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has

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
has a bright future
▪ I’m sure the company has a bright future now.
has a fever
▪ Andy has a fever and won’t be coming into work today.
has a flair for
▪ Jo has a flair for languages.
has a genius for
▪ That woman has a genius for organization.
has a vocation
▪ Jan has a vocation for teaching.
has control of
▪ She’s a good teacher who has control of her class.
has flashbacks
▪ Eaton still has flashbacks of the crash.
has fleas
▪ Are you sure the dog has fleas?
has given...blessing to
▪ The Defense Department has given its blessing to the scheme.
has its roots in
▪ Jazz has its roots in the folk songs of the southern states of the US.
has jurisdiction
▪ The committee has jurisdiction over all tax measures.
has much to offer
▪ Canada has much to offer in terms of location and climate.
has right of way
▪ I never know who has right of way at this junction.
has something to do with (=is related to them in some way)
▪ I don’t know what he does exactly, but I know it has something to do with computers .
has style
▪ You may not like her, but she certainly has style.
has the final say (=has the right to make the final decision about something)
▪ The chairman has the final say.
has title
▪ He has title to the land.
has...control of
▪ The Johnson family has effective control of the company, owning almost 60% of the shares.
has...drive
▪ Brian has got tremendous drive.
has...fetish
▪ Sue has a real fetish about keeping everything tidy.
has...give
▪ The rope has quite a bit of give in it.
has...high profile
▪ The star has a high profile in Britain.
has...on the go
▪ He has at least two other projects on the go.
has...phobia
▪ Owen has a phobia about snakes.
has...qualms about
▪ The manager has no qualms about dropping players who do not perform well.
has...resonance
▪ a tradition that has little resonance in the 21st century
has...snob appeal
▪ That kind of car has real snob appeal.
has...stashed away
▪ He has money stashed away in the Bahamas.
has...ulterior motives
▪ He’s just being nice. I don’t think he has any ulterior motives.
has...vested interest
▪ Since he owns the strip of land, Cook has a vested interest in the project being approved.
It has been suggested that
It has been suggested that the manager will resign if any more players are sold.
legend has it that (=says that)
▪ Legend has it that Rhodes was home to the sun god Helios.
myth has it that ... (=there is a myth that)
▪ Myth had it that Mrs Thatcher only needed four hours sleep a night.
rumour has it (=it is being said)
▪ Rumour has it that they plan to get married.
sb has a sharp tongue (=they speak in a very disapproving way which often upsets people)
sb has an attitude problem (=someone is not helpful or pleasant to be with)
▪ Some of the male students have a real attitude problem.
sb has to admit sth
▪ In the end, he had to admit I was right.
sb/sth has never been known to do sth (=used to say that something is strange because it has never happened before)
▪ Max had never been known to leave home without telling anyone.
sth has lost a button
▪ His favourite shirt had lost a button.
sth has/contains calories
▪ These yoghurts have approximately 90 calories per pot.
the groundwork has...been done
▪ Much of the groundwork has already been done.
the thought has (never) crossed my mind (=used to tell someone you have thought of the thing they are suggesting, or have never thought of it)
there has been a misunderstanding
▪ There’s been a misunderstanding about what I meant.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Elvis/sb/sth has left the building
every cloud has a silver lining
every dog has its/his day
everyone has their price
it's a dirty job, but someone has to do it
justice has been done/served
▪ He can continue to appeal, or go to some other level, until he feels justice has been done.
▪ He has successfully persuaded the crowd that justice has been done.
▪ Mr Townsend says he feels justice has been done.
▪ Mrs Alliss' solicitor says justice has been done.
no more does/has/will etc sb
▪ In practice, this situation will arise only very rarely if a regime of symptom control and no more has been adopted.
▪ Men appear to be no more willing to support women in their traditional roles than women are to assume them.
rumour/legend/word has it
▪ After all, stranger things have happened: legend has it that the hooked burrs of plants inspired the invention of Velcro.
▪ And rumour has it that the big-name band will be outrageous rockers Guns N' Roses.
▪ But word has it that the Tucson Symphony is taking over the building sometime in mid-December.
▪ His name is cited in the four gospels. Legend has it that he obtained the holy grail from the last supper.
▪ It started with a cross placed along the railroad tracks, where legend has it that he was lynched.
▪ Pass the spliff, mon. Word has it the band is compelling as hell in person.
▪ This was initiated, so legend has it, when the lavatories were out of order.
▪ Turn right to the Cerne Giant viewing point. Legend has it that a real giant terrorised the locals.
sb has arrived
sb has been had
sb has decided to honour us with their presence
sb has learned their lesson
sb has paid their debt to society
▪ After 20 years in jail, Murray feels he has paid his debt to society.
sb has their own life to lead
sb has to pinch themselves
sb only has himself/herself to blame
sb/sth has had it
▪ If it works, Mr Major has had it.
▪ Well, Arum has had it.
sb/sth has yet to do sth
▪ Deion has yet to figure out how to throw to himself.
▪ Harland & Wolff has yet to show a profit, but the future looks good.
▪ His work retained a pronounced individuality and originality that has yet to be properly acknowledged.
▪ However, he said he has yet to consider his circumstances.
▪ However, the site this year has yet to be determined.
▪ If there is a success formula in that it has yet to be demonstrated.
▪ The savagery of our retaliation against the virus has yet to be played out.
▪ Whether it allows the exercise of force to be more controlled and effective has yet to be seen.
shut/close the stable door after the horse has bolted
sth has much/little/nothing to recommend it
▪ The hotel has little except price to recommend it.
▪ An alternative approach-optical fibre - has much to recommend it.
▪ As such, it has much to recommend it.
▪ But in terms of an effective solution the voting method has little to recommend it.
▪ In principle this format has much to recommend it, but in this case the practice has not been successful.
▪ It is plain that, in the long run, the gentle art of compromise has much to recommend it.
▪ Nevertheless, the principle of chisel ploughing has much to recommend it in the right conditions.
▪ Such a way of proceeding has much to recommend it, but scant progress has been made in that direction.
▪ This cooperative family decision-making has much to recommend it.
sth has sb's name on it
▪ If a washer has a brand name on it, make sure that the smooth side comes into contact with the seating.
▪ They say if it has your name on it ... But who can write on a virus?
sth/sb has their uses
the bird has flown
the penny (has) dropped
▪ At this point the penny dropped.
▪ I was about to ask Jack who it was, when the penny dropped.
▪ Suddenly the penny dropped, and Meredith knew why he'd been prowling about the airport like an angry lion.
▪ Then the penny dropped and he realised that the man had meant a fan- bearer.
what has sb done with sth?
▪ So what has Renault done with the latest version of its supermini?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

