Definitions for havehæv; unstressed həv, əv; for 26 usually hæf

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

have*hæv; unstressed həv, əv; for 26 usually hæf(v. and auxiliary v.; pres. sing. 1st and 2nd pers.)have

  1. (v.t.)to possess; own; hold for use; contain:

    I have property. The work has an index.

  2. to accept in some relation:

    He wants to marry her, if she'll have him.

  3. to get; receive; take:

    to have a part in a play; to have news.

  4. to experience, undergo, or endure:

    Have a good time. He had a heart attack.

  5. to hold in mind, sight, etc.:

    to have doubts.

  6. to cause to, as by command or invitation:

    Have him come here at five.

  7. to be in a certain relation to:

    She has three cousins.

  8. to show or exhibit in action or words:

    She had the crust to refuse my invitation.

  9. to be identified or distinguished by; possess the characteristic of:

    This wood has a silky texture.

  10. to engage in; carry on:

    to have a talk; to have a fight.

  11. to partake of; eat or drink:

    We had cake for dessert.

  12. to permit; allow:

    I will not have any talking during the concert.

  13. to assert or represent as being:

    Rumor has it that she's moving.

  14. to give birth to; beget:

    to have a baby.

  15. to hold an advantage over:

    He has you there.

  16. to outwit; deceive; cheat:

    We realized we'd been had by a con artist.

  17. to control or possess through bribery; bribe.

  18. to gain possession of:

    There is none to be had at that price.

  19. to hold or put in a certain position or situation:

    The problem had me stumped.

  20. to exercise; display:

    Have pity on them.

  21. to invite or cause to be present as a companion or guest:

    We had Evelyn over for dinner.

  22. to engage in sexual intercourse with.

  23. to know or be skilled in:

    to have neither Latin nor Greek.

  24. (v.i.)to be in possession of money or wealth:

    those who have and those who have not.

  25. (auxiliary verb.)(used with a past participle to form perfect tenses):

    She has gone. I would have felt better if the hotel had cost less.

  26. to be required, compelled, or under obligation (fol. by infinitival to, with or without a main verb):

    I have to leave now.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  27. have at, to attack with vigor.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  28. (n.)one that has wealth, social position, or other material benefits.

Idioms for have:

  1. have done,to cease; finish.

    Category: Idiom

  2. have had it, to be tired and disgusted: to be ready for discarding, as something shabby, old, or no longer useful or popular.

    I've had it with your excuses.

    Category: Idiom

  3. have it coming,to deserve whatever good or ill fortune one receives.

    Category: Idiom

  4. have it in for,to wish harm to.

    Category: Idiom

  5. have it out,to reach an understanding through fighting or intense discussion.

    Category: Idiom

  6. have to do with, to be connected or associated with: to deal with; be concerned with.

    Your ambition had a lot to do with your success.

    Category: Idiom

* Usage: See of.

Origin of have:

bef. 900; ME haven,habben, OE habban, c. OS hebbian, OHG habēn, ON hafa, Go haban

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rich person, wealthy person, have(verb)

    a person who possesses great material wealth

  2. have, have got, hold(verb)

    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"

  3. have, feature(verb)

    have as a feature

    "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

  4. experience, receive, have, get(verb)

    go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

    "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"

  5. own, have, possess(verb)

    have ownership or possession of

    "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?"

  6. get, let, 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"

  7. consume, ingest, take in, take, have(verb)

    serve oneself to, or consume regularly

    "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

  8. have(verb)

    have a personal or business relationship with someone

    "have a postdoc"; "have an assistant"; "have a lover"

  9. hold, throw, have, make, give(verb)

    organize or be responsible for

    "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"

  10. have(verb)

    have left

    "I have two years left"; "I don't have any money left"; "They have two more years before they retire"

  11. have(verb)

    be confronted with

    "What do we have here?"; "Now we have a fine mess"

  12. have, experience(verb)


    "The stocks had a fast run-up"

  13. have(verb)

    suffer from; be ill with

    "She has arthritis"

  14. induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make(verb)

    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"

  15. accept, take, have(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"

  16. receive, have(verb)

    get something; come into possession of

    "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front"

  17. suffer, sustain, have, get(verb)

    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"

  18. have, get, make(verb)

    achieve a point or goal

    "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day"

  19. give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have(verb)

    cause to be born

    "My wife had twins yesterday!"

