ow·​ing | \ ˈō-iŋ How to pronounce owing (audio) \

Definition of owing

: due to be paid has bills owing

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Examples of owing in a Sentence

there's one bill still owing
Recent Examples on the Web The budget would provide tax help for poorer Ohioans as well, by raising the minimum amount Ohioans must earn before owing state income taxes from $22,150 to $25,000. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, 29 June 2021 The evasion of payment felony requires: An attempt to evade or defeat payment of a tax, Tax due and owing, and Willfulness. Guinevere Moore, Forbes, 8 June 2021 The good news: Providing the IRS with proper documentation to show that the money went to others in need is likely to exempt the organizer from owing taxes. Jeanne Sahadi, CNN, 7 May 2021

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First Known Use of owing

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of owing was in the 15th century

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“Owing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/owing. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of owing

: due to be paid

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