Owned is a slang word that originated among 1990s hackers, where it referred to "rooting" or gaining administrative control over someone else's computer.
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... Ltd which is 34.4% owned by Seoul Metropolitan City Government, 31.85% owned by LG CNS, and 15.73% owned by Credit Card Union ...
... in the picture – reputed to have been formerly owned by lead guitarist John King of The Litter is now owned and frequently used by Gary Louris of the Jayhawks and Golden Smog ... The Gibson SG guitar was owned from 1977–1986 by Kevin Waddick ...
... Owned is a slang word that originated among 1990s hackers, where it referred to "rooting" or gaining administrative control over someone else's computer ... the traditional meaning of the word own – for instance, "I owned the network at MIT" indicated that the speaker had cracked the servers and had the same root-level ... Some more examples are "I owned you" and "You got owned" ...
... Private banks are banks owned by either an individual or a general partner(s) with limited partner(s) ... Private banks" can also refer to non-government owned banks in general, in contrast to government-owned (or nationalized) banks, which were prevalent in communist ...
... InFocus Corporation is a privately owned American company based in the state of Oregon ... owned by John Hui, in 2009 and is now a wholly owned subsidiary ...
Famous quotes containing the word owned:
“But not gold in commercial quantities,
Just enough gold to make the engagement rings
And marriage rings of those who owned the farm.
What gold more innocent could one have asked for?”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“Speak as you think, be what you are, pay your debts of all kinds. I prefer to be owned as sound and solvent, and my word as good as my bond, and to be what cannot be skipped, or dissipated, or undermined, to all the eclat in the universe. This reality is the foundation of friendship, religion, poetry, and art.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“I was a closet pacifier advocate. So were most of my friends. Unknown to our mothers, we owned thirty or forty of those little suckers that were placed strategically around the house so a cry could be silenced in less than thirty seconds. Even though bottles were boiled, rooms disinfected, and germs fought one on one, no one seemed to care where the pacifier had been.”
—Erma Bombeck (20th century)