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


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]

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see haad



  • /hæd/, /h

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Had can have more than one meaning:
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