What does have mean?

Definitions for have
hæv; unstressed həv, əv; for 26 usually hæfhave

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word have.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rich person, wealthy person, haveverb

    a person who possesses great material wealth

  2. have, have got, holdverb

    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, featureverb

    have as a feature

    "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

  4. experience, receive, have, getverb

    go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

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

  5. own, have, possessverb

    have ownership or possession of

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

  6. get, let, haveverb

    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, haveverb

    serve oneself to, or consume regularly

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

  8. haveverb

    have a personal or business relationship with someone

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

  9. hold, throw, have, make, giveverb

    organize or be responsible for

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

  10. haveverb

    have left

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

  11. haveverb

    be confronted with

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

  12. have, experienceverb

    undergo

    "The stocks had a fast run-up"

  13. haveverb

    suffer from; be ill with

    "She has arthritis"

  14. induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, makeverb

    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, haveverb

    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, haveverb

    get something; come into possession of

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

  17. suffer, sustain, have, getverb

    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, makeverb

    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, haveverb

    cause to be born

    "My wife had twins yesterday!"

  20. take, haveverb

    have sex with; archaic use

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

Wiktionary

  1. haveverb

    To possess, own, hold.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. haveverb

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

    Etymology: 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.

  3. haveverb

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

    Etymology: 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.

  4. haveverb

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

    Etymology: 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.

  5. haveverb

    must.

    Etymology: 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.

  6. haveverb

    To give birth to.

    Etymology: 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.

  7. haveverb

    To engage in sexual intercourse with.

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

    Etymology: 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.

  8. haveverb

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

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

    Etymology: 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.

  9. haveverb

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

    Etymology: 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.

  10. haveverb

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

    Etymology: 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.

  11. haveverb

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

    Etymology: 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.

  12. haveverb

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

    Etymology: 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.

  13. haveverb

    To defeat in a fight; take.

    Etymology: 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.

  14. haveverb

    To be able to speak a language.

    I have no German

    Etymology: 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.

  15. haveverb

    To feel or be (especially painfully) aware of.

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

    Etymology: 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.

  16. haveverb

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

    Etymology: 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.

  17. haveverb

    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.

    Etymology: 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.

  18. haveverb

    Allow.

    Etymology: 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

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  2. have

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  3. Haveverb

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

  4. Haveverb

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

  5. Haveverb

    to accept possession of; to take or accept

  6. Haveverb

    to get possession of; to obtain; to get

  7. Haveverb

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

  8. Haveverb

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

  9. Haveverb

    to hold, regard, or esteem

  10. Haveverb

    to cause or force to go; to take

  11. Haveverb

    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. Haveverb

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

  13. Haveverb

    to understand

  14. Haveverb

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Have

    hav, v.t. to own or possess: to hold, contain: to hold control of: to grasp the meaning of: to allow to be done, to cause: to regard, hold in opinion, esteem: to obtain: to enjoy: to bear or beget: to effect: to be affected by: to get the better of, outwit, to have hold upon:—pr.p. hav′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. had.—ns. Hav′er, one who has or possesses, a holder: (Scots law) a term to denote the person in whose custody a document is; Hav′ing, act of possessing: possession, estate: behaviour: (Scot. esp. in pl.) good manners.—adj. greedy.—Have as good, lief, to be as willing; Have at, attack, thrust; Have done (with), to come to the end of one's dealings; Have it out, to have something finally settled; Have on, to wear; Have rather, to prefer; Have up, to call to account before a court of justice, &c. [A.S. habban, pa.t. hæfde, pa.p. gehæfd; Ger. haben, Dan. have.]

Editors Contribution

  1. have

    Able to use.

    We all have feel very grateful for the love that we have for each other.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 10, 2020  
  2. have

    To receive.

    They chose to have dinner outdoors at the patio on their new furniture.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  
  3. have

    To take.

    She did have cream sometimes with her coffee.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

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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

How to pronounce have?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of have in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of have in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of have in a Sentence

  1. Bill Urban:

    As medical treatment and evaluations in theater continue, additional service members have been identified as having potential injuries, these service members -- out of an abundance of caution -- have been transported to Landstuhl, Germany for further evaluations and necessary treatment on an outpatient basis. Given the nature of injuries already noted, it is possible additional injuries may be identified in the future.

  2. Zhang Xiaojin:

    Essentially, the decline is caused by falling demand, and the tougher regulations have only made it more difficult to import coals of lower quality from some producers like Indonesia.

  3. Marek Belka:

    Anyway, (financial watchdog) KNF is going in that direction, when it forbids some banks from paying out dividends, thus strengthening (their) capital base and ability to cover losses, as a consequence, banks will have to save (in preparation) for worse times.

  4. Roxie Washington:

    At the end of the day, they get to go home and be with their families, gianna doesn't have a father. He will never see her grow up, graduate. He will never walk her down the aisle.

  5. Rick Snyder:

    I can understand why the citizens of Flint would have high skepticism.

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