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verb (has or archaic hath, having, had)
  • Further archaic forms are second-person singular present tense hast and second-person singular past tense hadst.
    1. (transitive) To possess, own, hold.
    I a house and a car.
    Look what I here " a frog I found on the street!
    1. (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.
    1. (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.
    1. (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.
    1. (auxiliary verb, taking a w:Infinitive, to-infinitive) must.
    I to go.
    Note: there's a separate entry for have to.
    1. (transitive) To give birth to.
    The couple always wanted to children.
    My wife is having the baby right now!
    1. (transitive) To engage in sexual intercourse with.
    He's always bragging about how many women he's had.
    1. (transitive with bare infinitive) To cause to, by a command or request.
    They had me feed their dog while they were out of town.
    1. (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.
    1. (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.
    1. (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.
    1. 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?
Etymology: habban.


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