owing

adjective
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

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 11 Aug. 2020.

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owing

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of owing

British : due to be paid

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