from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To be in possession of: already had a car.
- transitive v. To possess as a characteristic, quality, or function: has a beard; had a great deal of energy.
- transitive v. To possess or contain as a constituent part: a car that has air bags.
- transitive v. To occupy a particular relation to: had many disciples.
- transitive v. To possess knowledge of or facility in: has very little Spanish.
- transitive v. To hold in the mind; entertain: had doubts about their loyalty.
- transitive v. To use or exhibit in action: have compassion.
- transitive v. To come into possession of; acquire: Not one copy of the book was to be had in the entire town.
- transitive v. To receive; get: I had a letter from my cousin.
- transitive v. To accept; take: I'll have the peas instead of the spinach.
- transitive v. To suffer from: have defective vision.
- transitive v. To be subject to the experience of: had a difficult time last winter.
- transitive v. To cause to do something, as by persuasion or compulsion: had my assistant run the errand.
- transitive v. To cause to be in a specified place or state: had the guests in the dining room; had everyone fascinated.
- transitive v. To permit; allow: I won't have that kind of behavior in my house.
- transitive v. To carry on, perform, or execute: have an argument.
- transitive v. To place at a disadvantage: Your opponent in the debate had you on every issue.
- transitive v. Informal To get the better of, especially by trickery or deception: They realized too late that they'd been had by a swindler.
- transitive v. Informal To influence by dishonest means; bribe: an incorruptible official who could not be had.
- transitive v. To procreate (offspring): wanted to have a child.
- transitive v. To give birth to; bear: She's going to have a baby.
- transitive v. To partake of: have lunch.
- transitive v. To be obliged to; must: We simply have to get there on time.
- transitive v. To engage in sexual intercourse with.
- auxiliary v. Used with a past participle to form the present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect tenses indicating completed action: The troublemaker has gone for good. I regretted that I had lost my temper. They will have finished by the time we arrive.
- n. One enjoying especially material wealth: "Almost overnight, there was a new and widespread hostility on the part of the haves toward the have-nots” ( Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr.)
- have at To attack.
- have on To wear: had on red shoes.
- have on To be scheduled: We have a dinner party on for Friday.
- idiom better Usage Problem To be wise or obliged to; should or must: He had better do what he is told. You had best bring a raincoat in this weather.
- idiom have done with To stop; cease: Have done with your quibbling!
- idiom have had it Informal To have endured all that one can: I've had it with their delays.
- idiom have had it Informal To be in a state beyond remedy, repair, or salvage: That coat has had it.
- idiom have had it Informal To have done everything that is possible or that will be permitted.
- idiom have it To assert; maintain: Rumor has it that he quit.
- idiom have it To think and act with respect to (something being considered): Have it your way.
- idiom have it To gain a victory in a voice vote: The ayes have it.
- idiom have it in for (someone) To intend to harm, especially because of a grudge.
- idiom have it out To settle decisively, especially by means of an argument or a discussion.
- idiom have (something) coming To deserve what one receives: You had that reprimand coming for a very long time.
- idiom have to do with To be concerned or associated with.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To possess, own, hold.
- v. To be related in some way to (with the object identifying the relationship).
- v. To partake of a particular substance (especially a food or drink) or action.
- v. Used in forming the perfect aspect and the past perfect aspect.
- v. must.
- v. To give birth to.
- v. To engage in sexual intercourse with.
- v. To cause to, by a command or request.
- v. To cause to be.
- v. To be affected by an occurrence. (Used in supplying a topic that is not a verb argument.)
- v. To depict as being.
- v. Used as interrogative auxiliary verb with a following pronoun to form tag questions. (For further discussion, see "Usage notes" below)
- v. To defeat in a fight; take.
- v. To be able to speak a language.
- v. To feel or be (especially painfully) aware of.
- v. To be afflicted with, to suffer from, to experience something negative
- v. To trick, to deceive
- v. Allow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To hold in possession or control; to own.
- transitive v. To possess, as something which appertains to, is connected with, or affects, one.
- transitive v. To accept possession of; to take or accept.
- transitive v. To get possession of; to obtain; to get.
- transitive v. To cause or procure to be; to effect; to exact; to desire; to require.
