Definition of part-own in English:



[with object]
  • Own (something) jointly with another or others.

    ‘he part-owns a nightclub out in Essex’
    • ‘Some 20 members of the immediate family stayed over in the plush hotel, which is part-owned by media magnate Tony O'Reilly and his wife.’
    • ‘It has always been part-owned by the SAC, to whom it pays nearly £70,000 in rent each year.’
    • ‘Born in 1944 to a wealthy Toronto family that part-owned a holding company called Argus, which ran breweries, mines and supermarkets, Black has known privilege all his life.’
    • ‘He has lived most of his life on the Massachusetts coast and now resides in New York City where he part-owns a cocktail bar.’
    • ‘He said he had been looking to get out of the Mean Fiddler, which also part-owns the Glastonbury festival as well as various live music venues, since it floated in 2000 and that he now wanted to invest in his other business interests.’
    • ‘The firm is also part-owned by its staff; long-term employees being offered a stake and votes on the board of directors.’
    • ‘Our company is part-owned by the people who make Changing Rooms.’
    • ‘Galen Weston, the Canadian billionaire and one of the family that part-owns Associated British Foods, is also interested.’
    • ‘When Riverdance began touring in the mid 1990s it was part-owned by RTÉ and several well-known Irish music industry figures, including U2 manager, Paul McGuinness.’
    • ‘John's wife Sue, the daughter of great trainer Vincent O'Brien, part-owned the 2001 Epsom and Irish Derby winner Galileo, and other leading horses.’
    • ‘It is difficult to imagine her living anywhere else but the secluded island of Martha's Vineyard - she even part-owns a glamorous clothing store there.’
    • ‘He still part-owned a property, even if he no longer lived there, and was therefore not eligible for re-housing at present.’
    • ‘Prescott said the First Time Buyer Initiative, which will enable key workers to part-own a new home, will benefit about 15,000 aspiring first-time buyers.’
    • ‘The country's fifth largest fuel distribution depot, it is operated by Total, part-owned by Texaco and also used by BP and Shell.’
    • ‘Robert's first job in the wine industry was at the Sunny St Helena winery, then called Sunnyhill, part-owned by Jack Riordan, a friend of his father.’
    • ‘The horse is part-owned by Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, a regular visitor to York Races.’
    • ‘Mr Dempsey bowed to pressure to commission the second review after it emerged the first was carried out by BPA (British Pipeline Agency), a company part-owned by Shell UK.’
    • ‘The six-year-old, whose father Paul Barnett part-owns Pocklington firm VMS, faces a desperate race against time to find a suitable donor for a bone marrow transplant.’
    • ‘Among the businesses affected by the request is the hotel part-owned by Men Behaving Badly actor Neil Morrissey.’
    • ‘Divorced, he also has five daughters, part-owns a restaurant in Reigate, and is a big shareholder in Hornby, the train set maker.’