having

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhævɪŋ/
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  • Hyphenation: ha‧ving

Verb[edit]

having

  1. present participle of have

Noun[edit]

having (plural havings)

  1. The act of possessing; ownership.
    • 2002, Ronald Jager, The Development of Bertrand Russell's Philosophy
      He thus came to think of perceiving as a complex of 'havings,' not a complex of 'havings' and 'doings.'
  2. Something owned; possession; goods; estate.
  3. (obsolete) A person's behaviour.
  4. (obsolete, Scotland, chiefly in the plural) Good manners.

Adjective[edit]

having (comparative more having, superlative most having)

  1. (obsolete) Grasping; greedy.
    • 1875, Christ and the people, sermons (page 282)
      The new man in Humanity, which is the communication of the Son of Man Who is the Interceder, is an asking man, although it is not a greedy and a having man.