has

[ haz; unstressed huh z, uh z ]
/ hæz; unstressed həz, əz /

verb

a 3rd person singular present indicative of have.

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Definition for has (2 of 4)

Origin of have

before 900; Middle English haven, habben, Old English habban; cognate with German haben, Old Norse hafa, Gothic haban to have; perhaps akin to heave

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1. Have, hold, occupy, own, possess mean to be, in varying degrees, in possession of something. Have, being the most general word, admits of the widest range of application: to have money, rights, discretion, a disease, a glimpse, an idea; to have a friend's umbrella. To hold is to have in one's grasp or one's control, but not necessarily as one's own: to hold stakes. To occupy is to hold and use, but not necessarily by any right of ownership: to occupy a chair, a house, a position. To own is to have the full rights of property in a thing, which, however, another may be holding or enjoying: to own a house that is rented to tenants. Possess is a more formal equivalent for own and suggests control, and often occupation, of large holdings: to possess vast territories.

usage note for have

See of2.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH have

halve have

Definition for has (3 of 4)

ḥā
[ khah ]
/ xɑ /

noun

the sixth letter of the Arabic alphabet, representing a pharyngeal spirant consonant.

Origin of ḥā

From Arabic

Definition for has (4 of 4)

[ hah ]
/ hɑ /

noun

the 26th letter of the Arabic alphabet, representing a glottal spirant consonant sound.

Origin of

From Arabic
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British Dictionary definitions for has (1 of 5)

has
/ (hæz) /

verb

(used with he, she, it, or a singular noun) a form of the present tense (indicative mood) of have

British Dictionary definitions for has (2 of 5)

Ha

abbreviation for

Hawaii

British Dictionary definitions for has (3 of 5)

ha1

hah

/ (hɑː) /

interjection

an exclamation expressing derision, triumph, surprise, etc, according to the intonation of the speaker
(reiterated) a representation of the sound of laughter

British Dictionary definitions for has (4 of 5)

ha2

symbol for

hectare

British Dictionary definitions for has (5 of 5)

have
/ (hæv) /

verb has, having or had (mainly tr)

noun

(usually plural) a person or group of people in possession of wealth, security, etcthe haves and the have-nots

Word Origin for have

Old English habban; related to Old Norse hafa, Old Saxon hebbian, Old High German habēn, Latin habēre
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Idioms and Phrases with has (1 of 2)

has

see under have.

Idioms and Phrases with has (2 of 2)

have

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