A slang term used a lot by hardcore computer gamers, elite warez dudez and wannabe hackers to indicate either something that is very, very good or total domination or total control of something. For instance: The railgun owns!, I could own you., or simply 0wned

For the most part the word, albeit good, is horribly overused, and has spread to a degree into everyday language. Occasionally it creeps into geek vocabulary.

Humorous offshoots include rented, borrowed and ten month reducing interest loan.

Closely linked to words such as sp0wned/spowned (spoon + owned) and denied.