Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Have
  1. a person who possesses great material wealth
  2. give birth (to a newborn); "My wife had twins yesterday!"
  3. suffer from; be ill with; "She has arthritis"
  4. 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"
  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"
  6. undergo; "The stocks had a fast run-up"
  7. 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"
  8. serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don''t take sugar in my coffee"
  9. have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"
  10. organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
  11. of mental or physical states or experiences; "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "undergo a strange sensation"; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"
  12. 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"
  13. have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?"
  14. have left; "I have two years left"; "I don''t have any money left"; "They have two more years before they retire"
  15. get something; come into possession of; "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front"
  16. 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"
  17. achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day"
  18. have a personal or business relationship with someone; "have a postdoc"; "have an assistant"; "have a lover"
  19. have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"
  20. be confronted with; "What do we have here?"; "Now we have a fine mess"
Similar Words: rich person, wealthy person, give birth, deliver, bear, birth, suffer, sustain, get, let, experience, induce, stimulate, cause, make, consume, ingest, take in, take, hold, throw, give, receive, undergo, have got, own, possess, accept, feature


See Also: take in, sop up, suck in, take up, absorb, take over, bear, accept, assume, adopt, borrow


Hyponyms: affluent, Croesus, fat cat, man of means, rich man, wealthy man, millionairess, plutocrat, millionaire, billionaire, twin, drop, foal, kitten, lamb, litter, have a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate, expect, break down, collapse, crack up, crack, crock up, break up, meet, encounter, receive, decide, persuade, bring, solicit, encourage, let, lead, prompt, inspire, instigate, suborn, compel, oblige, obligate, hit, cannibalize, cannibalise, use, habituate, eat, drink, imbibe, booze, fuddle, partake, touch, feed, satiate, sate, replete, fill, sample, try, try out, taste, take in, sop up, suck in, take up, smoke, drug, do drugs, swallow, get down, sup, respire, labor, labour, suffer, sustain, get, take, horripilate, keep, maintain, hold on, monopolize, monopolise, wield, exert, stock, stockpile, hold, prepossess, leave, accept, fence, graduate, inherit, admit, take on, welcome, honor, honour, adopt, borrow, take over, wear, give off, unite, combine, star, sport, feature, boast, possess, abound, burst, bristle, brim, pack, read, say


Grouped Verbs: have a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate, expect, suffer, sustain, get, feature, accept, take, receive, make, have got, hold, own, possess


Entailments: conceive, perceive, comprehend


Derivational Morphology: own, possess, have got, hold, birth, parturition, giving birth, birthing, nativity, nascency, nascence, delivery, obstetrical delivery, sick person, diseased person, sufferer, experience, causing, causation, cause, reason, grounds, causal agent, causal agency, stimulation, stimulus, stimulant, input, incentive, inducement, motivator, trigger, induction, initiation, persuader, inducer, inducing, consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake, consumer, property, belongings, holding, material possession, rich person, wealthy person, possession, ownership, owner, possessor, proprietor, reception, receipt, recipient, receiver, taker, adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousal, feature, lineament, characteristic


Language Translations:
Albanian: ka   Bosnian: imati  
Catalan: haver   Chinese:  
Croatian: imati   Danish: have  
Dutch: hebben   Esperanto: esti and havi  
Finnish: ''adessive'' + ''3rd pers. sg. of'' olla and olla   French: avoir  
German: haben   Greek: έχω  
Hungarian: bír   Indonesian: punya  
Italian: avere   Japanese: 持つ  
Korean: 있다   Kurdish: hebûn  
Latin: habere   Norwegian: ha and har hat  
Novial: ha and have   Persian: داشتن  
Polish: mieć   Portuguese: haver and ter  
Romanian: a avea   Russian: иметь  
Slovak: mať   Slovene: imeti  
Spanish: haber and tener   Swedish: äga and ha  
Tagalog: magkaroón   Thai: มี  
Ukrainian: мати   Vietnamese:  
Yiddish: האָבן  
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