verb (has or archaic hath, having, had)
- Further archaic forms are second-person singular present tense hast and second-person singular past tense hadst.
- (transitive) To possess, own, hold.
- I a house and a car.
- Look what I here " a frog I found on the street!
- (transitive) To be related in some way to (with the object identifying the relationship).
- I two sisters.
- The dog down the street has a lax owner.
- (transitive) To partake of a particular substance (especially a food or drink) or action.
- I breakfast at six o'clock.
- Can I a look at that?
- I'm going to some pizza and some Pepsi right now.
- (auxiliary verb, taking a past participle) Used in forming the w:Perfect aspect, perfect aspect and the past perfect aspect.
- I already eaten today.
- I had already eaten.
- (auxiliary verb, taking a w:Infinitive, to-infinitive) must.
- I to go.
- Note: there's a separate entry for have to.
- (transitive) To give birth to.
- The couple always wanted to children.
- My wife is having the baby right now!
- (transitive) To engage in sexual intercourse with.
- He's always bragging about how many women he's had.
- (transitive with bare infinitive) To cause to, by a command or request.
- They had me feed their dog while they were out of town.
- (transitive with adjective or adjective-phrase complement) To cause to be.
- She had him arrested for trespassing.
- The movie's ending had the entire audience in tears.
- (transitive with bare infinitive) To be affected by an occurrence. (Used in supplying a topic that is not a verb argument.)
- The hospital had several patients contract pneumonia last week.
- I've had three people today tell me my hair looks nice.
- (transitive with adjective or adjective-phrase complement) To depict as being.
- Their stories differed; he said he'd been at work when the incident occurred, but her statement had him at home that entire evening.
- Used as interrogative auxiliary verb with a following pronoun to form tag questions. (For further discussion, see "Usage notes" below)
- We haven't eaten dinner yet, have we?
- Your wife hasn't been reading that nonsense, has she?
- (UK usage) He has some money, hasn't he?
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