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Definitions of Had

  1. See Have. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. of Have Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Of to have. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. Of have, which see. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. Note.-When used as an auxiliary, the completion of the sense is expressed by the verb which follows: to have a care, to take care; to guard. The phrase, I had rather, is a corruption of I'd rather-that is, I would rather. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. Of have; also used as auxiliary in the past perfect tense. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for Had

  1. I had time to think. – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  2. I suppose you had better go now. – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
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