To dominate in a manner, especially in a video game in which you kill another player with ease.

The famous ownt variation, origin of team BoRo in MoH:AA, is a more insulting tense of the word owned.
Dude, I just owned you so hard.

You have been owned.
by I hate bad grammar. April 24, 2004
The term "Owned" was originally conjured circa 1986 by a small Canadian Apple II user's group in Langley, BC. Primary usage was similar to current internet vernacular, but was usually restricted to computer hardware and not gaming.

Use was slightly adapted to indicate superiority over another person. Or to declare that said person is merely chattel.
Man, the Apple so owns(owned) the C64!

I *own* people like you!
by E. Thwaites February 08, 2004
showing inferiority in any debate or loosing control of the debate.
1- Sobe got OWNED.
2- Eric was OWNED Real bad by JuicyLinks!
3- I wouldn't want to pull a SOBE and be OWNED that bad!
by Joe Mama's August 13, 2003
It's origins lie with the hacker community who would refer to taking control of a computer, effectively 'owning' it.
Hackers plays video games too, so the crossover is obvious.

Incidentally, this also the origins of l33t speak. Before teens got hold of it as a 'cool' way of talking, it was used to avoid automatic search routines looking for key words.
'I totally owned their mainframe! w00t!'
by Hendar23 September 07, 2007
n. When one is completely submissive (i.e., "the bitch") to another in a conflict
Lin completely OWNED! Joe the other day with a bombardment of pillows. Joe went home without his masculinity.
by T. Pizzle September 29, 2006
When a person gets accidentally hurt, laughed at, and all that jazz. It is now used more often, specially on youtube, many videos are up just by typing in OWNED. Owned is now a new word to use instead of Embarrassment, humiliation, etc...
Boy gives a note to his girlfriend to her locker BUT it was a wrong locker, turns out that the locker belongs to girl that likes him. (see, he doesn't have a clue of what his done)
Boy chit-chatting with his friends...
The crushin' girl walks towards him...
Girl: hey, thanks for the letter, ofcourse i will be you valentine.. (giggles while blushing)
Boy: what letter?
Girl: don't be silly, the heart shaped that you slipped into my locker...?!?
Boy: Oh that, can i have it please? (confusedd???)
Girl: okay here....
Girl gives him the note, still blushing.
Boy: hey babe, (he yells across the room) here is your note, happy valentines day.
Everyone looks at the crushin'girl saying OWNED.
"ooooooo she just got owned.."

-A man cheats on his girlfriend (setting- mall)
Woman: are you fucking cheating on me?
Man: absolutely not baby.
Woman: then what the hell is this? (holding underwear that she found in his pocket)
Man: baby thats yours..
Woman makes a big scene, telling him its not hers...
SLAP!! everyone gasp, while looking..

by KRONG-KRONG February 20, 2008
With two words - fucked up.
OWNED!Stupid muthafucker.
by koolBASD November 29, 2006
when you make a fool of self in the presence of another.
Jim: falls off a cliff.
Bob: haha, owned.
by pinkboy August 17, 2005

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