• "'Be off, or I will have you locked up!'"
    "'Be off, or I will have you locked up!'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v have cause to be born "My wife had twins yesterday!"
    • v have suffer from; be ill with "She has arthritis"
    • v have 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"
    • v have 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"
    • v have undergo "The stocks had a fast run-up"
    • v have 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"
    • v have serve oneself to, or consume regularly "Have another bowl of chicken soup!","I don't take sugar in my coffee"
    • v have have sex with; archaic use "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"
    • v have organize or be responsible for "hold a reception","have, throw, or make a party","give a course"
    • v have go through (mental or physical states or experiences) "get an idea","experience vertigo","get nauseous","receive injuries","have a feeling"
    • v have 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"
    • v have have ownership or possession of "He owns three houses in Florida","How many cars does she have?"
    • v have have left "I have two years left","I don't have any money left","They have two more years before they retire"
    • v have get something; come into possession of "receive payment","receive a gift","receive letters from the front"
    • v have 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"
    • v have achieve a point or goal "Nicklaus had a 70","The Brazilian team got 4 goals","She made 29 points that day"
    • v have have a personal or business relationship with someone "have a postdoc","have an assistant","have a lover"
    • v have have as a feature "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"
    • v have be confronted with "What do we have here?","Now we have a fine mess"
    • n have a person who possesses great material wealth
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

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
When the Dogs Have You--2-14-164 When the Dogs Have You--2-14-164

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mosquitoes have teeth
    • Have To accept possession of; to take or accept. "Break thy mind to me in broken English; wilt thou have me?"
    • Have 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.""The laws of philology have to be established by external comparison and induction."
    • Have To bear, as young; as, she has just had a child.
    • Have To cause or force to go; to take. "The stars have us to bed.""Have out all men from me."
    • Have To cause or procure to be; to effect; to exact; to desire; to require. "I had the church accurately described to me.""Wouldst thou have me turn traitor also?"
    • Have To get possession of; to obtain; to get.
    • Have To hold in possession or control; to own; as, he has a farm.
    • Have To hold, regard, or esteem. "Of them shall I be had in honor."
    • Have To possess, as something which appertains to, is connected with, or affects, one. "The earth hath bubbles, as the water has .""He had a fever late."
    • Have To put in an awkward position; to have the advantage of; as, that is where he had him. "Myself for such a face had boldly died."
    • Have 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.
    • Have To understand. "You have me, have you not?"
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Most snakes have six rows of teeth
    • have To hold, own, or possess as an appurtenance, property, attribute, or quality; hold in possession: as, to have and to hold.
    • have To hold by accepting, receiving, obtaining, gaining, or acquiring in any way; become possessed of or endowed with; be in receipt of; get: as, he has high wages; they have had ten children.
    • have To contain or comprise as an adjunct or component part: as, the work has an index; his wit has a spice of malice.
    • have To hold for use or disposal, actually or potentially; hold the control over or right to: as, to have the floor (in debate); to have the deal (in card-playing); to have authority.
    • have To hold in exercise or consideration; entertain; maintain: as, to have a wish, opinion, or objection; to have a discussion.
    • have To possess knowledge of; be acquainted with; take the meaning of; understand.
    • have To experience; enjoy or suffer; be affected with: as, to have hospitable entertainment; to have a headache; to have one's wish.
    • have To hold in estimation; maintain; regard: followed by in or a clause.
    • have To hold in one's power or at a disadvantage.
    • have To move or remove; cause or compel to move: often reflexive, with the subject or object, or both, unexpressed: as, have it out of sight.
    • have To hold or acknowledge as a duty or necessary thing to do; be under physical or moral compulsion, constraint, necessity, or obligation to do; be obliged: followed by an infinitive with to, with or without a noun or pronoun as object: as, I have a great deal to do; I have to go; he has to refund the money.
    • have To bring into possession or use; procure; provide; take.
    • have To procure or permit to be or to be done; cause, let, allow, etc.: as, to have one's horse shod; I will not have such conduct.
    • have To be: used indefinitely in certain idiomatic expressions and phrases, mentioned below.
    • have An auxiliary forming, with the past participle of the principal verb, the compound tenses of verbs (including have), both transitive and intransitive, sometimes with another auxiliary: as, I have or had done it; he will have departed by that time; you should not have gone. In such cases the word have originally had its proper meaning as a transitive verb, and was so used at first only with another transitive verb, as denoting the possession of the object in the state indicated by the past participle of the latter verb; thus, I have received a letter means literally I possess a letter received. The construction was afterward extended to cases in which the possessor of the object and the performer of the action are not necessarily the same, as in I have written a letter, and to intransitive verbs. In the same way the Latin habere, to have, has come to be used as an auxiliary or merely a formative element in the conjngation of the verb in the Romance languages.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the United States, 80% of households have oatmeal in their kitchen
    • v.t Have hav to own or possess: to hold, contain: to hold control of: to grasp the meaning of: to allow to be done, to cause: to regard, hold in opinion, esteem: to obtain: to enjoy: to bear or beget: to effect: to be affected by: to get the better of, outwit, to have hold upon
    • pr.p Have hav′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. had
    • adj Have greedy.—Have as good, lief, to be as willing
    • ***


  • George Eliot
    “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.”
  • Basil S. Walsh
    Basil S. Walsh
    “What we need is to use what we have.”
  • Albert Camus
    “That must be wonderful; I have no idea of what it means.”
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    “None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.”
  • Grandma Moses
    Grandma Moses
    “If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens.”
  • Zen Saying
    Zen Saying
    “The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.”


