have Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a person who possesses great material wealth
rich person; wealthy person.
verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
hold; have got.
- She has $1,000 in the bank
- He has got two beautiful daughters
- She holds a Master's degree from Harvard
verb have as a feature
- This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France
verb go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
receive; experience; get.
- get an idea
- experience vertigo
- get nauseous
- receive injuries
- have a feeling
verb have ownership or possession of
- He owns three houses in Florida
- How many cars does she have?
verb cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition
- He got his squad on the ball
- This let me in for a big surprise
- He got a girl into trouble
verb serve oneself to, or consume regularly
take in; consume; ingest; take.
- Have another bowl of chicken soup!
- I don't take sugar in my coffee
verb have a personal or business relationship with someone
- have a postdoc
- have an assistant
- have a lover
verb organize or be responsible for
make; hold; throw; give.
- hold a reception
- have, throw, or make a party
- give a course
verb have left
- I have two years left
- I don't have any money left
- They have two more years before they retire
verb be confronted with
- What do we have here?
- Now we have a fine mess
- The stocks had a fast run-up
verb suffer from; be ill with
- She has arthritis
verb cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
get; make; induce; cause; stimulate.
- The ads induced me to buy a VCR
- My children finally got me to buy a computer
- My wife made me buy a new sofa
verb receive willingly something given or offered
- The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter
- I won't have this dog in my house!
- Please accept my present
verb get something; come into possession of
- receive payment
- receive a gift
- receive letters from the front
verb undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
suffer; sustain; get.
- She suffered a fracture in the accident
- He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars
- She got a bruise on her leg
- He got his arm broken in the scuffle
verb achieve a point or goal
- Nicklaus had a 70
- The Brazilian team got 4 goals
- She made 29 points that day
verb cause to be born
deliver; birth; bear; give birth.
- My wife had twins yesterday!
verb have sex with; archaic use
- He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable
Have transitive verb
To hold in possession or control; to own; as, he. hasa farm
To possess, as something which appertains to, is connected with, or affects, one.
The earth hath bubbles, as the water has. Shak.
He had a fever late. Keats.
To accept possession of; to take or accept.
Break thy mind to me in broken English; wilt thou have me? Shak.
To get possession of; to obtain; to get.Shak.
To cause or procure to be; to effect; to exact; to desire; to require.
It had the church accurately described to me. Sir W. Scott.
Wouldst thou have me turn traitor also? Ld. Lytton.
To bear, as young; as, she has just. hada child
To hold, regard, or esteem.
Of them shall I be had in honor. 2 Sam. vi. 22.
To cause or force to go; to take. "The stars have us to bed." Herbert. "Have out all men from me." 2 Sam. xiii. 9.
To take or hold (one's self); to proceed promptly; -- used reflexively, often with ellipsis of the pronoun;Shak. as, to haveafter one; to haveat one or at a thing, i. e., to aim at one or at a thing; to attack; to havewith a companion.
To be under necessity or obligation; to be compelled; followed by an infinitive.
Science has, and will long have, to be a divider and a separatist. M. Arnold.
The laws of philology have to be established by external comparison and induction. Earle.
You have me, have you not? Shak.
To put in an awkward position; to have the advantage of;Slang as, that is where he. hadhim ✍ Have, as an auxiliary verb, is used with the past participle to form preterit tenses; as, I have loved; I shall have eaten. Originally it was used only with the participle of transitive verbs, and denoted the possession of the object in the state indicated by the participle; as, I have conquered him, I have or hold him in a conquered state; but it has long since lost this independent significance, and is used with the participles both of transitive and intransitive verbs as a device for expressing past time. Had is used, especially in poetry, for would have or should have.
Myself for such a face had boldly died. Tennyson.
Syn. -- To possess; to own. See Possess.