Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a person who possesses great material wealth
  2. (verb, body) cause to be born
  3. (verb, body) suffer from; be ill with
  4. (verb, body) undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
    He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars
    She got a bruise on her leg
    He got his arm broken in the scuffle
  5. (verb, change) cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition
    This let me in for a big surprise
    He got a girl into trouble
  6. (verb, change) undergo
  7. (verb, communication) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
    My children finally got me to buy a computer
    My wife made me buy a new sofa
  8. (verb, consumption) serve oneself to, or consume regularly
    I don't take sugar in my coffee
  9. (verb, contact) have sex with; archaic use
  10. (verb, creation) organize or be responsible for
    have, throw, or make a party
    give a course
  11. (verb, perception) go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
    experience vertigo
    get nauseous
    receive injuries
    have a feeling
  12. (verb, possession) have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    He has got two beautiful daughters
    She holds a Master's degree from Harvard
  13. (verb, possession) have ownership or possession of
    How many cars does she have?
  14. (verb, possession) have left
    I don't have any money left
    They have two more years before they retire
  15. (verb, possession) get something; come into possession of
    receive a gift
    receive letters from the front
  16. (verb, possession) receive willingly something given or offered
    I won't have this dog in my house!
    Please accept my present
  17. (verb, possession) achieve a point or goal
    The Brazilian team got 4 goals
    She made 29 points that day
  18. (verb, social) have a personal or business relationship with someone
    have an assistant
    have a lover
  19. (verb, stative) have as a feature
  20. (verb, stative) be confronted with
    Now we have a fine mess

via WordNet, Princeton University

Antonyms of Have


Alternate forms of Have

Derivations: have

Hyponyms: abound, accept, admit, adopt, affluent, bear, billionaire, boast, booze, borrow, break down, break up, brim, bring, bristle, burst, calve, cannibalise, cannibalize, carry, collapse, combine, compel, crack, crack up, cramp, crock up, croesus, cub, decide, do drugs, drink, drop, drug, eat, encounter, encourage, exert, expect, farrow, fat cat, fawn, feature, feed, fence, fill, foal, fuddle, gestate, get, get down, give off, graduate, habituate, have, have a bun in the oven, have young, hit, hold, hold on, honor, honour, horripilate, hustle, imbibe, imply, inherit, inspire, instigate, involve, keep, kitten, lamb, lead, leave, let, litter, maintain, man of means, meet, millionaire, millionairess, monopolise, monopolize, multi-billionaire, obligate, oblige, pack, partake, persuade, pig, plutocrat, possess, prepossess, prompt, pup, read, receive, replete, rich man, sample, sate, satiate, say, smoke, solicit, sop up, sport, star, stock, stockpile, suborn, suck in, suffer, sup, sustain, swallow, take, take in, take on, take over, take up, taste, touch, try, try out, twin, unite, use, wealthy man, wear, welcome, whelp, wield

Hypernyms: acquire, bang, be intimate, bed, bonk, bring forth, change, direct, do it, eff, experience, fuck, get, get it on, get laid, have, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, hit, hump, hurt, individual, interact, jazz, know, lie with, love, make, make love, make out, mortal, person, produce, rack up, receive, roll in the hay, score, screw, sleep together, sleep with, somebody, someone, soul, suffer, tally, undergo

Origin of the word Have

  1. O.E. habban "to own, possess," from P.Gmc. *khaf- (cf. O.N. hafa, O.S. hebbjan, O.Fris. habba, Ger. haben, Goth. haban "to have"), from PIE *kap- "to grasp" (see capable). Not related to L. habere, despite similarity in form and sense; the L. cognate is capere "seize." O.E. second person singular present h… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Have

h.p., haifa, hap, happy, hb, heap, heap up, heave, heave up, heavy, hebe, hebei, hefa, hep, hevea, hf, hi-fi, hip, hip-hop, hippie

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