  20. take, have(verb)

    have sex with; archaic use

    "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. haveæv; unstressed həv, əv; for 26usually hæf

    used with the past participle to form the present perfect and past perfect tenses

    She has visited Japan.; Have you seen Kelly recently?; He hadn't expected me to be there.

  2. haveæv; unstressed həv, əv; for 26usually hæf

    must, be obliged to

    The doctor said she has to eat more.; Do I have to show my passport at the border?

  3. haveæv; unstressed həv, əv; for 26usually hæf

    indicates how to do sth

    You have to push on the lid to open it.

  4. haveæv; unstressed həv, əv; for 26usually hæf

    indicates you think sth is certain

    The weather has to improve sooner or later.; We have to be very close now.

  5. have(verb)æv; unstressed həv, əv; for 26usually hæf

    to possess or own

    Do you have a car?; They've got a vacation home at the beach.

  6. haveæv; unstressed həv, əv; for 26usually hæf

    to hold or be in possession of

    Who has the keys?

  7. haveæv; unstressed həv, əv; for 26usually hæf

    indicates sb or sth's appearance or circumstances

    She's got brown eyes.; I have three brothers and a sister.; The company has a branch in New York.; He doesn't have a job.

  8. haveæv; unstressed həv, əv; for 26usually hæf

    to eat or drink

    Have you had a drink?

  9. haveæv; unstressed həv, əv; for 26usually hæf

    to experience

    I've got an idea.; She had doubts about seeing him again.

  10. haveæv; unstressed həv, əv; for 26usually hæf

    to be affected by an illness

    to have a backache/headache; to have the flu/a cold/cancer

  11. haveæv; unstressed həv, əv; for 26usually hæf

    to arrange for sb to do sth for you

    We're having the house painted next week.

  12. haveæv; unstressed həv, əv; for 26usually hæf

    used with a noun to mean do

    Have a listen to this music.

  13. haveæv; unstressed həv, əv; for 26usually hæf

    to give birth

    Did she have a girl or a boy?

  14. haveæv; unstressed həv, əv; for 26usually hæf

    indicates sb is annoyed and wants sth to stop

    I've had it with your nasty little comments!

  15. haveæv; unstressed həv, əv; for 26usually hæf

    to be in a very bad state or situation

    My computer's had it - I need a new one.


  1. have(Verb)

    To possess, own, hold.

  2. have(Verb)

    To be related in some way to (with the object identifying the relationship).

  3. have(Verb)

    To partake of a particular substance (especially a food or drink) or action.

  4. have(Verb)

    Used in forming the perfect aspect and the past perfect aspect.

  5. have(Verb)


  6. have(Verb)

    To give birth to.

  7. have(Verb)

    To engage in sexual intercourse with.

    He's always bragging about how many women he's had.

  8. have(Verb)

    (transitive with bare infinitive) To cause to, by a command or request.

    They had me feed their dog while they were out of town.

  9. have(Verb)

    (transitive with adjective or adjective-phrase complement) To cause to be.

  10. have(Verb)

    (transitive with bare infinitive) To be affected by an occurrence. (Used in supplying a topic that is not a verb argument.)

  11. have(Verb)

    (transitive with adjective or adjective-phrase complement) To depict as being.

  12. have(Verb)

    Used as interrogative auxiliary verb with a following pronoun to form tag questions. (For further discussion, see "Usage notes" below)

  13. have(Verb)

    To defeat in a fight; take.

