Having

Definitions

  • "'Be off, or I will have you locked up!'"
    "'Be off, or I will have you locked up!'"
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Having hăv"ĭng Possession; goods; estate. "I 'll lend you something; my having is not much."
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"'I am afraid I have no berth here for you, my lad.'" "'I am afraid I have no berth here for you, my lad.'"
Two children having a picnic Two children having a picnic
Two polar bears with a seal they have caught Two polar bears with a seal they have caught
Have to Remain There Until Spring Opened 183 Have to Remain There Until Spring Opened 183
Sometimes he would have a headache Sometimes he would have a headache
IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN JOSEPH HIMSELF IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN JOSEPH HIMSELF
When the Dogs Have You--2-14-164 When the Dogs Have You--2-14-164
COLUMBUS HAVING TROUBLE WITH HIS SAILORS COLUMBUS HAVING TROUBLE WITH HIS SAILORS

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Mosquitoes have teeth
    • n having The act or state of possessing.
    • n having That which is had or owned; possessions; goods; estate.
    • n having (hā′ ving). Behavior; conduct; especially, good behavior; good manners; good breeding: now usually in the plural.
    • having Covetous; grasping.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: True spiders always have organs for spinning silk known as spinnerets
    • Having act of possessing: possession, estate: behaviour:
    • Having (Scot. esp. in pl.) good manners
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “When rich villains have need of poor ones, poor ones may make what price they will.”
  • Mike Ditka
    Mike Ditka
    “You have to be tough.”
  • Robert Bresson
    Robert Bresson
    “Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.”
  • Lily Tomlin
    Lily%20Tomlin
    “I have always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific.”
  • Abram Sacher
    Abram Sacher
    “We have inherited new difficulties because we have inherited more privileges.”
  • Zig Ziglar
    Zig%20Ziglar
    “If you have enough push, you don't have to worry about the pull.”

Idioms

Have a ball - If you have a ball, you have a great time, a lot of fun.
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Have a bash - If you have a bash at something, you try to do it, especially when there isn't much chance of success.
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Have a blast - It means "to have a lot of fun".
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Have a crack - If you have a crack at something, you try to do it. If someone is attempting to do something and they are unsuccessful, you might say, "Let me have a crack at it" suggesting that you might be successful at performing the task. ('Take a crack' is also used.)
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Have a foot in both camps - Someone who plays a part or who is involved in two different groups of people, opinions, ways of thinking or living, etc, has a foot in both camps.
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Have a go - If you have a go, you try to do something, often when you don't think you have much chance of succeeding.
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Have a heart - If someone has a heart, they arekind and sympathetic. If you say, 'Have a heart' to someone, you are asking them to be understanding and sympathetic.
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Have a ripper - If you have a ripper of a time, you enjoy yourself.
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Have a trick up your sleeve - If you have a trick up your sleeve, you have a secret strategy to use when the time is right.
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Have no truck with - If you have no truck with something or someone, you refuse to get involved with it or them.
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Have someone in your corner - If you have someone in your corner, you have their support or help.
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Have something up your sleeve - If you have something up your sleeve, you have some hidden or secret plan, idea, etc, to use to your advantage when the time is right.
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Have the floor - If someone has the floor, it is their turn to speak at a meeting.
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Have the guts - Someone who has enough courage to do something has the guts to do it.
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Have your cake and eat it too - If someone wants to have their cake and eat it too, they want everything their way, especially when their wishes are contradictory.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. habban, pa.t. hæfde, pa.p. gehæfd; Ger. haben, Dan. have.

