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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Rank popularity for the word 'had' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #23
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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
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