had

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had

  1. simple past tense and past participle of have
    • 1814, Jane Austen, Mansfield Park:
      About thirty years ago, Miss Maria Ward of Huntingdon, with only seven thousand pounds, had the good luck to captivate Sir Thomas Bertram, of Mansfield Park, in the county of Northampton [].
  2. (auxiliary) Used to form the pluperfect tense, expressing a completed action in the past (+ past participle).
    • 2011, Ben Cooper, The Guardian, 15 April:
      Cooper seems an odd choice, but imagine if they had taken MTV's advice and chosen Robert Pattinson?
  3. (auxiliary, now rare) As past subjunctive: ‘would have’.
    • 1499, John Skelton, The Bowge of Courte:
      To holde myne honde, by God, I had grete payne; / For forthwyth there I had him slayne, / But that I drede mordre wolde come oute [].
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.4:
      Julius Cæsar had escaped death, if going to the Senate-house, that day wherein he was murthered by the Conspirators, he had read a memorial which was presented unto him.
    • 1849, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam, 24:
      If all was good and fair we met, / This earth had been the Paradise / It never look’d to human eyes / Since our first Sun arose and set.

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Had, like that, is one of a very few words to be correctly used twice in succession in English, e.g. He had had several operations previously.

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had

  1. preterite of ; had

Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *sato-, from *sh₁-tó-, past participle of Proto-Indo-European *seh₁- (to sow). Cognate with English seed.

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had ?

  1. (botany) seed

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *gadъ.

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had m

  1. snake

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hatr, from Proto-Germanic *hataz, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱeh₂d- (hate), *ḱād-.

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had n (singular definite hadet, not used in plural form)

  1. hate, hatred

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had

  1. Imperative of hade.

Dutch[edit]

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had

  1. singular past indicative of hebben

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same Proto-Finno-Ugric root *kunta as Finnish kunta.

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had (plural hadak)

  1. (military) army

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Jersey Dutch[edit]

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had

  1. had
    • 1912, Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsche taal— en letterkunde, volumes 31-32, page 309:
      En kääd'l had twî jongers; []
      A man had two sons. []

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had

  1. past tense of ha

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *haiduz (state, condition, rank, person). Akin to Old Norse heiðr (dignity, honor), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌹𐌳𐌿𐍃 (haidus, manner).

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hād m

  1. person, individual; character
  2. individuality
  3. rank, order; degree
  4. honor, dignity
  5. office (esp religious)
  6. state, condition; nature, manner
  7. sex, gender
  8. race; kindred, family; tribe, group
  9. choir

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Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *gadъ.

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had m (genitive singular hada, nominative plural hady), declension pattern dub

  1. snake, serpent

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Arabic حَدّ (ḥadd).

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had (definite accusative [[{{{1}}}#Turkish|{{{1}}}]], plural [[{{{2}}}#Turkish|{{{2}}}]])

  1. limit
  2. boundary

Upper Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *gadъ.

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had m

  1. snake, serpent

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *sato-, from *sh₁-tó-, past participle of Proto-Indo-European *seh₁- (to sow). Cognate with English seed.

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had m (collective, singulative hedyn, plural hadau)

  1. (botany) seed, seeds (collectively)