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Definitions of have

  1. 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"
  2. give birth ( to a newborn); " My wife had twins yesterday!"
  3. 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"
  4. serve oneself to, or consume regularly; " Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; " I don't take sugar in my coffee"
  5. undergo; " The stocks had a fast run- up"
  6. 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"
  7. have as a feature; " This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"
  8. 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"
  9. 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"
  10. be confronted with; " What do we have here?"; " Now we have a fine mess"
  11. a person who possesses great material wealth
  12. suffer from; be ill with; " She has arthritis"
  13. have sex with; archaic use; " He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"
  14. have ownership or possession of; " He owns three houses in Florida"; " How many cars does she have?"
  15. 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"
  16. organize or be responsible for; " hold a reception"; " have, throw, or make a party"; " give a course"
  17. have left; " I have two years left"; " I don't have any money left"; " They have two more years before they retire"
  18. get something; come into possession of; " receive payment"; " receive a gift"; " receive letters from the front"
  19. achieve a point or goal; " Nicklaus had a 70"; " The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; " She made 29 points that day"
  20. have a personal or business relationship with someone; " have a postdoc"; " have an assistant"; " have a lover"
  21. of Have
  22. To hold in possession or control; to own; as, he has a farm.
  23. To possess, as something which appertains to, is connected with, or affects, one.
  24. To accept possession of; to take or accept.
  25. To get possession of; to obtain; to get.
  26. To cause or procure to be; to effect; to exact; to desire; to require.
  27. To bear, as young; as, she has just had a child.
  28. To hold, regard, or esteem.
  29. To cause or force to go; to take.
  30. To be under necessity or obligation; to be compelled; followed by an infinitive.
  31. To understand.
  32. To put in an awkward position; to have the advantage of; as, that is where he had him.
  33. 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.
  34. To possess; take; hold or bear; enjoy; desire; be obliged; bring forth; cheat; obtain the advantage of.
  35. Had.
  36. Having.
  37. To own or possess: to hold: to regard: to obtain: to bear or beget: to effect: to be affected by:- pr. p. having; pa. t. and pa. p. had.
  38. To possess; hold; regard; bring forth.
  39. To hold; own; possess.
  40. To feel; realize; enjoy.
  41. To cause to be; procure.
  42. To be compelled to.
  43. To bring forth; bear.
  44. To possess; to hold; to take; to be obliged; to contain; to receive. Had rather, wish rather. To have after, to pursue. To have away, to remove; to take away. To have at, to assail; to enter into competition with. To have in, to contain. To have out, to cause to depart. To have a care, to take care. To have pleasure, to enjoy. To have pain, to suffer. To have sorrow, to be grieved. He would have, he requires. He should have, he ought to have.
  45. To possess or hold; to enjoy; to be under necessity or impelled by duty, as you will have to do it; to desire, as I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God; to buy; to hold opinion; to bring forth.
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Usage examples for have

  1. And now tell me what you would have me do." – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  2. She would have to go with him. – Dr. Adriaan by Louis Couperus
  3. Will you hear what I have to say? – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  4. Of course, but- Well, say you won't have him. – The Mynns' Mystery by George Manville Fenn
  5. Have they said that to you? – Hidden Gold by Wilder Anthony
  6. You have to remember that. – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  7. I mean to have it. – 'Firebrand' Trevison by Charles Alden Seltzer
  8. Right: If I could have been there. – Practical Grammar and Composition by Thomas Wood
  9. What have you told her? – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  10. Why have I come here? – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  11. No, but have you? – The Dark Forest by Hugh Walpole
  12. Tell the Baron he can have the prisoner. – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  13. I have a mind to have one. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  14. " 'And you have nothing? – Stories and Pictures by Isaac Loeb Peretz
  15. I have nevah twaveled awound with him. – Frank Merriwell's Races by Burt L. Standish
  16. Yes, have not I? – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  17. I have it, Luji! – The Ruined Cities of Zululand by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  18. I have said them. – After the Storm by T. S. Arthur
  19. We need all we have in here. – The Boy Allies with Uncle Sams Cruisers by Ensign Robert L. Drake
  20. Have you got it yet? – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
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