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  Dictionary Definition of have

verb, pres. 1 have, 2 have or hast, 3 has or hath, plural have ; pt. and past part. had, pres. part. having, noun

-- verb (t)
1. to possess; own; to hold for use: to have property; to have a car.
2. to be made of or to contain: this volume has an index.
3. to hold or possess in some other relation, as of kindred, friendship, association, etc.: he has two brothers; she has twenty private pupils.
4. to hold or possess in a relative position: to have someone under one's thumb.
5. to possess as a characteristic or a feature: he has blue eyes, I have a shocking temper.
6. to get, receive, or take: I had no news for six months.
7. to experience, enjoy or suffer: to have a pleasant time.
8. to hold or stage (a social occasion, etc.): to have a party.
9. to entertain; accept as a welcome visitor: thank you for having me.
10. to eat, drink or partake of: he had a meal.
11. to hold in mind, sight, etc.: to have doubts.
12. to require or cause (to do something, to be done, or as specified): have it ready at five.
13. to arrange, put or keep in a specific place: why not have the bookshelves in the corner.
14. to engage in or perform: to have a talk.
15. to be scheduled for: I have two appointments tomorrow.
16. to show or exhibit in action: to have a care; have mercy.
17. to permit or allow: I will not have it.
18. to buy, accept or take: I'll have this one, thanks.
19. to invite or expect visitors, etc.: we have twenty people coming for dinner.
20. to assert or maintain: rumour has it so.
21. to know or understand, especially for use: to have neither Latin nor Greek; to have the necessary technique.
22. to give birth to: to have a baby.
23. to possess sexually; to copulate with.
24. Colloquial to hold at a disadvantage: he has you there.
25. Colloquial to outwit, deceive, or cheat: a person not easily had.
-- verb (i)
26. to possess money, etc.; be well off.
-- auxiliary verb
27. (used with the past participle of a verb to form a compound or perfect tense): they have gone.
-- noun Colloquial