AskDefine | Define have

Dictionary Definition

have n : a person who possesses great material wealth [syn: rich person, wealthy person]

Verb

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 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, let]
6 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]
7 have a personal or business relationship with someone; "have a postdoc"; "have an assistant"; "have a lover"
8 organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course" [syn: hold, throw, make, give]
9 have left; "I have two years left"; "I don't have any money left"; "They have two more years before they retire"
10 be confronted with; "What do we have here?"; "Now we have a fine mess"
11 undergo; "The stocks had a fast run-up" [syn: experience]
12 suffer from; be ill with; "She has arthritis"
13 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]
14 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]
15 get something; come into possession of; "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front" [syn: receive]
16 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, get]
17 achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day" [syn: get, make]
18 give birth (to a newborn); "My wife had twins yesterday!" [syn: give birth, deliver, bear, birth]
19 have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable" [syn: take] [also: has, had]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

habban.

Pronunciation

Extensive Definition

The word Possession might refer to:

Metaphysics

  • Spirit possession, belief in the control of the behavior of a living thing or natural object by a spiritual being
  • Demonic possession, belief in the control of a person by the Devil or other malevolent spirit

Entertainment

Law

  • Possession (law), exclusive practical control of a thing, in the context of the legal implications of that control

Linguistics

Geography

See also

have in German: Possession
have in French: Possession
have in Italian: Possession

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

absorb, accept, acquire, admit, affirm, allege, allow, annex, announce, annunciate, appreciate, apprehend, argue, arrange, assert, assever, asseverate, assimilate, assume, aver, avouch, avow, be acquainted with, be apprised of, be aware of, be cognizant of, be confined, be conscious of, be conversant with, be enfeoffed of, be exposed to, be informed, be possessed of, be seized of, be subjected to, be with one, bear, bear a child, bear with, bear young, beat, beget, beguile of, bilk, bind, blink at, boast, bosom, brook, bunco, burn, buy, buy off, calve, carry, cast, catch, catch on, cause, cause to, chalk up, cheat, cherish, chisel, chouse, chouse out of, claim, cling to, clip, cog, cog the dice, cognize, come by, come in for, command, compass, compel, compose, comprehend, comprise, con, conceive, conceptualize, condone, connive at, constrain, contain, contend, countenance, cozen, crib, deceive, declare, defraud, deliver, demand, derive, derive from, diddle, dig, digest, discern, distinguish, do in, do out of, drag down, draw, draw from, drink, drive, drop, eat, embody, embosom, embrace, encompass, encounter, endure, enforce, enjoy, entertain, enunciate, euchre, experience, express, farrow, father, fathom, fawn, feel, fill, finagle, fix, flam, fleece, flimflam, foal, fob, follow, fondle, fool, force, foster, fudge, gain, get, get hold of, get the drift, get the idea, get the picture, give birth, give birth to, go through, gouge, grasp, gull, gyp, harbor, have a baby, have and hold, have coming in, have in hand, have information about, have it taped, have knowledge of, have on, have tenure of, have young, hear of, hocus, hocus-pocus, hold, hold on to, hug, identify, impel, include, induce, indulge, insist, involve, issue a manifesto, keep, ken, kitten, know, know again, labor, labor under, lamb, land, lay down, learn, leave, let, lie in, litter, lubricate, maintain, make, make out, manifesto, master, meet, meet up with, meet with, mulct, must, nail, need, nurse, nurture, oblige, obtain, occupy, organize, ought to, outfox, outreach, outsmart, overlook, overreach, own, pack the deal, partake of, participate in, pass through, pay, peg, perceive, permit, pick up, pigeon, place, possess, practice fraud upon, predicate, prefer to, prehend, prepare, press, proclaim, procure, profess, pronounce, protest, pull down, pup, put, put it, put up with, read, realize, recall knowledge of, receive, recognize, reidentify, require, restrain, retain, rook, run up against, savvy, say, scam, screw, secure, see, seize, seize the meaning, sell gold bricks, sense, set down, set up, shave, shortchange, should, sire, sop, speak, speak out, speak up, spend, spot, square, squat, squat on, stack the cards, stand for, stand on, stand under, state, stick, sting, stomach, submit, subsume, suffer, sustain, swindle, take, take a dive, take in, take on, take over, tamper with, taste, tease, tell, thimblerig, throw, throw a fight, tie, tolerate, travail, treasure, treasure up, trick, undergo, understand, undo, use force upon, usucapt, victimize, whelp, wink at, wot, wot of, yean
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