've

verb

v,
əv
: have
we've been there

Word History

Etymology

by contraction

First Known Use

circa 1576, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of 've was circa 1576

Dictionary Entries Near 've

Cite this Entry

“'ve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%27ve. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

've

verb
v,
əv
: have
we've been there
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