- transitive v. To bear, as young.
- transitive v. To hold, regard, or esteem.
- transitive v. To cause or force to go; to take.
- transitive v. To take or hold (one's self); to proceed promptly; -- used reflexively, often with ellipsis of the pronoun
- transitive v. To be under necessity or obligation; to be compelled; followed by an infinitive.
- transitive v. To understand.
- transitive v. To put in an awkward position; to have the advantage of.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To hold, own, or possess as an appurtenance, property, attribute, or quality; hold in possession: as, to have and to hold.
- To hold by accepting, receiving, obtaining, gaining, or acquiring in any way; become possessed of or endowed with; be in receipt of; get: as, he has high wages; they have had ten children.
- To contain or comprise as an adjunct or component part: as, the work has an index; his wit has a spice of malice.
- To hold for use or disposal, actually or potentially; hold the control over or right to: as, to have the floor (in debate); to have the deal (in card-playing); to have authority.
- To hold in exercise or consideration; entertain; maintain: as, to have a wish, opinion, or objection; to have a discussion.
- To possess knowledge of; be acquainted with; take the meaning of; understand.
- To experience; enjoy or suffer; be affected with: as, to have hospitable entertainment; to have a headache; to have one's wish.
- To hold in estimation; maintain; regard: followed by in or a clause.
- To hold in one's power or at a disadvantage.
- To move or remove; cause or compel to move: often reflexive, with the subject or object, or both, unexpressed: as, have it out of sight.
- To hold or acknowledge as a duty or necessary thing to do; be under physical or moral compulsion, constraint, necessity, or obligation to do; be obliged: followed by an infinitive with to, with or without a noun or pronoun as object: as, I have a great deal to do; I have to go; he has to refund the money.
- To bring into possession or use; procure; provide; take.
- To procure or permit to be or to be done; cause, let, allow, etc.: as, to have one's horse shod; I will not have such conduct.
- To be: used indefinitely in certain idiomatic expressions and phrases, mentioned below.
- An auxiliary forming, with the past participle of the principal verb, the compound tenses of verbs (including have), both transitive and intransitive, sometimes with another auxiliary: as, I have or had done it; he will have departed by that time; you should not have gone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. have a personal or business relationship with someone
- v. receive willingly something given or offered
- v. serve oneself to, or consume regularly
- v. have ownership or possession of
- v. have left
- v. undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
- v. cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition
- v. have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
- v. undergo
- v. suffer from; be ill with
- v. have sex with; archaic use
- v. have as a feature
- v. get something; come into possession of
- n. a person who possesses great material wealth
- v. go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
- v. be confronted with
- v. achieve a point or goal
- v. cause to be born
- v. cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
- v. organize or be responsible for
I know I have a personal interest in this being an editor but I *have* to take issue with the title here.
Homer: Uh, Lisa, the whole reason we have elected officials is so we don't _have_ to think all the time.
We have already discarded (I hope) It's (fill in a name) 's fault and Why the hell don't we have________!?
You just have to wonder about the Anne Arundel KIPP school... after all, why would a charter *have* to close because it couldn't get more space?
Truly you have to read the books as it is impossible to write in a few words what it took me to write in three books about the coming 2012 cataclysm. 2012 is complex; only one-third of the worlds population will survive and it is the end of the world, the original creation in this universe…..have to read the books to understand.
I have to add that I don't *have* to completely get a story, as long as I get most of it by the end, and as long as it's well-written.
I have a bad case of Dawn Phenomenon and *have* to eat breakfast or my blood glucose keeps rising.
But as someone who loved reading both _How the Irish Saved Civilization_ and _Fahrenheit 451,_ I have to say, you _have_ to go on teaching this stuff --- tell them it's up to them to preserve it! life_of_a_fool commented at 11:55 PM~
If you have an issue with a view thats expressed and *have* to comment then thats different because presumably you will at least do the author the opportunity of entering into a debate.
I'm also sort of grumpy that I'm going to have to see Knocked Up, because it's gotten to the point where it's enough of a Cultural Moment that I feel like I *have* to have some kind of opinion on it, and preferably not one based on reading ten million reviews and think-pieces.