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hautgoût | hautpas | havana | havanese | havasupai | have | have a baby | have a ball | have a bun in the oven | have a fit | have a go



Noun, Verb (usu participle)
4186 in 3321 verses (in OT : 3018 in 2343 verses) (in NT : 1168 in 978 verses)


havev. t. [OE. haven, habben, AS. habben (imperf. hæfde, p. p. gehæfd); akin to OS. hebbian, D. hebben, OFries. hebba, OHG. hab, G. haben, Icel. hafa, Sw. hafva, Dan. have, Goth. haban, and prob. to L. habere, whence F. avoir. Cf. Able, Avoirdupois, Binnacle, Habit.].
  •  To hold in possession or control; to own; as, he has a farm.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To possess, as something which appertains to, is connected with, or affects, one.  [1913 Webster]
    "The earth hath bubbles, as the water has."  [1913 Webster]
    "He had a fever late."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To accept possession of; to take or accept.  [1913 Webster]
    "Break thy mind to me in broken English; wilt thou have me?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  To get possession of; to obtain; to get.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cause or procure to be; to effect; to exact; to desire; to require.  [1913 Webster]
    "I had the church accurately described to me."  [1913 Webster]
    "Wouldst thou have me turn traitor also?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  To bear, as young; as, she has just had a child.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To hold, regard, or esteem.  [1913 Webster]
    "Of them shall I be had in honor."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cause or force to go; to take.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be under necessity or obligation; to be compelled; followed by an infinitive.  [1913 Webster]
    "Science has, and will long have, to be a divider and a separatist."  [1913 Webster]
    "The laws of philology have to be established by external comparison and induction."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To understand.  [1913 Webster]
    "You have me, have you not?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  To put in an awkward position; to have the advantage of; as, that is where he had him.  [1913 Webster]
    " Have, as an auxiliary verb, is used with the past participle to form preterit tenses; as, I have loved; I shall have eaten. Originally it was used only with the participle of transitive verbs, and denoted the possession of the object in the state indicated by the participle; as, I have conquered him, I have or hold him in a conquered state; but it has long since lost this independent significance, and is used with the participles both of transitive and intransitive verbs as a device for expressing past time. Had is used, especially in poetry, for would have or should have."  [1913 Webster]
    "Myself for such a face had boldly died."  [1913 Webster]
To have a care, to take care; to be on one's guard. -- To have (a man) out, to engage (one) in a duel. -- To have done (with). See under Do, v. i. -- To have it out, to speak freely; to bring an affair to a conclusion. -- To have on, to wear. -- To have to do with. See under Do, v. t.
Syn. -- To possess; to own. See Possess.


have, v. & n.
--v. (3rd sing. present has; past and past part. had)
1 hold in possession as one's property or at one's disposal; be provided with (has a car; had no time to read; has nothing to wear).
2 hold in a certain relationship (has a sister; had no equals).
3 contain as a part or quality (house has two floors; has green eyes).
4 a undergo, experience, enjoy, suffer (had a good time; had a shock; has a headache). b be subjected to a specified state (had my car stolen; the book has a page missing). c cause, instruct, or invite (a person or thing) to be in a particular state or take a particular action (had him dismissed; had us worried; had my hair cut; had a copy made; had them to stay).
5 a engage in (an activity) (had an argument; had sex). b hold (a meeting, party, etc.).
6 eat or drink (had a beer).
7 (usu. in neg.) accept or tolerate; permit to (I won't have it; will not have you say such things).
8 a let (a feeling etc.) be present (have no doubt; has a lot of sympathy for me; have nothing against them). b show or feel (mercy, pity, etc.) towards another person (have pity on him; have mercy!). c (foll. by to + infin.) show by action that one is influenced by (a feeling, quality, etc.) (have the goodness to leave now).
9 a give birth to (offspring). b conceive mentally (an idea etc.).
10 receive, obtain (had a letter from him; not a ticket to be had).
11 be burdened with or committed to (has a job to do; have my garden to attend to).
12 a have obtained (a qualification) (has six O levels). b know (a language) (has no Latin).
13 sl. a get the better of (I had him there). b (usu. in passive) Brit. cheat, deceive (you were had).
14 coarse sl. have sexual intercourse with.
--v.aux. (with past part. or ellipt., to form the perfect, pluperfect, and future perfect tenses, and the conditional mood) (have worked; had seen; will have been; had I known, I would have gone; have you met her? yes, I have).
1 (usu. in pl.) colloq. a person who has wealth or resources.
2 sl. a swindle.