has

Have \Have\ (h[a^]v), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Had (h[a^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Having. Indic. present, I have, thou hast, he has; we, ye, they have.] [OE. haven, habben, AS. habben (imperf. h[ae]fde, p. p. geh[ae]fd); akin to OS. hebbian, D. hebben, OFries. hebba, OHG. hab[=e]n, G. haben, Icel. hafa, Sw. hafva, Dan. have, Goth. haban, and prob. to L. habere, whence F. avoir. Cf. Able, Avoirdupois, Binnacle, Habit.]

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

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

    The earth hath bubbles, as the water has.
    --Shak.

    He had a fever late.
    --Keats.

  3. To accept possession of; to take or accept.

    Break thy mind to me in broken English; wilt thou have me?
    --Shak.

  4. To get possession of; to obtain; to get.
    --Shak.

  5. To cause or procure to be; to effect; to exact; to desire; to require.

    I had the church accurately described to me.
    --Sir W. Scott.

    Wouldst thou have me turn traitor also?
    --Ld. Lytton.

  6. To bear, as young; as, she has just had a child.

  7. To hold, regard, or esteem.

    Of them shall I be had in honor.
    --2 Sam. vi. 22.

  8. To cause or force to go; to take. ``The stars have us to bed.''
    --Herbert. ``Have out all men from me.''
    --2 Sam. xiii.

  9. 9. 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.

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

    Science has, and will long have, to be a divider and a separatist.
    --M. Arnold.

    The laws of philology have to be established by external comparison and induction.
    --Earle.

  11. To understand.

    You have me, have you not?
    --Shak.

  12. To put in an awkward position; to have the advantage of; as, that is where he had him. [Slang]

    Note: 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.

    Myself for such a face had boldly died.
    --Tennyson.

    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.

WordNet

has

See have

have

  1. n. a person who possesses great material wealth [syn: rich person, wealthy person]

  2. [also: has, had]

have

  1. v. 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" [syn: have got, hold]

  2. have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France" [syn: feature] [ant: miss]

  3. of mental or physical states or experiences; "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "undergo a strange sensation"; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling" [syn: experience, receive, get, undergo]

  4. have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?" [syn: own, possess]

  5. 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" [syn: get, let]

  6. serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee" [syn: consume, ingest, take in, take] [ant: abstain]

  7. have a personal or business relationship with someone; "have a postdoc"; "have an assistant"; "have a lover"

  8. organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course" [syn: hold, throw, make, give]

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

  10. be confronted with; "What do we have here?"; "Now we have a fine mess"

  11. undergo; "The stocks had a fast run-up" [syn: experience]

  12. suffer from; be ill with; "She has arthritis"

  13. 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" [syn: induce, stimulate, cause, get, make]

  14. 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" [syn: accept, take] [ant: refuse]

  15. get something; come into possession of; "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front" [syn: receive]

  16. 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" [syn: suffer, sustain, get]

  17. achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day" [syn: get, make]

  18. give birth (to a newborn); "My wife had twins yesterday!" [syn: give birth, deliver, bear, birth]

  19. have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable" [syn: take]

  20. [also: has, had]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

has

third person singular present indicative of have. Has-been "one who has outlived his fame" first recorded c.1600 (as hes-beene).

Wiktionary

has

vb. (en-third-person singularhave)

Wikipedia

HAS

HAS or Has may refer to:

Usage examples of "has".

While not all the same men, this group has behaved toward you almost exactly as the first.

Neither of you has so much as a single blemish -- unless constantly leaking breasts should be so considered!

When the worldlet arrives and has cooled, the bottle will be taken inside and the gate more formally arrayed.

One can fully appreciate her exhilaration only when she has cooled a bit.

Massey has bruised her soul and I think given her lesions on mouth and cunny that bespeak the pox.

She has drunk 1,2 quarts from the nipples and has defecated once on the brown floor.

As to how it might be done: I would quietly deliver you and your dependants to Cherry Lane after dark has fallen.

She has more than Sarah, which is why she comes back to this world while Sarah does not.

And even if she does, she has certainly used this one many times in the past, according to Allred.

Because he has stopped, Jane catches his cock in her hand and does it like this.

Laurie has proven that he exists and that in this place he does indeed have god-like powers.

Lord, she has asked Fendis not to say that she is with him, so Fendis does not say that she is.

It has no tide because it always keeps the same face toward its primary, as the moon does Earth.

I know it does, as Pim has been reminding me most forcefully for the last half hour.

The queen does not rule here and I never expect her to do so, though she would certainly chastise George, and has done so, when she thought it desirable.