Have a ball - If you have a ball, you have a great time, a lot of fun.
Have a bash - If you have a bash at something, you try to do it, especially when there isn't much chance of success.
Have a blast - It means "to have a lot of fun".
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Have a ripper - If you have a ripper of a time, you enjoy yourself.
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.
Have no truck with - If you have no truck with something or someone, you refuse to get involved with it or them.
Have someone in your corner - If you have someone in your corner, you have their support or help.
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.
Have the floor - If someone has the floor, it is their turn to speak at a meeting.
Have the guts - Someone who has enough courage to do something has the guts to do it.
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.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. haven, habben, AS. habben,imperf. hæfde, p. p. gehæfd,); akin to OS. hebbian, D. hebben, OFries. hebba, OHG. habēn, G. haben, Icel. hafa, Sw. hafva, Dan. have, Goth. haban, and prob. to L. habere, whence F. avoir,. Cf. Able Avoirdupois Binnacle Habit


In literature:

I have sixty dwarf trees, five of which have been in eight years, and they have borne six crops of apples.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
Now I have, and I have this house for nearly three years longer.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
We have, in accordance with popular usage, treated the organs of thought as having anatomical relations.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
If they have made you believe that I have any wife but yourself they have made you believe a falsehood.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
During the three days I have spent at Saint-Mande, I confess I have forgotten him completely.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
You have asked me a question, and I have answered it, and I am thankful to you for having asked it.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
We have suffered such immense losses, that we must have peace to recover what we have lost.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
I have known people who found less love in their home than you have done.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
In short I have been reading a good deal since I have been here: but not much in the way of knowledge.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in two volumes, Vol. 1" by Edward FitzGerald
He is about the best friend I have, or am likely to have.
"Molly Bawn" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton

In poetry:

I have not seen,
I have no news of her;
I can tell only
She is not here, but there
She might have been.
"Unknown" by Edward Thomas
"Heed I the noise of viols,
Your pomp of masque and show?
Have I not dawns and sunsets
Have I not winds that blow?
"The Vision Of Echard" by John Greenleaf Whittier
What if, as yet, I have never seen
The true face of the Man!
The named notion may have been
A likeness vague and wan;
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
Three days, three nights I slumbered,
And till I woke again
Those I have loved have sought me,
And sorrowed all in vain.
"The Man Who Trod On Sleeping Grass" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
That years have passed,
You did not think, and
Plovers on the beach
Have ceased to tread - and that's all
That I can see!
"That years have passed," by Ise
An Ape is but a trivial beast,
Men count it light and vain;
But I would let them have their thoughts,
To have my Ape again.
"The Ape" by Charles Lamb

In news:

We as a society still have much work to do to ensure all people are treated fairly and have equal opportunity regardless of the disability a person may have.
I have to think that having two dogs beats having one dog.
According to a Pew survey, one in five young adults between the ages of 18 and 34 have delayed having a child and have also postponed their marriage because of the economic slowdown.
Through conversations that I have had and from some of the questions I have received I have realized that not everybody fully understands what percentage for rain means.
"A lot of the people have these firearms they have purchased but have never used it," Calhoun City Lt Detective Tony Pyle said.
They have no flood insurance, and all of the contractors they have tried to call have been busy with other cleanup efforts.
Furloughs have prevented layoffs and have helped spare city services from major reductions, but some people wonder whether they have turned into a permanent budget fix.
Seven people in one Minnesota family have made the risky decision to have their entire stomachs removed after learning they have a rare genetic condition that causes potentially deadly stomach cancer.
Now that things have settled, I've put together an unofficial list showing where NFC West free agents have visited and which players the division's teams have visited with.
I have had a lot of fun over the last two years having you ring in on the greatest players, coaches, gyms and all of the all-time questions I have posed.
"We have information that suggests that a ferry may have collided with something in the harbor this morning and we have an injured humpback," Ross said.
Tonight was the Have – Have Not competition and nominations… But first we must have some drama of the newbies (Dominic) trying to figure out who voted to evict Keith.
We have all heard about the troubles Bono has been having with The Spiderman Musical, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, but we may have underestimated how much affect it is having on the musician.
With few exceptions, the Wildcats have been less than powerful down through the years and have lost more games than they have won.
"We have a pride of lions, and we have many tigers, we have bobcats and we have cougars," Henry said.

In science:

The price we have to pay for this simplification is that we have to introduce a somewhat arbitrary confining potential, which we take to have a quadratic form.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
If the apparent periodic signal would have been a random fluctuation, there would have been no reason to have larger errors in the random gaps, except from yet another unrelated random fluctuation.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
The S–matrix and transfer matrix ensembles have p = q (ν = 0) and have been written on the corresponding line, while the chiral ensembles may have p > q or p = q .
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
We have taken σpp = 0.005. 2 |m| in ˆT2 , with a On the other hand, we have taken θ = π random number, m, extracted from a Gaussian distribution centered at 1 and having standard deviation σbs = 0.07.
Simulation of quantum random walks using interference of classical field
Suppose now we are given an arbitrary directed graph having a finite or denumerable set of vertices and being such that only a finite number of edges is emitted out of every vertex, not having any sources or sinks, and having (complex) weights attached on its edges.
Bindweeds or random walks in random environments on multiplexed trees and their asympotics