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Definition for: have

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English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
on her which #25: have or from this

Etymology

Old English habban

Pronunciation

  • AHD: /hăv/, /həv/ ( unstressed ), /əv/ ( unstressed ); in sense of "have to": /hăf/
  • IPA: /hæv/, /həv/ ( unstressed ), /əv/ ( unstressed ); in sense of "have to": /hæf/
  • SAMPA: / h{v /, / h@v / ( unstressed ), / @v / ( unstressed ); in sense of "have to": / h{f /
  • Rhymes: -æv

Verb

Infinitive
to   have

Third person singular
has or, archaic, hath

Simple past
had

Past participle
had

Present participle
having

  1. ( transitive ) To possess, own, hold.
    I have a house and a car.
    Look what I have here — a frog I found on the street!
  2. ( transitive ) To be related in some way to (with the object identifying the relationship).
    I have two sisters.
    The dog down the street has a lax owner.
  3. ( transitive ) To partake of a particular substance (especially a food or drink) or action.
    I have breakfast at six o'clock.
    Can I have a look at that?
    I'm going to have some pizza and some Pepsi right now.
  4. ( auxiliary verb , taking a past participle) Used in forming the perfect aspect.
    I have already eaten today.
  5. ( auxiliary verb , taking a to-infinitive) must.
    I have to go.
  6. ( transitive ) To give birth to.
    The couple always wanted to have children.
    My wife is having the baby right now!
  7. ( transitive ) To engage in sexual intercourse with.
    He's always bragging about how many women he's had .
  8. ( transitive with bare infinitive ) To cause to, by a command or request.
    They had me feed their dog while they were out of down.
  9. ( transitive with bare infinitive ) To be affected by an occurrence. (Used in supplying a topic that is not a verb argument.)
    The hospital had several patients contract pneumonia last week.
    I've had three people today tell me my hair looks nice.
  10. ( transitive with adjective or adjective-phrase complement ) To cause to be.
    She had him arrested for trespassing.
    The movie's ending had the entire audience in tears.
  11. ( transitive with adjective or adjective-phrase complement ) To depict as being.
    Their stories differed; he said he'd been at work when the incident occurred, but her statement had him at home that entire evening.

Derived terms

Note: idioms of the form have + noun (such as have a ball ) are listed at the corresponding nouns (such as ball ).

Translations

to possess

  • Albanian: ka
  • Bosnian: imati
  • Catalan: haver
  • Chinese: 有 (yǒu)
  • Croatian: imati
  • Czech: mít
  • Danish: have
  • Dutch: hebben
  • Esperanto: havi
  • Finnish: omistaa
  • French: avoir
  • German: haben de
  • Greek: έχω
  • Hungarian: bír, birtokol, van -nak/-nek ( attached to owner )
  • Indonesian: punya
  • Italian: avere
  • Japanese: 持つ (もつ, motsu)
  • Korean: 있다 (Itta)
  • Kurdish: hebûn, heyîn
  • Latin: habēre
  • Norwegian: ha
  • Novial: have
  • Old English: habban
  • Polish: mieć
  • Portuguese: ter
  • Romanian: a avea
  • Russian: иметь
  • Scots: hae
  • Serbian:
    Cyrillic: имати
    Roman: imati
  • Slovak: mať
  • Slovene: imeti
  • Spanish: tener
  • Swedish: äga, ha
  • Tagalog: magkaroón
  • Ukrainian: мати

to be related to

  • Swedish: ha

to partake of something

  • Danish: have,
  • French: prendre
  • Novial: prenda

auxiliary used in forming the perfect tense

  • Norwegian: har hat
  • Novial: ha
  • Old English: habban
  • Spanish: haber
  • Swedish: ha

must

  • Danish: skulle
  • Swedish: måste, vara tvungen

give birth to

  • Danish: få

engage in sexual intercourse with

cause to

  • Danish: få
  • Hungarian: -at/-et/-tat/-tet
  • Swedish: få

cause to be

  • Swedish: få

be affected by an occurrence

{*Danish: få {mid}}

to depict as being

Verb

to have to

  1. ( auxiliary verb ) See have to

Interrogative auxiliary verb

have ...? ( third-person singular has ...? , third-person singular negative hasn't ...? or has ... not? , negative for all other persons, singular and plural haven't ...? or have ... not? ); in each case, the ellipsis stands for a pronoun

  1. Used with a following pronoun to form tag questions after statements that use "have" to form the perfect tense or (in UK usage) that use "have" in the present tense.
    We haven't eaten dinner yet, have we ?
    Your wife hasn't been reading that nonsense, has she ?
    I'd bet that student hasn't studied yet, have they ?
    You've known all along, haven't you ?
    The sun has already set, has it not ?
    ( UK usage ) He has some money, hasn't he ? ( see usage notes below )

Usage notes

See also


Danish

Etymology

Old Norse hagi

Noun

have

  1. garden

Etymology

Old Norse hafa

Verb

have

  1. to have

Other Translations for "have"

Braille 6 Dot
Braille 8 Dot
Sign Language Spelling
Morse Codehave
Hexe8 e1 f6 65
Pig Latinavehay

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