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Meaning & Definition of Have in English

English

Have

/hæv/

noun

1. A person who possesses great material wealth

    synonym:
  • rich person
  • ,
  • wealthy person
  • ,
  • have

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • have
  • ,
  • have got
  • ,
  • hold

2. Have as a feature

  • "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in france"
    synonym:
  • have
  • ,
  • feature

3. Go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

  • "Get an idea"
  • "Experience vertigo"
  • "Get nauseous"
  • "Receive injuries"
  • "Have a feeling"
    synonym:
  • experience
  • ,
  • receive
  • ,
  • have
  • ,
  • get

4. Have ownership or possession of

  • "He owns three houses in florida"
  • "How many cars does she have?"
    synonym:
  • own
  • ,
  • have
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • get
  • ,
  • let
  • ,
  • have

6. Serve oneself to, or consume regularly

  • "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"
  • "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
    synonym:
  • consume
  • ,
  • ingest
  • ,
  • take in
  • ,
  • take
  • ,
  • have

7. Have a personal or business relationship with someone

  • "Have a postdoc"
  • "Have an assistant"
  • "Have a lover"
    synonym:
  • have

8. Organize or be responsible for

  • "Hold a reception"
  • "Have, throw, or make a party"
  • "Give a course"
    synonym:
  • hold
  • ,
  • throw
  • ,
  • have
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • have

10. Be confronted with

  • "What do we have here?"
  • "Now we have a fine mess"
    synonym:
  • have

11. Undergo

  • "The stocks had a fast run-up"
    synonym:
  • have
  • ,
  • experience

12. Suffer from

  • Be ill with
  • "She has arthritis"
    synonym:
  • have

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"
    synonym:
  • induce
  • ,
  • stimulate
  • ,
  • cause
  • ,
  • have
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • accept
  • ,
  • take
  • ,
  • have

15. Get something

  • Come into possession of
  • "Receive payment"
  • "Receive a gift"
  • "Receive letters from the front"
    synonym:
  • receive
  • ,
  • have

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"
    synonym:
  • suffer
  • ,
  • sustain
  • ,
  • have
  • ,
  • get

17. Achieve a point or goal

  • "Nicklaus had a 70"
  • "The brazilian team got 4 goals"
  • "She made 29 points that day"
    synonym:
  • have
  • ,
  • get
  • ,
  • make

18. Cause to be born

  • "My wife had twins yesterday!"
    synonym:
  • give birth
  • ,
  • deliver
  • ,
  • bear
  • ,
  • birth
  • ,
  • have

19. Have sex with

  • Archaic use
  • "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"
    synonym:
  • take
  • ,
  • have

Examples of using

I have to be back home by seven.
I have no idea where he lives.
I could have lost my job.