Pronunciation: hăv
v. t.1.To hold in possession or control; to own; as, he has a farm.
[imp. & p. p. Had (hăd); p. pr. & vb. n. Having. Indic. present, I have, thou hast, he has; we, ye, they have.]
2.To possess, as something which appertains to, is connected with, or affects, one.
He had a fever late.
- Keats.
3.To accept possession of; to take or accept.
4.To get possession of; to obtain; to get.
5.To cause or procure to be; to effect; to exact; to desire; to require.
I had the church accurately described to me.
- Sir W. Scott.
Wouldst thou have me turn traitor also?
- Ld. Lytton.
6.To bear, as young; as, she has just had a child.
7.To hold, regard, or esteem.
Of them shall I be had in honor.
- 2 Sam. vi. 22.
8.To cause or force to go; to take.
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.
10.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.
11.To understand.
You have me, have you not?
- Shak.
12.To put in an awkward position; to have the advantage of; as, that is where he had him.
To have a care
to take care; to be on one's guard.
To have (a man) out
to engage (one) in a duel.
To have done
See under Do, v. i.
To have it out
to speak freely; to bring an affair to a conclusion.
To have on
to wear.
To have to do with
See under Do, v. t.
Noun1.Havehave - a person who possesses great material wealth
Verb1.have - have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"
Synonyms: have got, hold
2.have - have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"
Synonyms: feature
lack, miss - be without; "This soup lacks salt"; "There is something missing in my jewellery box!"
3.have - of mental or physical states or experiences; "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "undergo a strange sensation"; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"
4.have - have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?"
Synonyms: own, possess
5.have - 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"
Synonyms: get, let
6.have - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
Synonyms: ingest, consume, take in, take
7.have - have a personal or business relationship with someone; "have a postdoc"; "have an assistant"; "have a lover"
8.have - organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
Synonyms: hold, give, throw, make
9.have - have left; "I have two years left"; "I don't have any money left"; "They have two more years before they retire"
10.have - be confronted with; "What do we have here?"; "Now we have a fine mess"
11.have - undergo; "The stocks had a fast run-up"
Synonyms: experience
12.have - suffer from; be ill with; "She has arthritis"
13.have - cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "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"
Synonyms: cause, induce, stimulate, make, get
14.have - 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"
Synonyms: accept, take
15.have - get something; come into possession of; "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front"
Synonyms: receive
16.have - undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "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"
Synonyms: suffer, sustain, get
17.have - achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day"
Synonyms: get, make
18.have - give birth (to a newborn); "My wife had twins yesterday!"
19.have - have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"
Synonyms: take

TO HAVE. These words are used in deeds for the conveyance of land, in that clause which usually declared for what estate the land is granted. The same as Habendum. (q.v.) Vide Habendum; Tenendum.

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Translate Have to Spanish, Translate Have to German, Translate Have to French
haute couture
haute cuisine
-- Have --
have a ball
have a bun in the oven
have a fit
have a go
have a go at it
have a good time
have a look
have got
have in mind
have intercourse
have it away
have it coming
have it off
have kittens
have on
have sex
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