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English noun: owner

1. owner (person) (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business

SamplesHe is the owner of a chain of restaurants.


Broader (hypernym)businessman, man of affairs

Narrower (hyponym)bookseller, lease giver, lessor, letter, newspaper publisher, patron, proprietress, publisher, renter, restauranter, restaurateur, saloon keeper, timberman

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. owner (person) a person who owns something

SamplesThey are searching for the owner of the car.
Who is the owner of that friendly smile?.


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Narrower (hyponym)holder, homeowner, householder, part-owner, saver, shipowner

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