Have vs. Having

Have vs. Having — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Have and Having

Haveverb

(transitive) To possess, own, hold.

I have a house and a car.Look what I have here — a frog I found on the street!

Havingverb

present participle of have

Haveverb

(transitive) To be related in some way to (with the object identifying the relationship).

I have two sisters.I have a lot of work to do.

Havingnoun

Something owned; possession; goods; estate.

Haveverb

(transitive) To partake of a particular substance (especially a food or drink) or action.

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.

Haveverb

(transitive) To be scheduled to attend or participate in.

What class do you have right now? I have English.Fred won't be able to come to the party; he has a meeting that day.
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Haveverb

(auxiliary verb, taking a past participle) Used in forming the perfect aspect and the past perfect aspect.

I have already eaten today.I had already eaten.

Haveverb

See have to.

I have to go.

Haveverb

(transitive) To give birth to.

The couple always wanted to have children.My wife is having the baby right now!My mother had me when she was 25.

Haveverb

(transitive) To engage in sexual intercourse with.

He's always bragging about how many women he's had.

Haveverb

(transitive) To accept as a romantic partner.

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

Haveverb

To cause to, by a command, request or invitation.

They had me feed their dog while they were out of town.
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Haveverb

To cause to be.

He had him arrested for trespassing.The lecture's ending had the entire audience in tears.

Haveverb

To be affected by an occurrence. (Used in supplying a topic that is not a verb argument.)

The hospital had several patients contract pneumonia last week.I've had three people today tell me my hair looks nice.

Haveverb

To depict as being.

Their stories differed; he said he'd been at work when the incident occurred, but her statement had him at home that entire evening.

Haveverb

Used as interrogative auxiliary verb with a following pronoun to form tag questions. (For further discussion, see "Usage notes" below.)

We haven't eaten dinner yet, have we?Your wife hasn't been reading that nonsense, has she?

Haveverb

To defeat in a fight; take.

I could have him!I'm gonna have you!

Haveverb

(dated) To be able to speak a language.

I have no German.

Haveverb

To feel or be (especially painfully) aware of.

Dan certainly has arms today, probably from scraping paint off four columns the day before.

Haveverb

To be afflicted with, suffer from.

He had a cold last week.

Haveverb

To experience, go through, undergo.

We had a hard year last year, with the locust swarms and all that.He had surgery on his hip yesterday.I'm having the time of my life!

Haveverb

To trick, to deceive.

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

Haveverb

To allow; to tolerate.

The child screamed incessantly for his mother to buy him a toy, but she wasn't having any of it.I asked my dad if I could go to the concert this Thursday, but he wouldn't have it since it's a school night.

Haveverb

To believe, buy, be taken in by.

I made up an excuse as to why I was out so late, but my wife wasn't having any of it.

Haveverb

(transitive) To host someone; to take in as a guest.

Thank you for having me!

Haveverb

(transitive) To get a reading, measurement, or result from an instrument or calculation.

What do you have for problem two?I have two contacts on my scope.

Haveverb

To consider a court proceeding that has been completed; to begin deliberations on a case.

We'll schedule closing arguments for Thursday, and the jury will have the case by that afternoon.

Havenoun

A wealthy or privileged person.

Havenoun

(uncommon) One who has some (contextually specified) thing.

Havenoun

A fraud or deception; something misleading.

They advertise it as a great deal, but I think it's a bit of a have.

Havenoun

a person who possesses great material wealth

Haveverb

have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense;

She has $1,000 in the bankHe has got two beautiful daughtersShe holds a Master's degree from Harvard

Haveverb

have as a feature;

This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France

Haveverb

of mental or physical states or experiences;

get an ideaexperience vertigoget nauseousundergo a strange sensationThe chemical undergoes a sudden changeThe fluid undergoes shearreceive injurieshave a feeling

Haveverb

have ownership or possession of;

He owns three houses in FloridaHow many cars does she have?

Haveverb

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

He got his squad on the ballThis let me in for a big surpriseHe got a girl into trouble

Haveverb

serve oneself to, or consume regularly;

Have another bowl of chicken soup!I don't take sugar in my coffee

Haveverb

have a personal or business relationship with someone;

have a postdochave an assistanthave a lover

Haveverb

organize or be responsible for;

hold a receptionhave, throw, or make a partygive a course

Haveverb

have left;

I have two years leftI don't have any money leftThey have two more years before they retire

Haveverb

be confronted with;

What do we have here?Now we have a fine mess

Haveverb

undergo;

The stocks had a fast run-up

Haveverb

suffer from; be ill with;

She has arthritis

Haveverb

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

The ads induced me to buy a VCRMy children finally got me to buy a computerMy wife made me buy a new sofa

Haveverb

receive willingly something given or offered;

The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughterI won't have this dog in my house!Please accept my present

Haveverb

get something; come into possession of;

receive paymentreceive a giftreceive letters from the front

Haveverb

undergo (as of injuries and illnesses);

She suffered a fracture in the accidentHe had an insulin shock after eating three candy barsShe got a bruise on her legHe got his arm broken in the scuffle

Haveverb

achieve a point or goal;

Nicklaus had a 70The Brazilian team got 4 goalsShe made 29 points that day

Haveverb

give birth (to a newborn);

My wife had twins yesterday!

Haveverb

have sex with; archaic use;

He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable