Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Have"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Start \Start\, n.
1. The act of starting; a sudden spring, leap, or motion,
caused by surprise, fear, pain, or the like; any sudden
motion, or beginning of motion.

The fright awakened Arcite with a start. --Dryden.

2. A convulsive motion, twitch, or spasm; a spasmodic effort.

For she did speak in starts distractedly. --Shak.

Nature does nothing by starts and leaps, or in a
hurry. --L'Estrange.

3. A sudden, unexpected movement; a sudden and capricious
impulse; a sally; as, starts of fancy.

To check the starts and sallies of the soul.

4. The beginning, as of a journey or a course of action;
first motion from a place; act of setting out; the outset;
-- opposed to {finish}.

The start of first performance is all. --Bacon.

I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. --Shak.

{At a start}, at once; in an instant. [Obs.]

At a start he was betwixt them two. --Chaucer.

{To get}, or {have}, {the start}, to before another; to gain
or have the advantage in a similar undertaking; -- usually
with of. ``Get the start of the majestic world.'' --Shak.
``She might have forsaken him if he had not got the start
of her.'' --Dryden.

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

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.

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.

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.

{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

{To have on}, to wear.

{To have to do with}. See under Do, v. t.

Syn: To possess; to own. See {Possess}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : a person who possesses great material wealth [syn: {rich
person}, {wealthy person}]
v 1: have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense:
"She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful
daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"
[syn: {have got}, {hold}]
2: have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous
chefs in France" [syn: {feature}] [ant: {miss}]
3: of mental or physical states or experiences: "get an idea";
"experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "undergo a strange
sensation"; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The
fluid undergoes shear"; "receive injuries"; "have a
feeling" [syn: {experience}, {receive}, {get}, {undergo}]
4: have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in
Florida"; "How many cars does she have?" [syn: {own}, {possess}]
5: be obliged, required, or forced to; "She has to get her
driver's license" [syn: {must}, {have got}, {need}]
6: cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or
condition: "He got his squad on the ball"; "This let me in
for a big surprise"; "He got a girl into trouble" [syn: {get},
7: serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl
of chicken soup!" "I don't take sugar in my coffee" [syn:
{consume}, {ingest}, {take in}, {take}] [ant: {abstain}]
8: have a personal or business relationship with someone; "have
a postdoc"; "have an assistant"; "have a lover"
9: organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception," "have,
throw, or make a party", "give a course", etc. [syn: {hold},
{throw}, {make}, {give}]
10: have left; "I have two years left"; "I don't have any money
left" "They have two more years before they retire"
11: be confronted with: "What do we have here?"; "Now we have a
fine mess"
12: undergo; "The stocks had a fast run-up" [syn: {experience}]
13: suffer from; be ill with; "She has arthritis"
14: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner: "The ads
induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to
buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa" [syn: {induce},
{stimulate}, {cause}, {get}, {make}]
15: receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl
who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't
have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"
[syn: {accept}, {take}] [ant: {refuse}]
16: get something; come into possession of; "receive payment";
"receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front" [syn:
17: undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "She suffered a
fracture in the accident"; "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" [syn: {suffer}, {sustain},
18: achieve a point or goal, as in a sport; "Nicklaus had a 70";
"The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points
that day" [syn: {get}, {make}]
19: give birth (to a newborn); "My wife had twins yesterday!"
[syn: {give birth}, {deliver}, {bear}, {birth}]
20: have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when
she was most vulnerable" [syn: {take}]
21: be likely or probable; "They have to be kidding" [syn: {must}]

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