(verb.) suffer from; be ill with; 'She has arthritis'.

(verb.) undergo; 'The stocks had a fast run-up'.

(verb.) 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'.

(verb.) have left; 'I have two years left'; 'I don't have any money left'; 'They have two more years before they retire'.

(verb.) achieve a point or goal; 'Nicklaus had a 70'; 'The Brazilian team got 4 goals'; 'She made 29 points that day'.

(verb.) have a personal or business relationship with someone; 'have a postdoc'; 'have an assistant'; 'have a lover'.

(verb.) have as a feature; 'This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France'.

(verb.) be confronted with; 'What do we have here?'; 'Now we have a fine mess'.

Typed by Agatha--From WordNet


(Indic. present) of Have

(-) of Have

(v. t.) To hold in possession or control; to own; as, he has a farm.

(v. t.) To possess, as something which appertains to, is connected with, or affects, one.

(v. t.) To accept possession of; to take or accept.

(v. t.) To get possession of; to obtain; to get.

(v. t.) To cause or procure to be; to effect; to exact; to desire; to require.

(v. t.) To bear, as young; as, she has just had a child.

(v. t.) To hold, regard, or esteem.

(v. t.) To cause or force to go; to take.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) To be under necessity or obligation; to be compelled; followed by an infinitive.

(v. t.) To understand.

(v. t.) To put in an awkward position; to have the advantage of; as, that is where he had him.

Inputed by Allen

Synonyms and Synonymous

v. a. [1]. Hold (whether one's own or not).[2]. Possess, own, be in possession of, be seized of.[3]. Be favored with.[4]. Be the subject of.[5]. Regard, consider, esteem.[6]. Require, wish, desire.[7]. Obtain, acquire, receive, get, gain.[8]. Be obliged, be under the necessity.[9]. Accept (as husband or as wife), take.[10]. Beget, be the parent of.

Typist: Shirley

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Own, possess, feel, entertain, accept, bear, enjoy, keep

ANT:Want, need, lose, forego, discard, reject, miss, desiderate, covet, desire

Editor: Upton


v.t. to own or possess: to hold contain: to hold control of: to grasp the meaning of: to allow to be done to cause: to regard hold in opinion esteem: to obtain: to enjoy: to bear or beget: to effect: to be affected by: to get the better of outwit to have hold upon:—pr.p. hav′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. had.—ns. Hav′er one who has or possesses a holder: (Scots law) a term to denote the person in whose custody a document is; Hav′ing act of possessing: possession estate: behaviour: (Scot. esp. in pl.) good manners.—adj. greedy.—Have as good lief to be as willing; Have at attack thrust; Have done (with) to come to the end of one's dealings; Have it out to have something finally settled; Have on to wear; Have rather to prefer; Have up to call to account before a court of justice &c.

Typed by Jeanette


Editor: Upton


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