Owner vs. Proprietor

Owner vs. Proprietor — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Owner and Proprietor

Owneradjective

Of or belonging to oneself or itself

She makes her own clothes.

Proprietornoun

One who has legal title to something; an owner.

Ownernoun

That which belongs to one

I wanted a room of my own.

Proprietornoun

One who owns or owns and manages a business or other such establishment.

Ownerverb

To have or possess as property

owns a chain of restaurants.

Proprietornoun

An owner.

Ownerverb

To have control over

For a time, enemy planes owned the skies.

Proprietornoun

A sole owner of an unincorporated business, also called a sole proprietor.

Ownerverb

To admit as being in accordance with fact, truth, or a claim; acknowledge

"I own that I have been sly, thievish, mean, a prevaricator, greedy, derelict, / and I own that I remain so yet" (Walt Whitman).

Proprietornoun

One of the owners of an unincorporated business, a partner.

Ownerverb

To make a full confession or acknowledgment

When confronted with the evidence the thief owned up to the crime.

Proprietornoun

(history) One or more persons to whom a colonial territory is assigned, like a fief, including its administration.

From 10 September 1621 till 12 June 1632, Sir William Alexander, styled Earl of Stirling and Viscount of Canada, was proprietor of the Scottish colony Nova Scotia.

Ownernoun

One who owns something.

The police recovered the stolen car and returned it to its owner.

Proprietornoun

(law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business;

he is the owner of a chain of restaurants

Ownernoun

(nautical, slang) The captain of a ship.

Ownernoun

(law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business;

he is the owner of a chain of restaurants

Ownernoun

a person who owns something;

they are searching for the owner of the carwho is the owner of that friendly smile?