"The Land of the Kangaroo" by Thomas Wallace Knox
Their owner had stumbled over one man and been stumbled over by others.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
The serf divided his time between producing for the owner of the soil and producing for his family.
"The Common Sense of Socialism" by John Spargo
The circumstances told them to a certainty that the camel must have strayed from its owner.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
It is not pretended that Congress has a right to abolish slavery anywhere without making compensation to the owner.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
This was the defect which the owner had repaired.
"Freaks of Fortune" by Oliver Optic
That is what Christ is to you and me; the Lord, the Despot, the Owner.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
It was evident that the owner had not finished the job.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
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In poetry:

Blessed Babe of Bethlehem,
Owner of earth’s diadem,
Claim and wear the radiant gem
Alleluia!
"Blessed Night, When First That Plain" by Horatius Bonar
And the owner, a woman,
Did not slouch or stand,
But in her cart sitting
Was as grand as the grand;
"Asses" by Padraic Colum
There kind was with kind
Like the flowers in the grasses
If the owner was fine,
As fine were her asses.
"Asses" by Padraic Colum
Pay ransom to the owner,
And fill the bag to the brim.
Who is the owner? The slave is owner,
And ever was. Pay him.
"Boston Hymn" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Th' same chap 'at is th' owner o'th' Hall,
Is th' owner o'th' cot whear aw dwell,
But if aw ax for th' leeast thing at all;
He tells me to do it mysel.
"To Let" by John Hartley
Of course, suppose you want a thing
(The owner's absent), and you borrow
A ruby ring; you mean to bring
Your friend his trinket back to-morrow.
Meanwhile you have the stones reset,
Lest he forget! Lest he forget!
"The Cat" by Harry Graham

In news:

Greece's Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras asked Greek ship owners to agree tax policy with government, moderating his pledge to abolish tax breaks for ship owners given in a speech on June 1.
Owner says Comerica building owners want Panera Bread instead.
Mo Lynch Vasher, left, the owner of Diablo Doggies watches Lucy a Golden Retriever kiss her owner Joe McLean, center, as his wife Mary McLean, right, looks on holding their new baby Friday March 19, 2010.
Their owners hang on to them, and they communicate through an active owners association (www. southerncross -boats.org).
The two co-owners of the parent company of Express Services Inc are headed to a jury trial with one co-owner opposing the other, according to court documents.
Most small business owners won’t apply for a loan or hire in 2013, according to Bank of America’s semi-annual Small Business Owner Report.
Where a plaintiff has been assigned a mortgage signed by only one of the two owners, the mortgage should be subrogated to a prior mortgage executed by both owners.
Owner outsourcing of management and operations work has increased dramatically since 2006, according to a new survey of owners.
Cliff Viner , owner of the Florida Panthers, Eda Knopf and Tracey and Ed Dikes, owners of Weston Jewelers.
Julia Castro, owner of Cafe Castro in Santa Fe, is among the small-business owners set to participate in a conference call Tuesday morning, Oct 9, in support of Albuquerque's proposed minimum wage hike .
Her former owners (3rd owners) did not want her anymore and turned her in to a shelter.
Brewer/co-owner Marc Pelletier and co-owner Gene Phlipot talk about their beer in late 2010.
Bill Summerville, Part Owner: La Belle Vie Mitch Zavada, Wine Buyer: South Lyndale Liquors Jason Kallsen, Distributor: The Wine Company Chuck Kanski, Owner: Solo Vino.
Former Zola chef/owner partners with Amerigo owners for new eatery at Encore More.
She is owner or co-owner of four acclaimed restaurants in New York.
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In science:

We are working with selected owners of other Internet data collections to help them index their data into DatCat.
The Workshop on Internet Topology (WIT) Report
Whoever posses the smartcard can authenticate as the smartcard’s owner.
Balancing transparency, efficiency and security in pervasive systems
Many other attributes that are relevant in practice can be imagined, e.g. modification date, author, tester, owner, user, and security level.
Thread extraction for polyadic instruction sequences
Activate a ringer to help the owner find the device.
A Tiered Security System for Mobile Devices
Each application was analysed, both from a technical and functional perspectives, in consultation with the application owner.
End User Computing in AIB Capital Markets: A Management Summary
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