The Bible

Bible Usage:

  • had used 2,028 times.
  • hadst used 22 times.


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HAD, preterit tense and participle passive of have; contracted from Sax.haefd, that is, haved; as, I had; I have had In the phrase, 'I had better go, ' it is supposed that had is used for would; 'I'd better go.' The sense of the phrase is, 'it would be better for me to go.'