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People try to put ownership on things: 'That's mine, that's my joke.' No such thing. Like if you tripped or stumbled and people go, 'Oh, that's Charlie Chaplin.' You know what I mean? You can't own a joke. You can be the guy that tells it the best, but you can't own a joke. Nowhere can you own a laugh.
Tommy Chong

Meaning of "ownership" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OWNERSHIP

ownership  [ˈəʊnəʃɪp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OWNERSHIP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ownership is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OWNERSHIP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ownership

Ownership of property may be private, collective, or common and the property may be of objects, land/real estate, intellectual property, or people. Determining ownership in law involves determining who has certain rights and duties over the property. These rights and duties, sometimes called a 'bundle of rights', can be separated and held by different parties. The process and mechanics of ownership are fairly complex: one can gain, transfer and lose ownership of property in a number of ways. To acquire property one can purchase it with money, trade it for other property, win it in a bet, receive it as a gift, inherit it, find it, receive it as damages, earn it by doing work or performing services, make it, or homestead it. One can transfer or lose ownership of property by selling it for money, exchanging it for other property, giving it as a gift, misplacing it, or having it stripped from one's ownership through legal means such as eviction, foreclosure, seizure, or taking. Ownership is self-propagating in that the owner of any property will also own the economic benefits of that property.

Definition of ownership in the English dictionary

The definition of ownership in the dictionary is the state or fact of being an owner. Other definition of ownership is legal right of possession; proprietorship.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OWNERSHIP


co-ownership
ˌkəʊˈəʊnəʃɪp
convenership
kənˈviːnəʃɪp
copartnership
kəʊˈpɑːtnəʃɪp
dealership
ˈdiːləʃɪp
directorship
dɪˈrektəʃɪp
duennaship
djuːˈɛnəʃɪp
editorship
ˈɛdɪtəʃɪp
heirship
ˈɛəʃɪp
leadership
ˈliːdəʃɪp
mentorship
ˈmɛntəʃɪp
partnership
ˈpɑːtnəʃɪp
premiership
ˈprɛmjəʃɪp
professorship
prəˈfɛsəʃɪp
proprietorship
prəˈpraɪətəʃɪp
readership
ˈriːdəʃɪp
receivership
rɪˈsiːvəʃɪp
scholarship
ˈskɒləʃɪp
sponsorship
ˈspɒnsəʃɪp
survivorship
səˈvaɪvəʃɪp
viewership
ˈvjuːəʃɪp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OWNERSHIP

own
own brand
own goal
own label
own-brand
own-label
ownable
owner
owner-driver
owner-occupation
owner-occupied
owner-occupied house
owner-occupier
ownerless
ownership flat
ownsome
owny-o
owre
owrecome
owt

WORDS THAT END LIKE OWNERSHIP

airship
authorship
censorship
controllership
dictatorship
entrepreneurship
governorship
home ownership
joint ownership
life membership
limited partnership
membership
place of worship
relationship
rulership
self-censorship
share ownership
shared ownership
starship
warship
worship

Synonyms and antonyms of ownership in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OWNERSHIP»

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

Translation of «ownership» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OWNERSHIP

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

Translator English - Chinese

所有权
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

posesión
570 millions of speakers

English

ownership
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्वामित्व
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ملكية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

владение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

posse
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মালিকানা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

possession
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pemilikan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Besitz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

所有
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

소유
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kepemilikan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quyền sở hữu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உரிமையை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मालकी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sahiplik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

possesso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

własność
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

володіння
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

proprietate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κυριότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

eienaarskap
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ägande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

eierskap
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ownership

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OWNERSHIP»

The term «ownership» is very widely used and occupies the 6.785 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OWNERSHIP» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ownership» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ownership» 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 ownership

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10 QUOTES WITH «OWNERSHIP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ownership.
1
Barbara de Angelis
When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship.
2
Roger Nash Baldwin
I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself... I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.
3
Michael Bergdahl
Sam Walton instilled ownership of the products in the stores into the collective consciousness of every associate regardless of what job they did for the company.
4
Leonard Boswell
The American Dream is one of success, home ownership, college education for one's children, and have a secure job to provide these and other goals.
5
Troy Brown
When it comes down to it, I always played hard for my teammates and I played hard for my coaches no matter who it was, ownership.
6
James E. Casey
The basic principle which I believe has contributed more than any other to the building of our business as it is today, is the ownership of our company by the people employed in it.
7
Jean Charest
We would much prefer to see ownership in the hands of the Maple Group, if only because we would much rather see Canadian ownership of our stock exchange. What we are first of all interested in is making sure that Montreal is able to preserve that niche or expertise.
8
Gerald Chertavian
At Year Up, our students - low income 18-24 year olds - come to us having already faced substantial obstacles in life. They are not in search of a handout; what they want most of all is the ability to take ownership of their own futures.
9
Chris Chocola
And I would argue the second greatest force in the universe is ownership.
10
Tommy Chong
People try to put ownership on things: 'That's mine, that's my joke.' No such thing. Like if you tripped or stumbled and people go, 'Oh, that's Charlie Chaplin.' You know what I mean? You can't own a joke. You can be the guy that tells it the best, but you can't own a joke. Nowhere can you own a laugh.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OWNERSHIP»