Usage

In literature:

I can not say that I have suffered since I have known only physical discomforts.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
And he had been fond of Charlie, and had meant to have him in Ralph's place; my poor boy would have been a rich one if he had lived.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
We have it in the house, but have deferred reading it, having been too busy with the child.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
We waited and waited, but at last it reached us, and we have read it, and since then I have let some days go by through having been unwell.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
He may have been too busy, at times, to give the outlines; and at other times may not have felt like doing it.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
I have ever believed, that had there been no Queen, there would have been no revolution.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The delays which have attended the completion of this object, have been greater than I expected.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
But friends we have, if we have merited them.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
For my part, I should never have been without the fear; night and morning it would always have stood before me; not to be driven away.
"Elster's Folly" by Mrs. Henry Wood
You know I have more money to spend on trinkets than you have.
"Sunrise" by William Black
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In poetry:

Of power! said I? yes! such I ween;
But they have vanish'd long, alas!
The visions of my youth have been-
But let them pass.
"The Happiest Day-The Happiest Hour" by Edgar Allan Poe
And surely you'll have your pint tankard
And surely I'll have mine.
And we'll drink a cup of kindness yet
For days long ago.
"Auld Lang Syne" by Robert Burns
From all thy scenes, I might have gone,
I might in joy have parted,
But since my love remaineth here,
I wander broken-hearted.
"Farewell To Ablemarle" by James Avis Bartley
Of how the months have fled away,
And sunrise hour turned twilight gray,
While we have suffered smilingly
For our Love's sake.
"For Our Love's Sake" by Sophie Margaret Hensley
But weary years, long weary years,
Have come and fled since then;
And I have had my hopes and fears,
Within the streets of men.
"The Old Familiar Ways" by Alexander Anderson
All schools
Have rules
Even those without 'em.
It's the rule of those schools
To have no rules,
That's all there is about 'em.
"Rules" by Eleanor Farjeon

In news:

Now you have to have a license to bounce , so you can't have a criminal record.
Democrats have been having a field day with the cry of "tax cuts for the rich" — for which Republicans seem to have no reply.
When you reach the age of senior citizenry and the children have left the nest, would it not be a dream to have a new home with an attached two-car garage and not have to worry about shoveling the.
When you reach the age of senior citizenry and the children have left the nest, would it not be a dream to have a new home with an attached two-car garage and not have to worry about shoveling the snow in the winter.
I have heard that if you have a click in your hip, you might have "snapping hip".
I have heard that if you have a click in your hip, you might have.
Having been an annual event for four years, volunteers at the mission have witnessed a gradual increase in the number of people who have attended.
Tonight, after the polls have closed and votes have been tallied, Americans will have elected the next president of the United States.
While some, like comedian Rob Delaney, have reacted with rage to the tragic news that Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have split, others have chosen to memorialize the couple's epic 72-day run with a more quiet dignity.
I have lived in Richmond for nearly 50 years and have seldom encountered any such nasty and repulsive odours as we have been enduring in the last few months.
For thirty years, the ladies at this daycare and preschool have been nurturing Alpine's children, and have had the opportunity to see and care for the children of the children that they have cared for.
"At this point no charges have been filed, no arrests have been made and no summonses have been issued".
You may have heard about the new 39 Clues App, may have read our behind-the-scenes blog about it or you may even have seen gameplay video.
But at least we have the internet to scratch the itch I have have to see Mastodon Live.
The crowds have cheered, the tweets have been tweeted, and the photos have been shared.
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In science:

At this point we already know that regular values have one or three pre-images, images of folds have two pre-images and images of cusps have a single pre-image (as in [CD] and [CT]).
Morin singularities and global geometry in a class of ordinary differential operators
Definably compact groups in a variety of settings (o-minimal, P -minimal, metastable) have either been proved to have or are expected to have f sg .
On NIP and invariant measures
The study of the latter has been made possible by using a method where not only have we directly analysed the simulation outputs, but we have also used them to generate virtual astronomical data, which we have then analysed with standard observational analysis procedures.
Is AGN feedback necessary to form red elliptical galaxies?
The first term corresponds to the variables that have ℓ + 1 occurrences before the clause is removed, which afterwards have ℓ occurrences, while the second term corresponds to the variables that have ℓ occurrences before the clause is removed and which afterwards have ℓ − 1 occurrences.
Theoretical analysis of optimization problems - Some properties of random k-SAT and k-XORSAT
In that case we have exactly two possible out-degrees: a few (0.1n) of the vertices have 55 shortcuts, while the rest have just 5.
Decentralized Search with Random Costs
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