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have

have

 
pronunciation:
haev
parts of speech:
verb, auxiliary verb
phrases:
have to
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: verb
inflections: has, having, had
definition 1: to own; possess.
Our neighbors have a swimming pool.
antonyms:
lack
similar words:
keep, occupy, own, possess
definition 2: to hold or possess at the present time.
What do you have in your hand?Rachel has a cheese sandwich for her lunch today.I have a quarter in my pocket.
similar words:
hold, keep, retain
definition 3: to experience or feel.
We always have a good time at recess.
similar words:
enjoy
definition 4: to include or contain.
Our team will have ten members.
definition 5: to think about or hold in mind.
I have a great idea.
definition 6: to give birth to.
Mother is having a baby in the hospital.
similar words:
bear
definition 7: to take in, enjoy, or participate in.
Let's have a snack.The kindergarten kids have recess at ten-thirty.
synonyms:
enjoy
definition 8: to cause to happen.
I need to have my hair cut.
 
part of speech: auxiliary verb
inflections: had, has, having
definition: used with a past participle to express a completed action.
They have gone.He has finished the sandwich.We had just arrived home when the phone rang.
phrase: have to
Homophone Note
The words have and halve (to cut in half) sound alike but have different meanings.