Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.]
To hold in possession or control; to own; as, he has a farm.
To possess, as something which appertains to, is connected with, or affects, one.
The earth hath bubbles, as the water has.
He had a fever late.
To accept possession of; to take or accept.
Break thy mind to me in broken English; wilt thou have me?
To get possession of; to obtain; to get.
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?
To bear, as young; as, she has just had a child.
To hold, regard, or esteem.
Of them shall I be had in honor.
--2 Sam. vi. 22.
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. 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.
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.
The laws of philology have to be established by external comparison and induction.
You have me, have you not?
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.
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.
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]
have a personal or business relationship with someone; "have a postdoc"; "have an assistant"; "have a lover"
have left; "I have two years left"; "I don't have any money left"; "They have two more years before they retire"
be confronted with; "What do we have here?"; "Now we have a fine mess"
undergo; "The stocks had a fast run-up" [syn: experience]
suffer from; be ill with; "She has arthritis"
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]
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]
get something; come into possession of; "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front" [syn: receive]
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]
have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable" [syn: take]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
third person singular present indicative of have. Has-been "one who has outlived his fame" first recorded c.1600 (as hes-beene).
vb. (en-third-person singularhave)
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.