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parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun, auxiliary verb
have a baby, have got, have got to, have got to do with, have it in for, have it out with, have on, have to, have to do with
Word Combinations (verb), Homophone Note, Grammatical Patterns
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: has, having, had
definition 1: to possess; own.
Most people on the island have a boat.I don't have a dress for the wedding.
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keep, occupy, own, possess
definition 2: to be currently in possession of.
I have his key in my pocket.He has a sandwich that he can eat later.What do you have in your hand?
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hold, keep, retain
definition 3: to experience or feel the sensation of.
They had a good time camping.I had an interesting dream last night.He has a pain in his left side.
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definition 4: to contain or include.
The board has ten members.
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definition 5: to generate or hold in one's mind.
I have a great idea!Have you had any thoughts on the subject since we talked last?He's always having these crazy notions.
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definition 6: to give birth to.
She had her first child at home and her second at the hospital.
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definition 7: to partake of, enjoy, or participate in.
Let's have a cup of tea.They went outside to have a cigarette.I had lunch with a friend.The children have recess at ten-thirty.Shall we have another game?She's not at her desk; she's having her break.
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definition 8: to get or receive.
Can I have another beer, please?
definition 9: to endure, undergo, or allow.
I've had all I can take of this.She had her purse snatched in the subway station.[verb + smby/smth + past participle ] I will not have that kind of behavior in my classroom.I can't have the children running all over the place just now.[verb + smby/smth + present participle ]
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definition 10: to cause (someone) to perform an action through one's request.
He had the barber trim his beard.[verb + smby/smth + bare infinitive ] The professor had the students retake the exam.[verb + smby/smth + bare infinitive ]
definition 11: to cause to be in a certain condition or to be acted upon in a specified way.
We'll have the document ready for you to sign by tomorrow.[verb + smby/smth + noun/adj ] The sergeant had the recruits fit and strong within a few weeks.[verb + smby/smth + noun/adj ] I'm going to have the house painted this summer.[verb + smby/smth + past participle ] She always has her groceries delivered to her home.[verb + smby/smth + past participle ]
definition 12: to start or be the cause of (someone or something) doing something.
His jokes had everyone laughing.[verb + smby/smth + present participle ] She had all the servants scurrying around in preparation for the visit.[verb + smby/smth + present participle ]
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to possess money and other elements of financial security.
In our society, some people have and others do not.
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part of speech: noun
definition: (usu. pl.) one who has material wealth.
the haves and the have-nots of our society
part of speech: auxiliary verb
inflections: has, having, had
definition: used with a past participle to express an action or state that occurred at some point before the time of speaking or began in the past but continues into the present time. Also used with a past participle to express an action or state that occurred before another event in the past or before a projected future event viewed as if it were already complete.
They have gone home already.I have traveled in China on two separate occasions.They have lived in Chicago for five years now.Until she went to college, she had never shared her room with anyone.By the time we arrive, they will have eaten all the turkey!
phrase: have a baby, have got, have got to, have got to do with, have it in for, have it out with, have on, have to, have to do with
Homophone Note
The words have and halve (to cut in half) sound alike but have different meanings.