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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Have  \Have\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Had};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Having}.  Indic.  present,  I  {have},  thou  {hast},  he  {has}; 
  we  ye  they  {have}.]  [OE.  haven,  habben  AS  habben  (imperf. 
  h[ae]fde,  p.  p.  geh[ae]fd);  akin  to  OS  hebbian,  D.  hebben, 
  OFries  hebba  OHG.  hab?n,  G.  haben,  Icel.  hafa,  Sw  hafva 
  Dan.  have  Goth.  haban,  and  prob.  to  L.  habere  whence  F. 
  avoir.  Cf  {Able},  {Avoirdupois},  {Binnacle},  {Habit}.] 
  1.  To  hold  in  possession  or  control;  to  own  as  he  has  a 
  farm. 
 
  2.  To  possess,  as  something  which  appertains  to  is  connected 
  with  or  affects,  one 
 
  The  earth  hath  bubbles,  as  the  water  has  --Shak. 
 
  He  had  a  fever  late.  --Keats. 
 
  3.  To  accept  possession  of  to  take  or  accept 
 
  Break  thy  mind  to  me  in  broken  English;  wilt  thou 
  have  me?  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  get  possession  of  to  obtain;  to  get  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  cause  or  procure  to  be  to  effect;  to  exact;  to  desire; 
  to  require. 
 
  It  had  the  church  accurately  described  to  me  --Sir 
  W.  Scott. 
 
  Wouldst  thou  have  me  turn  traitor  also?  --Ld. 
  Lytton. 
 
  6.  To  bear,  as  young;  as  she  has  just  had  a  child. 
 
  7.  To  hold  regard,  or  esteem. 
 
  Of  them  shall  I  be  had  in  honor.  --2  Sam.  vi 
  22. 
 
  8.  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. 
 
  9.  To  take  or  hold  (one's  self);  to  proceed  promptly;  --  used 
  reflexively,  often  with  ellipsis  of  the  pronoun;  as  to 
  have  after  one  to  have  at  one  or  at  a  thing  i.  e.,  to 
  aim  at  one  or  at  a  thing  to  attack;  to  have  with  a 
  companion.  --Shak. 
 
  10.  To  be  under  necessity  or  obligation;  to  be  compelled; 
  followed  by  an  infinitive. 
 
  Science  has  and  will  long  have  to  be  a  divider 
  and  a  separatist.  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  The  laws  of  philology  have  to  be  established  by 
  external  comparison  and  induction.  --Earle. 
 
  11.  To  understand. 
 
  You  have  me  have  you  not?  --Shak. 
 
  12.  To  put  in  an  awkward  position;  to  have  the  advantage  of 
  as  that  is  where  he  had  him  [Slang] 
 
  Note:  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  had  boldly  died. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  {To  have  a  care},  to  take  care  to  be  on  one's  guard. 
 
  {To  have  (a  man)  out},  to  engage  one  in  a  duel. 
 
  {To  have  done}  (with).  See  under  Do  v.  i. 
 
  {To  have  it  out},  to  speak  freely;  to  bring  an  affair  to  a 
  conclusion. 
 
  {To  have  on},  to  wear. 
 
  {To  have  to  do  with}.  See  under  Do  v.  t. 
 
  Syn:  To  possess;  to  own  See  {Possess}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Having  \Hav"ing\,  n. 
  Possession;  goods;  estate. 
 
  I  'll  lend  you  something  my  having  is  not  much 
  --Shak. 




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