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If I had been on 'Bowling for Dollars', I'd wind up owing them money.
Ricki Lake

Meaning of "owing" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OWING

owing  [ˈəʊɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OWING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Owing is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES OWING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of owing in the English dictionary

The definition of owing in the dictionary is owed; due.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OWING


borrowing
ˈbɒrəʊɪŋ
easy-going
ˌiːzɪˈɡəʊɪŋ
fast-growing
ˌfɑːstˈɡrəʊɪŋ
flowing
ˈfləʊɪŋ
following
ˈfɒləʊɪŋ
foregoing
fɔːˈɡəʊɪŋ
glowing
ˈɡləʊɪŋ
going
ˈɡəʊɪŋ
growing
ˈɡrəʊɪŋ
knowing
ˈnəʊɪŋ
lowing
ˈləʊɪŋ
mowing
ˈməʊɪŋ
narrowing
ˈnærəʊɪŋ
ongoing
ˈɒnˌɡəʊɪŋ
outgoing
ˈaʊtˌɡəʊɪŋ
overflowing
ˌəʊvəˈfləʊɪŋ
rowing
ˈrəʊɪŋ
sewing
ˈsəʊɪŋ
showing
ˈʃəʊɪŋ
throwing
ˈθrəʊɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OWING

owelties
owelty
Owen
Owen gun
Owen Stanley Range
Owens
ower
owerby
owerloup
Owerri
owing to
owl
owl-like
owler
owlery
owlet
owlish
owlishly
owlishness
own

WORDS THAT END LIKE OWING

batwing
billowing
bowing
brewing
drawing
go with a swing
harrowing
in full swing
left wing
left-wing
mind-blowing
on the wing
right wing
right-wing
sowing
swing
there is no knowing
viewing
wing
wing and wing

Synonyms and antonyms of owing in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OWING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «owing» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of owing

Translation of «owing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OWING

Find out the translation of owing to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of owing from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «owing» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

超欠
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Debiendo
570 millions of speakers

English

owing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कारण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ذلك يرجع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

благодаря
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Owing
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

করিতে হইবে এমন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berhutang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

owing
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

owing
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

치료비
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Utang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

do
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இன்னும் கொடுபட வேண்டிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कारण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

borçlu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dovuto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Dzięki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

завдяки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a debitului
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Χάρις
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verskuldig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

På grund
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

som skylder
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of owing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OWING»

The term «owing» is very widely used and occupies the 16.983 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OWING» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «owing» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «owing» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about owing

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10 QUOTES WITH «OWING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word owing.
1
Florence Ellinwood Allen
Owing to the fact that leaders in the women's groups made a point of serving on the jury here whenever they were called, we have always had an unusually high type of women represented on the jury.
2
E. F. Benson
Taste is one of the five senses, and the man who tells us with priggish pride that he does not care what he eats is merely boasting of his sad deficiency: he might as well be proud of being deaf or blind, or, owing to a perpetual cold in the head, of being devoid of the sense of smell.
3
Belle Boyd
If it is a crime to love the South, its cause and its President, then I am a criminal. I would rather lie down in this prison and die than leave it owing allegiance to a government such as yours.
4
Lloyd Dorfman
India offers exciting business opportunities owing to the growth in corporate travel and a significant middle-class population waiting to explore the world. To begin with, Travelex is setting up eight city centre branches in metros and other major cities including tourist destinations.
5
Millard Fillmore
Nations, like individuals in a state of nature, are equal and independent, possessing certain rights and owing certain duties to each other.
6
Hans Frank
In the main the Academy helped to frame only laws of an economic or social nature, since owing to the development of the totalitarian regime it became more and more impossible to cooperate in other spheres.
7
Daniel Hannan
The truth, Prime Minister, is that you have run out of our money. The country as a whole is now in negative equity. Every British child is born owing around 20,000 pounds. Servicing the interest on that debt is going to cost more than educating the child.
8
Don King
James Brown died owing me $50,000. But I loved James Brown.
9
Ricki Lake
If I had been on 'Bowling for Dollars', I'd wind up owing them money.
10
Karl Landsteiner
Owing to the difficulty of dealing with substances of high molecular weight we are still a long way from having determined the chemical characteristics and the constitution of proteins, which are regarded as the principal con-stituents of living organisms.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OWING»

