Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
Indic. present, I
has; we, ye, they
To hold in possession or control; to own;
To possess, as something which appertains to, is connected with, or affects, one.
hathbubbles, as the water
hada fever late.
To accept possession of; to take or accept.
Break thy mind to me in broken English; wilt thou
To get possession of; to obtain; to get.
To cause or procure to be; to effect; to exact; to desire; to require.
hadthe church accurately described to me.
Sir W. Scott.
haveme turn traitor also?
To bear, as young;
as, she has just.
To hold, regard, or esteem.
Of them shall I be
2 Sam. vi. 22.
To cause or force to go; to take.“The stars have us to bed.”
Herbert.“Have out all men from me.”
2 Sam. xiii. 9.
To take or hold (one’s self); to proceed promptly; – used reflexively, often with ellipsis of the pronoun;
haveafter one; to
haveat one or at a thing, i. e., to aim at one or at a thing; to attack; to
havewith a companion.
To be under necessity or obligation; to be compelled; followed by an infinitive.
has, and will long
have, to be a divider and a separatist.
The laws of philology
haveto be established by external comparison and induction.
haveme, have you not?
To put in an awkward position; to have the advantage of;
as, that is where he.
☞ Have, as an auxiliary verb, is used with the past participle to form preterit tenses; as, I have loved; I shall have eaten. Originally it was used only with the participle of transitive verbs, and denoted the possession of the object in the state indicated by the participle; as, I have conquered him, I have or hold him in a conquered state; but it has long since lost this independent significance, and is used with the participles both of transitive and intransitive verbs as a device for expressing past time. Had is used, especially in poetry, for would have or should have.
Myself for such a face
Syn. – To possess; to own. See
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To possess; to hold in possession or power.
How many loaves have ye? Matt.15.
He that gathered much had nothing over. Ex.16.
I have no Levite to my priest. Judges 17.
To have and to hold, terms in a deed of conveyance.
2.To possess, as something that is connected with, or belongs to one.
Have ye a father? Have ye another brother? Gen.43, and 44.
--Sheep that have no shepherd. l Kings 22.
3.To marry; to take for a wife or husband.
In the resurrection, whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. Matt.22.
4.To hold; to regard. Thus, to have in honor, is to hold in esteem; to esteem; to honor.
To have in derision or contempt, to hold in derision or contempt; to deride; to despise.
5.To maintain; to hold in opinion.
Sometimes they will have them to be the natural heat; sometimes they will have them to be the qualities of the tangible parts.
6.To be urged by necessity or obligation; to be under necessity, or impelled by duty.
I have to visit twenty patients every day.
We have to strive against temptations.
We have to encounter strong prejudices.
The nation has to pay the interest of an immense debt.
7.To seize and hold; to catch. The hound has him. [The original, but now a vulgar use of the word.]
8.To contain. The work has many beauties and many faults.
9.To gain; to procure; to receive; to obtain; to purchase. I had this cloth very cheap.
He has a guinea a month.
He has high wages for his services.
Had rather, denotes wish or preference.
I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God, than dwell in the tents of wickedness. Ps.84.
Is not this phrase a corruption of would rather?
To have after, to pursue. [Not much used, nor elegant.]
To have away, to remove; to take away.
To have at, to encounter; to assail; as, to have at him; to have at you. [Legitimate, but vulgar.]
To enter into competition with; to make trial with.
Dryden uses in a like sense, have with you; but these uses are inelegant.
To have in, to contain.
To have on, to wear; to carry; as raiment or weapons.
He saw a man who had not on a wedding garment. Matt.22.
To have out, to cause to depart. 2 Sam.13.
To have a care, to take care; to be on the guard, or to guard.
To have pleasure,to enjoy.
To have pain, to suffer.
To have sorrow, to be grieved or afflicted.
With would and should.
He would have, he desires to have, or he requires.
He should have, he ought to have.
But the various uses of have in such phrases,and its uses as an auxiliary verb, are fully explained in grammars. As an auxiliary, it assists in forming the perfect tense, as I have formed, thou hast formed, he hath or has formed, we have formed, and the prior-past tense, as I had seen, thou hadst seen, he had seen.