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If I had one piece of advice for people - if they are cooking from the Alinea cookbook, the Betty Crocker cookbook or the back of the box - read through the entire recipe first before reaching for any ingredients, and then read again and execute the directions.
Grant Achatz

Meaning of "had" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HAD

had  [hæd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HAD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Had is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb had in English.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO HAD

PRESENT

Present
I have
you have
he/she/it has
we have
you have
they have
Present continuous
I am having
you are having
he/she/it is having
we are having
you are having
they are having
Present perfect
I have had
you have had
he/she/it has had
we have had
you have had
they have had
Present perfect continuous
I have been having
you have been having
he/she/it has been having
we have been having
you have been having
they have been having
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I had
you had
he/she/it had
we had
you had
they had
Past continuous
I was having
you were having
he/she/it was having
we were having
you were having
they were having
Past perfect
I had had
you had had
he/she/it had had
we had had
you had had
they had had
Past perfect continuous
I had been having
you had been having
he/she/it had been having
we had been having
you had been having
they had been having
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will have
you will have
he/she/it will have
we will have
you will have
they will have
Future continuous
I will be having
you will be having
he/she/it will be having
we will be having
you will be having
they will be having
Future perfect
I will have had
you will have had
he/she/it will have had
we will have had
you will have had
they will have had
Future perfect continuous
I will have been having
you will have been having
he/she/it will have been having
we will have been having
you will have been having
they will have been having
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would had
you would had
he/she/it would had
we would had
you would had
they would had
Conditional continuous
I would be having
you would be having
he/she/it would be having
we would be having
you would be having
they would be having
Conditional perfect
I would have had
you would have had
he/she/it would have had
we would have had
you would have had
they would have had
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been having
you would have been having
he/she/it would have been having
we would have been having
you would have been having
they would have been having
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you have
we let´s have
you have
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to have
Past participle
had
Present Participle
having
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HAD

hacqueton
had best
had better
had rather
hadal
hadarim
hadaway
haddie
haddock
hade
Hadean
hadedah
Haden
Hades
Hadhramaut
Hadith
hadj
hadji
Hadlee
hadn´t

WORDS THAT END LIKE HAD

ad
ahead
bad
cad
dad
dead
download
glad
head
Hyderabad
instead
iPad
lead
load
mad
overhead
pad
quad
read
reload

Synonyms and antonyms of had in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HAD»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «had» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of had

Translation of «had» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HAD

Find out the translation of had to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of had from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «had» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tenido
570 millions of speakers

English

had
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

था
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

было
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

teve
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ছিল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

eu
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Telah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hatte
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

持っていた
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

했다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இருந்தது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

होते
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vardı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

aveva
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

miał
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

було
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a avut
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

είχε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

moes
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hade
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hadde
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of had

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HAD»

The term «had» is very widely used and occupies the 630 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HAD» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «had» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «had» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about had

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «HAD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word had.
1
Grant Achatz
If I had one piece of advice for people - if they are cooking from the Alinea cookbook, the Betty Crocker cookbook or the back of the box - read through the entire recipe first before reaching for any ingredients, and then read again and execute the directions.
2
Edward St Aubyn
Proust is a hero of mine. I read 'A la recherche' in one go, and I'm a very slow reader. It had an astonishing impact, reading it on my own and being my main company. I think Proust is the most intelligent person to ever have written a novel.
3
Bob Barker
Nothing gives me quite so much joy as when people tell me they've had their pets spayed or neutered.
4
Courtney Barnett
I hate going anywhere. I'm really excited to travel and play all these different places, but if I had it my way, I would stay inside, maybe go to the back garden or walk around the corner to the shops. That's it.
5
Buffalo Bill
I had many enemies among the Sioux; I would be running considerable risk in meeting them.
6
Chaz Bono
Around 2001, I started analyzing lesbians. I started to realize that even really butch-acting or -dressing women still had a strong female identity that I never had.
7
Rick Bragg
The best writers who have put pen to paper have often had a journalism background.
8
Tony Buzan
As a very small boy, my passion was nature, and I had pets - cats, a dog and a bunny rabbit - and I wrote a very small book called 'My Pets,' filled with their photographs and a discussion about my pets and how much I loved them... That was my first book.
9
Benjamin N. Cardozo
The work of deciding cases goes on every day in hundreds of courts throughout the land. Any judge, one might suppose, would find it easy to describe the process which he had followed a thousand times and more. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
10
Richard Carmona
I've had opportunities before to run for office - the Republicans recruited me when I was surgeon general, to run for Congress, to run against Gov. Napolitano. But I didn't feel it was my calling... I felt, 'Well, I'm flattered, but I really would rather stay and be the doctor of the nation and stay as surgeon general.'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HAD»