Discover the use of owing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to owing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Owing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations OwingAll you owe the public is a good performance.ndash;Humphrey BogartExistence is a strange bargain.
‎2008
2
A Guide to Heidegger's Being and Time
existential sense, on the other hand, will be expressed by the ethically more neutral word of owing. Heidegger himself keeps the ambivalence of Schuld constantly in play, the ethical concept of guilt providing an overtone to the existential ...
Magda King, John Llewellyn, 2001
3
Otitis Media in Infants and Children
Recurrent Episodes of Acute Otitis Media Children with recurrent episodes of otitis media have new middle-ear infections owing to the same species that was responsible for the first episode. S. pneumoniae and nontypeable H. influenzae are ...
Charles D. Bluestone, Jerome O. Klein, 2007
4
The Modern Conveyancer: Or, Conveyancing Improv'd. Being a ...
of Money, Debt and Debts due and owing, or which (hall be then due and owing to the said Copartners, by reason of this Copartnership, or any Matter or Thing thereunto relating, with the several and particular Names, Additions, and places of ...
‎1725
5
"Living in Rich Man's Garbage" - Social Change in Lesotho ...
Introduction This paper discusses social change within Lesotho’s society and its response in regard to the increasing number of children orphaned by HIV and AIDS.
Claude Bartelmus, 2005
6
Australian Tax Casebook
The scheme provided that as from that date the taxpayer was not entitled to receive or retain amounts paid in respect of factored debts owing to the taxpayer by persons residing in New South Wales and that the control and possession of the ...
Stephen Barkoczy, Cameron Rider, John Baring, 2010
7
Advanced Grammar in Use Book Without Answers: A Reference ...
The prepositions because of, due to, and owing to can also be used before a noun or noun phrase to give a reason for something: O We were delayed because of an accident. O She was unable to run owing to / due to a leg injury. (= because ...
Martin Hewings, 2013
8
Australian Tax Casebook
The scheme provided that as from that date the taxpayer was not entitled to receive or retain amounts paid in respect of factored debts owing to the taxpayer by persons residing in New South Wales and that the control and possession of the ...
CCH Australia, Limited, 2011
9
Minerals Yearbook 2008: Area Reports, International, Europe ...
Production of secondary (smelter and refined) copper increased by about 7% primarily owing to expansion of processing of copper-containing materials, such as electrical scrap and industrial residues at Norddeutsche Affinerie AG's recycling ...
Interior Dept., Geological Survey, U. s. Department of Interior, U. s. Geological Survey, 2011
10
Trends in Smoking and Health Research
Editors: J. H. Owing, pp. 51-68 © 2005 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Chapter III Smoking During Pregnancy Katherine Everett Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Unit, Medical Research Council, South Africa Abstract Substantial numbers of women  ...
J. H. Owing, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OWING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term owing is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Planned crack down on the companies owing staggering £26bn to …
Big companies that are slow paying their bills will be named and shamed by a new Government business Tsar being announced today. «This is Money, Jul 15»
2
Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.7 Million Ram Trucks owing to Air Bag Glitch
Just few days after Fiat Chrysler recalled some 1.4 million vehicles related to hackers exposing a cybersecurity threat by gaining access via its ... «Uncover Michigan, Jul 15»
3
Simon Read: 'Smart meters will stop energy firms owing us cash'
The energy firms now owe us more than £1.1bn. However, before you start celebrating, bear in mind that they don't owe it to all of us. «The Independent, Jul 15»
4
Voe show cancelled owing to soft ground
The organisers of the Voe Show are “devastated” that they have had to cancel the event following an inspection of the show ground last night. «Shetland Times Online, Jul 15»
5
You are here: HomeRGA's profits dip owing to weak US results
HomeRGA's profits dip owing to weak US results. Follow us: google facebook twitter linked in my slipcase RSS feeds. Reactions Copying and ... «Reactions, Jul 15»
6
Court threatens to free 6 terror suspects
Court threatens to free 6 terror suspects owing to incomplete investigation. By Robert Amalemba Updated Friday, July 24th 2015 at 18:01 GMT +3. Share this ... «The Standard Digital News, Jul 15»
7
Leila Djansi denies owing Akorfa Edjeani for "I Sing of a Well" movie
Award-winning filmmaker, Leila Djansi, has denied claims that she still owes veteran actress, Akorfa Edjeani, for the movie I Sing of a Well. «Starr 103.5 FM, Jul 15»
8
Breast Pumps Market to Reach US$2609.21 Million by 2020 Owing
ALBANY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Transparency Market Research has announced the release of a report titled “Breast Pumps Market ... «Business Wire, Jul 15»
9
Man caught at Schiphol owing €158k
The Koninklijke Marechaussee, Royal Military Police, arrested a 43 year old man on Schiphol Airport for an outstanding fine of nearly 158 ... «NL Times, Jul 15»
10
Delinquent customers owing $870 million urged to pay for water
Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change Robert Pickersgill (second left) along with (from left) MP for North East St Elizabeth, ... «Nation News, Jul 15»

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