What is the meaning of have?

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  • Have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense.
    • usage: "She has $1, 000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"
  • Have as a feature.
    • usage: "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"
  • Go through (mental or physical states or experiences. )
    • usage: "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"
  • Have ownership or possession of.
    • usage: "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have"
  • Cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition.
    • usage: "He got his squad on the ball"; "This let me in for a big surprise"; "He got a girl into trouble"
  • Serve oneself to, or consume regularly.
    • usage: "Have another bowl of chicken soup"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
  • Have a personal or business relationship with someone.
    • usage: "have a postdoc"; "have an assistant"; "have a lover"
  • Organize or be responsible for.
    • usage: "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
  • Have left.
    • usage: "I have two years left"; "I don't have any money left"; "They have two more years before they retire"
  • Be confronted with.
    • usage: "What do we have here"; "Now we have a fine mess"
  • Undergo.
    • usage: "The stocks had a fast run-up"
  • Suffer from; be ill with.
    • usage: "She has arthritis"
  • Cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner.
    • usage: "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"
  • Receive willingly something given or offered.
    • usage: "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"
  • Get something; come into possession of.
    • usage: "receive payment"; "receive a gift"; "receive letters from the front"
  • Undergo (as of injuries and illnesses. )
    • usage: "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"
  • Achieve a point or goal.
    • usage: "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day"
  • Cause to be born.
    • usage: "My wife had twins yesterday"
  • Have sex with; archaic use.
    • usage: "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"
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APAWordNet. (2010). have. Retrieved January 18, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/have/definitions/1284276
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "have" http://smartdefine.org/have/definitions/1284276 (accessed January 18, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, have, Smart Define, viewed 18 January, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/have/definitions/1284276>.
MLAWordNet. "have" 23 October 2010. Web. 18 January 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/have/definitions/1284276>
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