Discover the use of had in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to had and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To
It could be that not sleeping is only part of what Eric's capable of, and the truth is both better and worse than they could ever imagine. From the Trade Paperback edition.
DC Pierson, 2010
2
I Had a Black Dog: His Name was Depression
Black Dog is shorthand for a disease the millions of people suffer from - depression.
‎2005
3
I Never Knew I Had A Choice: Explorations in Personal Growth
The text explores choosing a personal style of learning, the effects of childhood and adolescence experiences on current behavior, meeting the challenges of adulthood and autonomy, and many other issues related to personal growth and ...
Gerald Corey, Marianne Corey, 2013
4
The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success ...
From The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari author comes an inspiring parable about the skills needed to excel in career and life.
Robin Sharma, 2010
5
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Everyone knows the story of Mary and her little lamb with fleece as white as snow. But what happens one day when the lamb decides to go off alone?
‎2003
6
If You Want Something You Never Had Then Do Something You ...
Stories do for the soul what medicine does for the body. This maxim comes to life in this book. Short stories of wisdom can sometimes cause an 'Aha Effect' faster than lengthy discussions and analyses.
Nossrat Peseschkian, 2013
7
Justin Morgan Had A Horse
An unusual work horse, raised in Vermont and known originally as "Little Bub," becomes the sire of a famous American breed and takes the name of his owner -- Justin Morgan.
Marguerite Henry, 2002
8
I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography of Jackie Robinson
I Never Had It Made is Robinson's own candid, hard-hitting account of what it took to become the first black man in history to play in the major leagues.
Jackie Robinson, Alfred Duckett, 2013
9
I Had a Ball: My Friendship with Lucille Ball
"Knowing how much Mom liked Michael Stern, I knew his book would be honest-and it is. "I HAD A BALL" is full of stories no one but Michael would know. His friendship with Mom is evident on every page. A good read. Thank you Michael.
Michael Z. Stern, 2011
10
Words Were All We Had: Becoming Biliterate Against the Odds
This engaging collection examines the personal narratives of a select group of well-respected educators who attained biliteracy when they were young students, and in the era before bilingual education.
María de la Luz Reyes

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HAD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term had is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Jon Walter: I had an idea, a scene of a boy believing he'd been …
As a young teen it was the musician Gil Scott Heron. From the age of about 14, I used to get the 73 bus up to the Hammersmith Odeon and I ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
With man's arrest, a kidnapping case dismissed as hoax bubbles up …
Four months ago, 29-year-old Denise Huskins turned up in Huntington Beach, saying she had been kidnapped from her home here and held ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
3
Teen Ryan Redfern had half skull removed in coma week quad bike …
Last summer, Ryan had surgery to rebuild his skull with 60 staples in his head. He has been left with a scar from ear to ear, and a small ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
4
Demaryius Thomas' mother one of 46 inmates who had sentences …
Now her sentence, which had been set to run through 2017, will expire on Nov. 10, 2015. Obama wrote a personal letter to each of the 46 ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
5
Police officer had sex with prostitute after she was arrested in brothel …
A police officer had sex with a prostitute after taking part on a raid at her apartment because it was being used as a brothel, it has emerged. «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
6
Are Karrueche Tran, Chris Brown Back Together? Ex-Lovers Had
“Chris and Karrueche had a secret date on Saturday night,” a source told Hollywood Life. “Chris sent his driver to pick her up at 7pm on July 11 ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
7
The investors who passed on Airbnb's seed funding had their reasons
Over the weekend, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky shared some of the rejection letters he received in 2008 when the company was raising a ... «Quartz, Jul 15»
8
Police: Whitefish Bay officer shoots man that had knives
WHITEFISH BAY, Wis. (AP) — Police in the Milwaukee County community of Whitefish Bay say an officer has shot and wounded a man that had ... «Winona Daily News, Jul 15»
9
Woman who developed narcolepsy after swine flu jab had 'no …
Emma Sutton, sister of Katie Clack, said narcolepsy turned Katie's life into a terrible struggle. Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
10
Nicky Hager knew information given to him by the hacker 'Rawshark …
Nicky Hager knew information given to him by a hacker had been taken illegally, the Crown has argued. The Dirty Politics author and ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»

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