Discover the use of ownership in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ownership and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Pride & Ownership: A Firefighter's Love of the Job
This book serves as a guide for the seasoned veteran, the new firefighter and everyone in between, bringing them together for what it all takes to have that love for the job.
Rick Lasky, 2006
2
Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality
Defenders of capitalism claim that its inequality is the necessary price of the freedom that it guarantees.
Gerald Allan Cohen, 1995
3
Architect's Essentials of Ownership Transition
This book in the Professional Practice Essentials Series offers comprehensive advice on the subject, specifically tailored to the practicing design professional.
Peter Piven, 2002
4
Concentrated Corporate Ownership
Standard economic models assume that many small investors own firms. This is so in most large U.S. firms, but wealthy individuals or families generally hold controlling blocks in smaller U.S. firms and in all firms in most other countries.
Randall K. Morck, 2007
5
The Ownership Quotient: Putting the Service Profit Chain to ...
Now The Ownership Quotient reveals the next generation of the chain: customer and employee "owners" of your business.
James L. Heskett, W. Earl Sasser, Joe Wheeler, 2013
6
Media Ownership: The Economics and Politics of Convergence ...
Looks at media ownership policies in Great Britain and Europe.
Gillian Doyle, 2002
7
Equity: Why Employee Ownership is Good for Business
Drawing on first-hand studies of dozens of companies from large corporations to local retailers, the authors show that the equity model enables firms to grow faster and more profitably than conventionally run competitors.
Corey M. Rosen, John Case, Martin Staubus, 2005
8
Absentee Ownership: Business Enterprise in Recent Times : ...
Part I of the book is occupied with a summary description of that range of economic circumstances and that sequence of economic growth and change that led up through the nineteenth century and have come to a head in the twentieth century.
Thorstein Veblen, 1945
9
Psychological Ownership and the Organizational Context: ...
This volume presents a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the psychological ownership literature with particular attention paid to the theory, research evidence, and comments on managerial applications. the authors address key elements ...
Jon L. Pierce, Iiro Jussila, 2011
10
Media Concentration and Democracy: Why Ownership Matters
Firmly rooting its argument in democratic and economic theory, the book argues that a more democratic distribution of communicative power within the public sphere and a structure that provides safeguards against abuse of media power provide ...
C. Edwin Baker, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OWNERSHIP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ownership is used in the context of the following news items.
1
1881 document suggests Palestinian ownership of Susya
Contradicting the official stance of the Israeli army and government, an Ottoman land ownership document dating back to 1881 suggests that ... «The Times of Israel, Jul 15»
2
New RailRiders ownership off to a strong start
It's been nearly a year since ownership of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders changed hands from Mandalay Baseball Properties to SWB ... «Wilkes Barre Times-Leader, Jul 15»
3
Shifting gear: Motorcraft ownership starts new era
MUNCIE – The sign above the storefront's 1219 S. Walnut St. door has been there almost from the beginning; 80 years, four ownership ... «Muncie Star Press, Jul 15»
4
Pearson wants to sell The Economist too, but has to deal with its …
Pearson owned the FT outright, but it only owns half of the Economist Group, and owns that as part of an ownership and control scheme that ... «Quartz, Jul 15»
5
City takes ownership of Woodhaven, eyes redevelopment Plans to …
In May, the Common Council approved spending $350,000 from the capitol reserve account to take ownership of the property. The city bought ... «Rome Sentinel, Jul 15»
6
Ideal Betting ownership battle: Sadler, Lewis sue each other in …
Ideal Betting ownership battle: Sadler, Lewis sue each other in Supreme ... Kingston, where the Ideal Betting share ownership is to be decided. «Jamaica Gleaner, Jul 15»
7
Cinderella man proves ownership of found baseball equipment
A woman found a bag containing these baseball shoes on July 21 in Brantford. Police hope the owners will come forward. «www.brantnews.com, Jul 15»
8
Law allowing foreign ownership in Maldives could trigger 'cold war …
On Thursday Abdulla Yameen, the controversial president of the Maldives, approved a law allowing foreign ownership of land in the country for ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
9
Walmart Takes Over Ownership of e-Grocer Yihaodian After …
U.S. retailer store Walmart plans to expand its operation in China and takes ownership of e-grocer Yihaodian. (Photo : www.asiabizz.com). «Yibada, Jul 15»
10
A's deserve better than ownership's penurious disgrace
The disgrace of A's ownership really hit home at the Giants' tribute to Lon Simmons at AT&T Park on Thursday night. The A's were well ... «SFGate, Jul 15»

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