Definition of have
1. To possess, own, hold.
I have a house and a car.
Look what I have here — a frog I found on the street!
2. To be related in some way to (with the object identifying the relationship).
I have two sisters.
I have a lot of work to do.
3. 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 a beer right now.
4. Used in forming the perfect aspect and the past perfect aspect.
I have already eaten today.
I had already eaten.
I have to go.
Note: there's a separate entry for have to.
6. To give birth to.
The couple always wanted to have children.
My wife is having the baby right now!
My mother had me when she was 25.
7. To engage in sexual intercourse with.
He's always bragging about how many women he's had.
8. To accept as a romantic partner.
Despite my protestations of love, she would not have me.
9. (transitive with bare infinitive) To cause to, by a command, request or invitation.
They had me feed their dog while they were out of town.
10. (transitive with adjective or adjective-phrase complement) To cause to be.
He had him arrested for trespassing.
The lecture's ending had the entire audience in tears.
11. (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.
12. (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.
Anton Rogan, 8, was one of the runners-up in the Tick Tock Box short story competition, not Anton Rogers as we had it. — The Guardian.
13. Used as interrogative auxiliary verb with a following pronoun to form tag questions. (For further discussion, see "Usage notes" below)
We haven't eaten dinner yet, have we?
Your wife hasn't been reading that nonsense, has she?
UK usage He has some money, hasn't he?
14. To defeat in a fight; take.
I could have him!
I'm gonna have you!
15. To be able to speak a language.
I have no German.
16. To feel or be (especially painfully) aware of.
Dan certainly has arms today, probably from scraping paint off four columns the day before.
17. To be afflicted with, to suffer from, to experience something negative
He had a cold last week.
We had a hard year last year, with the locust swarms and all that.
18. To trick, to deceive
You had me alright! I never would have thought that was just a joke.
19. To allow.
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English - English - havev. possess; contain; receive, get; take; need; cause to occur; give birth to, bear; be required to, must; endure
n. one who has, one who belongs to a wealthy class
v. undercut, cut off the underpart; hole, excavate
English - Spanish - havev. tener, contar con, disponer de, gozar de, poseer, quedar; sufrir de, estar con, estar enfermo de, haber, contener, comprender
s. rico, uno que tiene
English - French - havev. avoir; être possesseur de; recevoir, prendre; être obligé, forcé de; causer, occasionner, faire faire quelque chose à quelqu'un
n. nanti, personne qui a les moyens, personne de riche
English - German - havev. haben; müssen; bekommen; nehmen; besitzen; beinhalten; brauchen; gebären; aushalten
n. Besitzender, wohlhabende Person
English - Italian - havev. avere, possedere; sentire, provare; ricevere; prendere; dovere, avere da; fare; mangiare; farsi; dare alla luce, partorire; mostrare
s. (fam) inganno, imbroglio, truffa
English - Portuguese - havev. ter; possuir; receber; pegar; necessitar; causar
s. rico, que tem muitas riquezas
English - Russian - haveг. иметь, обладать, иметь в составе, содержать; получать, добиваться; знать, понимать; взять верх, победить; обмануть; родить, приносить потомство; испытывать, подвергаться; терпеть; допускать, позволять
с. мошенничество, обман
English - Turkish - havef. sahip olmak, olmak, elde etmek, almak, yapmak, etmek, kabul etmek, göz yummak, aldatmak, dolandırmak, zorunda olmak, bulunmak
i. varlıklı kimse, üçkâğıt, hile, kumpas
French - English - have[hâve] adj. haggard, tired
Dutch - English - haven. property, goods
English - Dutch - haveww. hebben; bezitten; verkrijgen; nodig hebben; veroorzaken
zn. rijk, iemand die veel bezittingen heeft
English - Greek - haveρήμ. έχω, κατέχω, λαμβάνω, αναγκάζομαι, γαμώ
English - Chinese - have(动) 有; 拿; 持有
(名) 富人; 富国
English - Chinese - have(動) 有; 拿; 持有
(名) 富人; 富國
English - Japanese - have(動) 持っている; 置いている; 身につけている; いる; 飼っている; ある; 抱いている; 含む; 抱える
(名) 保有者, 所有者; 核保有国; 保有国
English - Korean - have동. 가지다, 소유하다; 함유하다; 받다, 갖다; 취하다; 필요하다; 야기 시키다; 아기를 낳다; 해야만 한다; 참다, 견디다
명. 가진자, 부를 소유한 사람
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Synonyms for have1. acquire: gain, get, obtain, procure, receive, secure, take
2. own: contain, retain, hold, occupy, possess
3. experience: enjoy, suffer, undergo
4. allow: permit
5. state: assert, asseverate, aver, hold, maintain, testify
Verb forms for havePresent participle: having
Present: have (3.person: has)
Future: will have
Present conditional: would have
Present Perfect: have had (3.person: has had)
Past Perfect: had had
Future Perfect: will have had
Past conditional: would have had