- have [hav; ] also, as before [ “] to ['' haf]vt.had [had; ] unstressed [, həd, əd] having [ME haven (earlier habben) < OE habban, akin to OHG haben, ON hafa, Goth haban < IE base * kap-, to grasp > Gr kaptein, to gulp down, L capere, to take: primary sense, “to hold, have in hand”]1. to hold in the hand or in control; own; possess [to have wealth]2. to possess or contain as a part, characteristic, attribute, etc. [she has blue eyes; the week has seven days]3. to be affected by or afflicted with [to have a cold]4. to possess by way of experience; experience; undergo [have a good time]5. to possess an understanding of; know [to have only a little Spanish]6. to hold or keep in the mind [to have an idea]7. to declare or state [so gossip has it]8. to gain possession, control, or mastery of9.a) to get, take, receive, or obtain [to have news of someone, have a look at it]b) to consume; eat or drink [have some tea]10. to bear or beget (offspring)11. to perform; carry on; engage in [to have an argument]12.a) to cause to [have them walk home]b) to cause to be [have this done first]13. to be in a certain relation to [to have brothers and sisters]14. to feel and show [have pity on her]15. to permit; tolerate: used in the negative [I won't have this nonsense]16. Informala) to hold at a disadvantage or to overcome [I had my opponent now]b) to deceive; take in; cheat [they were had in that business deal]c) to engage in sexual intercourse with Have is used as an auxiliary with past participles to form phrases expressing completed action, as in the perfect tenses (Ex.: I have left, I had left, I shall have left, I would have left, etc.), and with infinitives to express obligation or necessity (Ex.: we have to go) Have got often replaces have: see GET Have is conjugated in the present indicative: (I) have, (he, she, it) has, (we, you, they) have; in the past indicative (I, he, she, it, we, you, they) had Archaic forms are: (thou) hast, hadst, (he, she, it) hath; the present subjunctive is have, the past subjunctive hadn.a person or nation with relatively much wealth or rich resources [the haves and have-nots]——————have atto attack; strike——————have doneto stop; get through; finish——————have had it Slang1. to be exhausted, defeated, disgusted, bored, ready to quit, etc.2. to be no longer popular, useful, accepted, etc.——————have it goodInformal to be in comfortable circumstances——————have it off[Brit. Slang] to have sexual intercourse——————have it outto settle an issue, disagreement, etc. by fighting or discussion——————have on1. to be wearing; be dressed in2. [Brit. Informal] to fool (someone) by playing on the person's credulity; trick; kid [you're having me on, aren't you?]——————☆ have to beInformal to be unquestionably or without doubt [this has to be the best movie of the year]——————have to do withsee phrase under DO1——————to have and to holdto possess for life: phrase used in certain marriage services
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.