(noun, verb)


1. a person who possesses great material wealth

Definition categories: person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul


1. have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense

Similar word(s): hold

Definition categories: possession

2. have as a feature

Similar word(s): feature

Definition categories: stative

3. go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

- have a feeling

Similar word(s): experience, get, receive

Definition categories: perception, undergo

4. have ownership or possession of

- How many cars does she have?

Similar word(s): own, possess

Definition categories: possession

5. cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition

Similar word(s): get, let

Definition categories: change, get, make

6. serve oneself to, or consume regularly

- Have another bowl of chicken soup!

Similar word(s): consume, ingest, take

Definition categories: consumption

7. have a personal or business relationship with someone

- have a postdoc

- have an assistant

- have a lover

Definition categories: social, interact

8. organize or be responsible for

- have, throw, or make a party

Similar word(s): give, hold, make, throw

Definition categories: creation, direct

9. have left

- I have two years left

- I don't have any money left

- They have two more years before they retire

Definition categories: possession

10. be confronted with

- What do we have here?

- Now we have a fine mess

Definition categories: stative

11. undergo

Similar word(s): experience

Definition categories: change

12. suffer from; be ill with

Definition categories: body, hurt, suffer

13. cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

Similar word(s): cause, get, induce, make, stimulate

Definition categories: communication

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!

Similar word(s): accept, take

Definition categories: possession, acquire, get

15. get something; come into possession of

Similar word(s): receive

Definition categories: possession, acquire, get

16. undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)

Similar word(s): get, suffer, sustain

Definition categories: body, experience, get, have, receive

17. achieve a point or goal

Similar word(s): get, make

Definition categories: possession, hit, score, tally

18. cause to be born

Similar word(s): bear, birth, deliver

Definition categories: body, produce

19. have sex with; archaic use

Similar word(s): take

Definition categories: contact, bang, bed, bonk, hump, jazz, know, love, screw

Sentences with have as a verb:

- I have a house and a car.

- Look what I have here — a frog I found on the street!

- I have two sisters.

- I have breakfast at six o'clock.

- Can I have a look at that?

- I'm going to have some pizza and a beer right now.

- I have already eaten today.

- I have to go.

- Note: there's a separate entry for have to.

- The couple always wanted to have children.

- Despite my protestations of love, she would not have me.

- We haven't eaten dinner yet, have we?

- I could have him!

- I'm gonna have you!

- I have no German.

- You had me alright! I never would have thought that was just a joke.