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Meaning of HAVE

Pronunciation:  hav

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who possesses great material wealth
  2. [v]  give birth (to a newborn); "My wife had twins yesterday!"
  3. [v]  suffer from; be ill with; "She has arthritis"
  4. [v]  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"
  5. [v]  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"
  6. [v]  undergo; "The stocks had a fast run-up"
  7. [v]  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"
  8. [v]  serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
  9. [v]  have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"
  10. [v]  organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course", etc.
  11. [v]  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"
  12. [v]  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"
  13. [v]  have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?"
  14. [v]  have left; "I have two years left"; "I don't have any money left"; "They have two more years before they retire"
  15. [v]  get something; come into possession of; "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front"
  16. [v]  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"
  17. [v]  achieve a point or goal, as in a sport; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day"
  18. [v]  have a personal or business relationship with someone; "have a postdoc"; "have an assistant"; "have a lover"
  19. [v]  have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"
  20. [v]  be obliged, required, or forced to; "She has to get her driver's license"
  21. [v]  be likely or probable; "They have to be kidding"
  22. [v]  be confronted with; "What do we have here?"; "Now we have a fine mess"

HAVE is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: bear, birth, cause, consume, deliver, experience, experience, feature, get, get, get, give, give birth, have got, hold, hold, induce, ingest, let, make, make, make, must, need, own, possess, receive, receive, rich person, stimulate, take, take, take in, throw, undergo, wealthy person
 Antonyms: abstain, decline, desist, lack, miss, pass up, refrain, refuse, reject, turn down
 See Also: abound, absorb, accept, acquire, admit, adopt, affluent, assume, bang, be intimate, bear, bear, bed, billionaire, boast, bonk, booze, borrow, break up, brim, bring, bring forth, bristle, burst, cannibalise, cannibalize, carry, carry, change, collapse, combine, compel, comprehend, conceive, crack, crack up, crock up, Croesus, decide, direct, do drugs, do it, drink, drop, drug, eat, eff, encounter, encourage, exert, experience, fat cat, feed, fence, fill, foal, fuck, fuddle, get, get down, get it on, get laid, give off, graduate, habituate, have, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, hit, hit, hold on, honor, honour, horripilate, human, hump, hurt, imbibe, individual, inherit, inspire, instigate, interact, jazz, keep, kitten, know, lamb, lead, leave, let, lie with, litter, love, maintain, make, make love, make out, man of means, meet, millionaire, millionairess, monopolise, monopolize, mortal, obligate, oblige, pack, partake, perceive, person, persuade, plutocrat, prepossess, produce, prompt, rack up, read, receive, receive, replete, respire, rich man, sample, sate, satiate, say, score, screw, sleep with, smoke, solicit, somebody, someone, sop up, soul, sport, star, stock, stockpile, suborn, suck in, suffer, sup, sustain, sustain, swallow, sway, take, take, take in, take on, take over, take up, take up, tally, taste, touch, try, try out, twin, undergo, unite, use, wealthy man, wear, welcome, wield



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Have\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Had}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Having}. Indic. present, I {have}, thou {hast}, he {has};
we, ye, they {have}.] [OE. haven, habben, AS. habben (imperf.
h[ae]fde, p. p. geh[ae]fd); akin to OS. hebbian, D. hebben,
OFries, hebba, OHG. hab?n, G. haben, Icel. hafa, Sw. hafva,
Dan. have, Goth. haban, and prob. to L. habere, whence F.
avoir. Cf. {Able}, {Avoirdupois}, {Binnacle}, {Habit}.]
1. To hold in possession or control; to own; as, he has a

2. 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.

3. To accept possession of; to take or accept.

         Break thy mind to me in broken English; wilt thou
         have me?                              --Shak.

4. To get possession of; to obtain; to get. --Shak.

5. 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.

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.

8. 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.

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.

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.

          The laws of philology have to be established by
          external comparison and induction.   --Earle.

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. [Slang]

Note: 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.

{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} (with). See under Do, v. i.

{To have it out}, to speak freely; to bring an affair to a

{To have on}, to wear.

{To have to do with}. See under Do, v. t.

Syn: To possess; to own. See {Possess}.

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