had best see BEST. had better would find it prudent to. had rather see RATHER. have a care see CARE. have done, have done with see DONE. have an eye for, have eyes for, have an eye to see EYE. have a good mind to see MIND. have got to colloq. = have to. have had it colloq.
1 have missed one's chance.
2 have passed one's prime.
3 have been killed, defeated, etc.
have it
1 (foll. by that + clause) express the view that.
2 win a decision in a vote etc.
3 colloq. have found the answer etc. have it away (or off) Brit. coarse sl. have sexual intercourse. have it both ways see BOTH. have it in for colloq. be hostile or ill-disposed towards. have it out (often foll. by with) colloq. attempt to settle a dispute by discussion or argument. have it one's own way see WAY. have-not (usu. in pl.) colloq. a person lacking wealth or resources. have nothing to do with see DO(1).
have on
1 be wearing (clothes).
2 be committed to (an engagement).
3 colloq. tease, play a trick on. have out get (a tooth etc.) extracted (had her tonsils out).
have something (or nothing) on a person
1 know something (or nothing) discreditable or incriminating about a person.
2 have an (or no) advantage or superiority over a person. have to be obliged to, must. have to do with see DO(1). have up Brit. colloq. bring (a person) before a court of justice, interviewer, etc.
OE habban f. Gmc, prob. rel. to HEAVE



absorb, accept, acquire, admit, affirm, allege, allow, annex, announce, annunciate, appreciate, apprehend, argue, arrange, assert, assever, asseverate, assimilate, assume, aver, avouch, avow, be acquainted with, be apprised of, be aware of, be cognizant of, be confined, be conscious of, be conversant with, be enfeoffed of, be exposed to, be informed, be possessed of, be seized of, be subjected to, be with one, bear, bear a child, bear with, bear young, beat, beget, beguile of, bilk, bind, blink at, boast, bosom, brook, bunco, burn, buy, buy off, calve, carry, cast, catch, catch on, cause, cause to, chalk up, cheat, cherish, chisel, chouse, chouse out of, claim, cling to, clip, cog, cog the dice, cognize, come by, come in for, command, compass, compel, compose, comprehend, comprise, con, conceive, conceptualize, condone, connive at, constrain, contain, contend, countenance, cozen, crib, deceive, declare, defraud, deliver, demand, derive, derive from, diddle, dig, digest, discern, distinguish, do in, do out of, drag down, draw, draw from, drink, drive, drop, eat, embody, embosom, embrace, encompass, encounter, endure, enforce, enjoy, entertain, enunciate, euchre, experience, express, farrow, father, fathom, fawn, feel, fill, finagle, fix, flam, fleece, flimflam, foal, fob, follow, fondle, fool, force, foster, fudge, gain, get, get hold of, get the drift, get the idea, get the picture, give birth, give birth to, go through, gouge, grasp, gull, gyp, harbor, have a baby, have and hold, have coming in, have in hand, have information about, have it taped, have knowledge of, have on, have tenure of, have young, hear of, hocus, hocus-pocus, hold, hold on to, hug, identify, impel, include, induce, indulge, insist, involve, issue a manifesto, keep, ken, kitten, know, know again, labor, labor under, lamb, land, lay down, learn, leave, let, lie in, litter, lubricate, maintain, make, make out, manifesto, master, meet, meet up with, meet with, mulct, must, nail, need, nurse, nurture, oblige, obtain, occupy, organize, ought to, outfox, outreach, outsmart, overlook, overreach, own, pack the deal, partake of, participate in, pass through, pay, peg, perceive, permit, pick up, pigeon, place, possess, practice fraud upon, predicate, prefer to, prehend, prepare, press, proclaim, procure, profess, pronounce, protest, pull down, pup, put, put it, put up with, read, realize, recall knowledge of, receive, recognize, reidentify, require, restrain, retain, rook, run up against, savvy, say, scam, screw, secure, see, seize, seize the meaning, sell gold bricks, sense, set down, set up, shave, shortchange, should, sire, sop, speak, speak out, speak up, spend, spot, square, squat, squat on, stack the cards, stand for, stand on, stand under, state, stick, sting, stomach, submit, subsume, suffer, sustain, swindle, take, take a dive, take in, take on, take over, tamper with, taste, tease, tell, thimblerig, throw, throw a fight, tie, tolerate, travail, treasure, treasure up, trick, undergo, understand, undo, use force upon, usucapt, victimize, whelp, wink at, wot, wot of, yean




VB V, be ill, ail, suffer, labor under, be affected with, complain of, have, droop, flag, languish, halt, sicken, peak, pine, gasp, keep one's bed, feign sickness, lay by, lay up, take a disease, catch a disease, catch an infection, break out.


VB possess, have, hold, occupy, enjoy, be possessed of, have in hand, own, command, inherit, come to, come in for, engross, monopolize, forestall, regrate, impropriate, have all to oneself, corner, have a firmhold of, get into one's hand, belong to, appertain to, pertain to, be in one's possession, vest in.


VB confute, refute, disprove, parry, negative, controvert, rebut, confound, disconfirm, redargue, expose, show the fallacy of, defeat, demolish, break, overthrow, overturn scatter to the winds, explode, invalidate, silence, put to silence, reduce to silence, clinch an argument, clinch a question, give one a setdown, stop the mouth, shut up, have, have on the hip, not leave a leg to stand on, cut the ground from under one's feet, be confuted, fail, expose one's weak point, show one's weak point, counter evidence.


VB know, ken, scan, wot, wot aware, be aware of, ween, weet, trow, have, possess, conceive, apprehend, comprehend, take, realize, understand, savvy, appreciate, fathom, make out, recognize, discern, perceive, see, get a sight-of, experience, know full well, have some knowledge of, possess some knowledge of, be au courant, have in one's head, have at one' fingers ends, know by heart, know by rote, be master of, connaitre le dessous des cartes, know what's what, see one's way, discover, come to one's knowledge.

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