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have

 (hăv)
v. had (hăd), hav·ing, has (hăz)
v.tr.
1.
a. To be in possession of: already had a car.
b. To possess as a characteristic, quality, or function: has a beard; had a great deal of energy.
c. To possess or contain as a constituent part: a car that has air bags.
2. To occupy a particular relation to: had many disciples.
3. To possess knowledge of or facility in: has very little Spanish.
4. To hold in the mind; entertain: had doubts about their loyalty.
5. To use or exhibit in action: have compassion.
6.
a. To come into possession of; acquire: Not one copy of the book was to be had in the entire town.
b. To receive; get: I had a letter from my cousin.
c. To accept; take: I'll have the peas instead of the spinach.
7.
a. To suffer from: have defective vision.
b. To be subject to the experience of: had a difficult time last winter.
8.
a. To cause to do something, as by persuasion or compulsion: had my assistant run the errand.
b. To cause to be in a specified place or state: had the guests in the dining room; had everyone fascinated.
9. To permit; allow: I won't have that kind of behavior in my house.
10. To carry on, perform, or execute: have an argument.
11.
a. To place at a disadvantage: Your opponent in the debate had you on every issue.
b. Informal To get the better of, especially by trickery or deception: They realized too late that they'd been had by a swindler.
c. Informal To influence by dishonest means; bribe: an incorruptible official who could not be had.
12.
a. To procreate (offspring): wanted to have a child.
b. To give birth to; bear: She's going to have a baby.
13. To partake of: have lunch.
14. To be obliged to; must: We simply have to get there on time.
15. To engage in sexual intercourse with.
v.aux.
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: "The gulf widens between the feast of the haves and the famine of the have-nots" (Salman Rushdie).
Phrasal Verbs:
have at
To attack.
have on
1. To wear: had on red shoes.
2. To be scheduled: We have a dinner party on for Friday.
Idioms:
have a mind to
To be inclined to (do something).
had better/best 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.
have done with
To stop; cease: Have done with your quibbling!
have had it Informal
1. To have endured all that one can: I've had it with their delays.
2. To be in a state beyond remedy, repair, or salvage: That coat has had it.
3. To have done everything that is possible or that will be permitted.
have in mind
1. To remember or think of: She has your best interests in mind.
2. To intend or be inclined (to do something): I have in mind to sell the house.
have it
1. To assert; maintain: Rumor has it that he quit.
2. To think and act with respect to (something being considered): Have it your way.
3. To gain a victory in a voice vote: The ayes have it.
have/have got it all over
To be much better than (someone) at a particular endeavor.
have/have got it in for
To act in a hostile manner toward or intend to harm (someone), especially because of a grudge.
have/have got it in (one)
To have the capacity or disposition to (to do something).
have it out
To settle decisively, especially by means of an argument or a discussion.
have/have got nothing on (someone)
1. To fail to be equal or superior to (someone) in a particular way.
2. To know or be able to prove information regarding (someone).
have (something) coming
To deserve what one receives: You had that reprimand coming for a very long time.
have/have got (someone's) back
To protect or shield someone from harm, loss, or danger.
have to do with
To be concerned or associated with.

[Middle English haven, from Old English habban; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]
Usage Note: The idioms had better and had best resemble an auxiliary verb in that their form never changes to show person or tense and that they cannot follow another verb in a phrase. In informal speech, people tend to omit had, especially with had better, as in You better clean up your room! In formal contexts and in writing, however, had should be kept either in full or as a contraction: We had better revise the proposal or We'd better revise the proposal. See Usage Note at rather.
Translations
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Nobody spoke for a minute; then Meg said in an altered tone, "You know the reason Mother proposed not having any presents this Christmas was because it is going to be a hard winter for everyone; and she thinks we ought not to spend money for pleasure, when our men are suffering so in the army.
The clock struck six and, having swept up the hearth, Beth put a pair of slippers down to warm.
Into his mind came the thought that his having been lost and frightened in the darkness was an altogether unimportant matter.
The old man was excited and determined on having his own way.
Yet I can't help being impressed by this," and, having found the article in the magazine to which he referred, he handed it to his chum.
Compared with young men who have only heterosexual contact, those who engage in bisexual behavior have three times the odds of having injected drugs and five times the odds of having had an STD.
a)Carbery medical ltd never having traded, having its registered office at 185 rathmines road lower, Dublin 6 d06yw56 & having its principal place of business at 185 rathmines road lower, Dublin 6 d06yw56 & (b) Bradburn turner & co ltd having its registered office at 94 south mall cork t12ee72 & having its principal place of business at 94 south mall, cork t12ee72 & (c)Pacific advisory ltd having never traded, having its registered office at Arthur cox building, earlsfort terrace, Dublin 2 d02ck83 & having its principal place of business at Arthur cox building, earlsfort terrace, Dublin 2 d02ck83 & (d)ER motors ltd having ceased to trade, having its registered office at unit 2j kerlogue business park, rosslare road, kerlouge, co.
According to the logistic regressions, residence in the Northeast was independently and positively associated with having made a preventive health care visit among all females (adjusted odds ratio, 1.
The likelihood of diagnosis was elevated among participants who reported feeling good about themselves no more than half the time after having sex (odds ratio from univariate analysis, 3.
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Men had an elevated risk of reinfection if, at the initial visit, they reported having multiple sex partners in the prior month or having ever had a partner who exchanged sex for drugs or money; additionally, men aged 25 or younger had a higher risk than older men.
a)Blgs Ltd t/a Stealth Networks never having traded, having its registered office at F12 Maynooth Business Campus, Straffan Road, Maynooth, Co.