The definition of hast is an old way of saying have or had.
An example of hast is how the writings in the Bible say the word have; thou hast.
Second person singular present tense of have
- (archaic, poetic or regional) second-person singular simple present form of have
- Thou hast lovely eyes!
- Thou hast gone from me.
- Hast is the original second-person singular present tense of to have and is now largely archaic, having been superseded by have. It is still however found in poetry and older works, being used both as a main verb and an auxiliary verb, and is occasionally still heard in certain regional dialects, especially in the north of England. It is perhaps most familiar to modern ears through its extensive use in the Book of Common Prayer of 1662 and the Authorised Version of the Bible, and in other liturgical texts derived from, or influenced by, them. It corresponds to the familiar second-person singular present tense of to have in some other European languages.
From the verb have. Compare German and West Frisian hast.
- What hast thou attained relying on reason only?
- That to as many as Thou hast given Him, He should give eternal life."
- " Jesus saith, Thou hearest with one ear [but the other ear hast thou closed]."
- In forty days they wrote ninety-four books: and it came to pass when the forty days were fulfilled that the Highest spake, saying: the first that thou hast written publish openly that the worthy and unworthy may read it; but keep the seventy last that thou mayst deliver them only to such as be wise among the people; for in them is the spring of understanding, the fountain of wisdom and the stream of knowledge."
- The development of the Basque mining industry is fully described in Las Minas de hierro de la provincia de Vizcaya, progressos realizados en esta region derde 1870 hast y 1899 (Bilbao, 1900).