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
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 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
OE. haven, habben, AS. habben (imperf. hæfde, p. p. gehæfd); akin to OS. hebbian, D. hebben, OFries, hebba, OHG. habn, G. haben, Icel. hafa, Sw. hafva, Dan. have, Goth. haban, and prob. to L. habere, whence F. avoir. Cf. Able, Avoirdupois, Binnacle, Habit.
imperfect & past participleHad ; present participle & verbal nounHavingindicative present, I have, thou hast, he has; we, ye, they have
To hold in possession or control; to own; as, he has a farm.
To possess, as something which appertains to, is connected with, or affects, one.
The earth hath bubbles, as the water has.
He had a fever late.
To accept possession of; to take or accept.
Break thy mind to me in broken English; wilt thou have me?
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?
To bear, as young; as, she has just had a 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; as, to have after one; to have at one or at a thing, i. e., to aim at one or at a thing; to attack; to have with a companion.Shak.
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.
The laws of philology have to be established by external comparison and induction.
You have me, have you not?
To put in an awkward position; to have the advantage of; as, that is where he had him. Slang
✍ 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.