To be physically or mentally disgraced in a formidible fasion.
Peter got owned by aunt Clara because he tried to steal her purse; Kicked in the nuts.
by Afghan dude December 02, 2008
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Originated as a term used by hackers to describe gaining possession of a system, having hacked a box and got root they basically control it as much as if it was theirs, thus it could be considered owned by them. From this it was encorporated into the cultures vernacular including the limited(and awkward to type) vocabulary of so called l33t speak(0wn3d) Would-be hackers would come to use the phrase when taking someone out with a ping flood or other DoS attack, and although no access to the victim's system (typically another newbie hanging around on the same irc channel speaking in numbers) was gained yet they were still said to be owned. From there is came to simply mean bettering (or fucking over) someone and was even used to describe non-computer based events as described in the many other definitions. Though now its most common in CS games when someone kills you...

With the original use of the word it would seem most people I see using XP dont even own their own system :p
I own www.msn.com

I fucking 0wn3d j00 n00b!!

Batman ownz the Joker (again)
by savagegump February 11, 2005
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To be unquestionably cool.
Dick: Eh, I could do without The Hulk.

Jane: What are you talking about, jerk? The Hulk owns.
by Annie Poonanny April 14, 2006
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To so thoroughly beat someone, as to embarrass them.
Person 1: Did you see Jack? He just got owned by Fatal1ty.

Person 2: Yeah, it was embarrassing.
by wesintex March 07, 2009
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A stupid word that teenage dumbasses put as a comment on every myspace picture I have no idea wtf they're talking about and i dont intend to find out
Comment 1: OMG U LOK SO HOT I TOTLY OWN THIS PIC

Comment 2: DAMN!!!! I OWN THIS PIC FER SUR

MY COMMENT: STFU YOU FUCKING DUMBASSES ALL YOU HAVE TO SAY IS YOU LOOK HOT OR YOU LOOK UGLY
by ChickenAdoboDirector August 13, 2008
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An overused gamerboy term. Using this term is now considered the most potent contraceptive available. Anyone saying this is guaranteed not to get any.
Everyone and his brother has uploaded a picture for "Owned", although no one cares about it and no one will see it.
by Satchmo II March 14, 2005
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1. The act of being superior to someone.
2. The act of winning a competitive event.
1. I own "Mary" when it comes to spelling.
2. I owned you at Unreal Tournament.
by Adelina March 27, 2004
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