have [had, had'nt, had'st, hadst, has, has'nt, hast, hath, hav'nt] v

OE habban; lexical or principal verb.

  1. Eat; drink; imbibe.
  2. Be subject to; be subservient to; be subordinate to; [fig.] adore; honor; attend to; listen to.
  3. Receive; experience; encounter; find.
  4. Know; comprehend; understand; be an expert in.
  5. Possess; own as property; keep at hand.
  6. Display; show as an identifying quality; exhibit as a figurative feature.
  7. Retain as a component; include as a constituent part.
  8. Need; want; be obligated; sense a duty; feel a necessity.
  9. Bear; carry; bring; provide.
  10. Participate in.
  11. Hold in the hand; be equipped with.
  12. Gain; obtain; procure; receive into possession.
  13. Entertain; maintain; keep in the mind.
  14. Win; pass; gain superiority over.
  15. Experience; portray; be affected with.
  16. Be related to; find meaning in; be willing to live for.
  17. Phrase. “have done”: cease; desist; make an end.
  18. Phrase. “had rather”: definitely prefer; really wish to.
  19. Phrase. “have on”: wear; be adorned with.
  20. Phrase. “had as lief”: would prefer; desire in contrast that.
  21. Phrase. “what had they to do with us”: what do they hold in common with us; how are they related to us; why are they associated with us; why would they be interested in us.
  22. Phrase. “have no part”: do not share; retain no portion.

have [had, had'st, has, hast, hath, having, hav'nt] v

OE habban; auxiliary or modal.

  1. [Present perfect.]
  2. [Have + gerund.]
  3. [Subjunctive] if.
  4. [Past perfect.]
  5. [Subjunctive possessive.]
  6. [Had + infinitive] be obligated.
  7. Phrase. “Have to” [periphrastic modal]: must; should; ought to.
  8. Phrase. “Hav'nt You”: have you not? [negated tag question for affirmative emphasis] surely; certainly you have.