What is have?

  • (verb): Have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense.
    Synonyms: have got, hold
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "have":

  • (verb): Suffer from; be ill with.
    Example: "She has arthritis"
  • (verb): Serve oneself to, or consume regularly.
    Example: "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"
    Synonyms: consume, ingest, take in, take
  • (verb): Be confronted with.
    Example: "What do we have here?"; "Now we have a fine mess"
  • (verb): Have left.
    Example: "I have two years left"; "I don't have any money left"; "They have two more years before they retire"
  • (verb): Have sex with; archaic use.
    Synonyms: take
  • (verb): Have ownership or possession of.
    Example: "How many cars does she have?"
    Synonyms: own, possess
  • (verb): Achieve a point or goal.
    Synonyms: get, make
  • (verb): Cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition.
    Synonyms: get, let
  • (verb): Have as a feature.
    Synonyms: feature
  • (verb): Organize or be responsible for.
    Example: "Have, throw, or make a party"
    Synonyms: hold, throw, make, give
  • (verb): Receive willingly something given or offered.
    Example: "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"
    Synonyms: accept, take
  • (verb): Get something; come into possession of.
    Synonyms: receive
  • (verb): Have a personal or business relationship with someone.
    Example: "Have a postdoc"; "have an assistant"; "have a lover"

Famous quotes containing the word have:

    Let it not your wonder move,
    Less your laughter, that I love.
    Though I now write fifty years,
    I have had, and have, my peers;
    Poets, though divine, are men:
    Some have loved as old again.
    And it is not always face,
    Clothes, or fortune gives the grace,
    Or the feature, or the youth;
    But the language, and the truth,
    With the ardour and the passion,
    Gives the lover weight and fashion.
    Ben Jonson (1572–1637)

    I call on those that call me son,
    Grandson, or great-grandson,
    On uncles, aunts, great-uncles or great-aunts
    To judge what I have done.
    Have I, that put it into words,
    Spoilt what old loins have sent?
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    “Really, friend, I can’t let you. You may need them.”
    “Not till I shrink, when they’ll be out of style.”
    “But really I——I have so many collars.”
    “I don’t know who I rather would have have them.
    They’re only turning yellow where they are.
    But you’re the doctor, as the saying is.
    I’ll put the light out. Don’t you wait for me....”
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)