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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Owe  \Owe\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Owed},  ({Ought}obs.);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Owing}.]  [OE.  owen,  awen,aghen,  to  have  own  have 
  (to  do),  hence  owe,  AS  [=a]gan  to  have  akin  to  G.  eigen, 
  a.,  own  Icel.  eiga  to  have  Dan.  eie,  Sw  ["a]ga,  Goth. 
  ['a]igan,  Skr.  ?.  ????.  Cf  {Ought},  v.,  2d  {Own}, 
  {Fraught}.] 
  1.  To  possess;  to  have  as  the  rightful  owner;  to  own  [Obs.] 
 
  Thou  dost  here  usurp  The  name  thou  ow'st  not 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  have  or  possess,  as  something  derived  or  bestowed;  to 
  be  obliged  to  ascribe  (something  to  some  source);  to  be 
  indebted  or  obliged  for  as  he  owed  his  wealth  to  his 
  father;  he  owed  his  victory  to  his  lieutenants.  --Milton. 
 
  O  deem  thy  fall  not  owed  to  man's  decree.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  Hence:  To  have  or  be  under  an  obigation  to  restore,  pay 
  or  render  something  in  return  or  compensation  for 
  something  received;  to  be  indebted  in  the  sum  of  as  the 
  subject  owes  allegiance;  the  fortunate  owe  assistance  to 
  the  unfortunate. 
 
  The  one  ought  five  hundred  pence,  and  the  other 
  fifty.  --Bible 
  (1551). 
 
  A  son  owes  help  and  honor  to  his  father.  --Holyday. 
 
  Note:  Owe  was  sometimes  followed  by  an  objective  clause 
  introduced  by  the  infinitive.  ``Ye  owen  to  incline  and 
  bow  your  heart.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  4.  To  have  an  obligation  to  (some  one)  on  account  of 
  something  done  or  received;  to  be  indebted  to  as  to  iwe 
  the  grocer  for  supplies,  or  a  laborer  for  services. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Owing  \Ow`ing\,  P.  p.  &  a.  [Used  in  a  passive  sense  for  owed 
  (AS.  [=a]gen.  See  {Own}).] 
  1.  Had  or  held  under  obligation  of  paying;  due. 
 
  There  is  more  owing  her  than  is  paid.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Had  or  experienced  as  a  consequence,  result,  issue,  etc.; 
  ascribable;  --  with  to  as  misfortunes  are  often  owing  to 
  vices;  his  failure  was  owing  to  speculations. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  owing 
  adj  1:  owed  as  a  debt;  "outstanding  bills";  "the  amount  still 
  owed";  "undischarged  debts"  [syn:  {outstanding},  {owed}, 
  {owing(p)},  {undischarged}] 
  2:  owed  as  a  debt;  "must  pay  what  is  owing";  "sleep  owing  to 
  you  because  of  a  long  vigil"  [syn:  {owing(p)}] 




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