Used to form the pluperfect tense, expressing a completed action in the past (+ past participle).
As past subjunctive: u2018would haveu2019.
Origin: haiduz. Akin to heiðr "dignity, honor", 0337033003390333033F0343.
Origin: [OE. had, hafde, hefde, AS. hfde.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pa.t. and pa.p. of have: (B.) held.—ns. Had′ding, Had′din (Scot.), a holding, residence.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'had' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #23
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'had' in Written Corpus Frequency: #65
The numerical value of had in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of had in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
She had wit, she had grace, she had beauty; But above all, she had truth.
He had maps, he had a certain amount of tools, he had bug repellent, he had wipes, he had Pop-Tarts.
You had Bill Clinton there, you had Hillary Clinton there. You had Donna Karan, the fashion designer. You had Ben Stiller. You had Sean Penn.
A little boy came home and told his mother he had gotten first prize in an examination. The question had been How many legs does a horse have He had answered, Three. When his mother asked how he had gotten the first prize, he replied that all the other children had said, Two.
One of the things that keeps you from dropping them in the nearest volcano is that you had to work too hard to get them. You had to cry, you had to scream, you had to sweat, you had to cuss out health care officials, and when that's all over with, you'll be willing to put up with a lot more from your kids.
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