  14. have(Verb)

    To be able to speak a language.

    I have no German

  15. have(Verb)

    To feel or be (especially painfully) aware of.

    Dan certainly has arms today, probably from scraping paint off four columns the day before.

  16. have(Verb)

    To be afflicted with, to suffer from, to experience something negative

  17. have(Verb)

    To trick, to deceive

    Yeah! You had me alright! Between your threatening stance and your armed-to-the-teeth men, I never would've thought that was just a joke.

  18. have(Verb)


  19. Origin: From haven, from habban, hafian, from habjanan, durative of habjanan, from kap-. Cognate with hawwe, hebben, hebben, hewwen, haben, have, hava, hafa, capio. More at heave.

Webster Dictionary

  1. have

    of Have

  2. have

    of Have

  3. Have(verb)

    to hold in possession or control; to own; as, he has a farm

  4. Have(verb)

    to possess, as something which appertains to, is connected with, or affects, one

  5. Have(verb)

    to accept possession of; to take or accept

  6. Have(verb)

    to get possession of; to obtain; to get

  7. Have(verb)

    to cause or procure to be; to effect; to exact; to desire; to require

  8. Have(verb)

    to bear, as young; as, she has just had a child

  9. Have(verb)

    to hold, regard, or esteem

  10. Have(verb)

    to cause or force to go; to take

  11. Have(verb)

    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

  12. Have(verb)

    to be under necessity or obligation; to be compelled; followed by an infinitive

  13. Have(verb)

    to understand

  14. Have(verb)

    to put in an awkward position; to have the advantage of; as, that is where he had him

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'have' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #27

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'have' in Written Corpus Frequency: #20

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'have' in Verbs Frequency: #2

Translations for have

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


used with past participle of other verbs to show that an action is in the indefinite past and has been completed

I've bought a new dictionary; Has he gone yet?.

  • hetAfrikaans
  • يُسْتَعْمل مع صيغة الفِعل المُضارع التامArabic
  • спомагателен глагол за минало времеBulgarian
  • (ter)Portuguese (BR)
  • (pomocné sloveso v předpřítomném čase)Czech
  • ImperfektGerman
  • haveDanish
  • έχω (με παθ. μτχ. για το σχηματισμό του παρακειμένου)Greek
  • tenerSpanish
  • olemaEstonian
  • به عنوان فعل کمکی بکار می رودFarsi
  • ollaFinnish
  • avoirFrench
  • הֲטַיָית עָבַרHebrew
  • पास होनाHindi
  • pomocni glagol imati (Present Perfect)Croatian
  • (a„befejezett jelen”)Hungarian
  • telahIndonesian
  • hafaIcelandic
  • avereItalian
  • 完了形をつくるJapanese
  • …했다, …해버렸다Korean
  • yra (padaręs)Lithuanian
  • (kā palīgdarbības vārds)Latvian
  • telah; sudahMalay
  • hebbenDutch
  • haNorwegian
  • (czasownik posiłkowy)Polish
  • به عنوان فعل کمکی بکار می رودPersian
  • د مرستندوی فعل ته استعمالیږیPashto
  • (ter)Portuguese
  • a aveaRomanian
  • уже (сделать что-л.)Russian
  • doživeti neštoSerbian
  • haSwedish
  • ใช้ใน Present Perfect TenseThai
  • yardımcı fiil-The Present Perfect TenseTurkish
  • 與過去分詞連用,構成過去或現在完成式Chinese (Trad.)
  • як допоміжне дієслово для утворення форм perfectUkrainian
  • دوسرے افعال کے ماضی ماضیہ کے ساتھ ملا کر کسی عمل کے ماضی میں مکمل ہونے کو ظاہر کرتا ہےUrdu
  • dùng với quá khứ phân từ để tạo thành thời hoàn thànhVietnamese
  • 与其他动词组合表示过去时态,用以构成完成式及完成式的不定式Chinese (Simp.)

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