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English definition of “had”

had

verb (HAVE)    strong /hæd/ weak /həd/ /əd/ (also 'd)
past simple and past participle of have, also used with the past participle of other verbs to form the past perfect: When I was a child I had a dog. No more food please - I've had enough. I had heard/I'd heard they were planning to move to Boston.formal Had I known (= if I had known), I would have come home sooner.
(Definition of had verb (HAVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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