Definition and Meanings for have
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Part of Speech of have
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, present indicative, intransitive verb
Etymology of have
Meaning of have
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, present indicative
- 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.
- to accept possession of; to take or accept.
- to get possession of; to obtain; to get.
- to cause or procure to be; to effect; to exact; to desire; to require.
- to bear, as young; as, she has just had a child.
- to hold, regard, or esteem.
- to cause or force to go; to take.
- 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.
- to understand.
- to put in an awkward position; to have the advantage of; as, that is where he had him.