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Definition of "have" [have]

  • To be in possession of: already had a car. (verb-transitive)
  • To possess as a characteristic, quality, or function: has a beard; had a great deal of energy. (verb-transitive)
  • To possess or contain as a constituent part: a car that has air bags. (verb-transitive)
  • To occupy a particular relation to: had many disciples. (verb-transitive)
  • To possess knowledge of or facility in: has very little Spanish. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "have" in a sentence
  • "I know I have a personal interest in this being an editor but I *have* to take issue with the title here."
  • "Homer: Uh, Lisa, the whole reason we have elected officials is so we don't _have_ to think all the time."
  • "We have already discarded (I hope) It's (fill in a name) 's fault and Why the hell don't we have________!?"