have

have
have VERB (has; past and past part. had) 1) possess, own, or hold. 2) experience; undergo: have difficulty. 3) be able to make use of. 4) (have to) be obliged to; must. 5) perform the action indicated by the noun specified: he had a look round. 6) demonstrate (a personal attribute). 7) suffer from (an illness or disability). 8) cause to be in a particular state. 9) cause to be done for one by someone else. 10) place, hold, or keep in a particular position. 11) be the recipient or host of. 12) eat or drink. 13) (not have) refuse to tolerate. 14) (be had) informal be cheated or deceived.
AUXILIARY VERB used with a past participle to form the perfect, pluperfect, and future perfect tenses, and the conditional mood.
NOUN (usu. in phrase the haves and the have-nots) informal people with plenty of money.
have had it — Cf. ↑have had it
have (got) it in for — Cf. ↑have it in for
have it out — Cf. ↑have it out
have on — Cf. ↑have on
have up — Cf. ↑have up
ORIGIN Old English.

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