What does the word owe mean?

Usage examples for owe

  1. Little does he owe me! – The Love-Chase by James Sheridan Knowles
  2. If you cannot do what you promised, you owe it to me to explain why you cannot do it. – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  3. I wonder how many lives there are to- day that owe themselves altogether to him just as my sister does. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster