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Definitions of use

  1. To be accustomed to; to practise customarily; to be wont; to frequent; to inhabit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. The act of employing anything, or of applying it to one's service; the state of being so employed or applied; application; employment; conversion to some purpose; as, the use of a pen in writing; his machines are in general use. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Occasion or need to employ; necessity; as, to have no further use for a book. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Continued or repeated practice; customary employment; usage; custom; manner; habit. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Common occurrence; ordinary experience. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The special form of ritual adopted for use in any diocese; as, the Sarum, or Canterbury, use; the Hereford use; the York use; the Roman use; etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The premium paid for the possession and employment of borrowed money; interest; usury. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The benefit or profit of lands and tenements. Use imports a trust and confidence reposed in a man for the holding of lands. He to whose use or benefit the trust is intended shall enjoy the profits. An estate is granted and limited to A for the use of B. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. A stab of iron welded to the side of a forging, as a shaft, near the end, and afterward drawn down, by hammering, so as to lengthen the forging. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To make use of; to convert to one's service; to avail one's self of; to employ; to put a purpose; as, to use a plow; to use a chair; to use time; to use flour for food; to use water for irrigation. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To behave toward; to act with regard to; to treat; as, to use a beast cruelly. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To practice customarily; to make a practice of; as, to use diligence in business. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The benefit or profit of lands and tenements. imports a trust and confidence reposed in a man for the holding of lands. He to whose use or benefit the trust is intended shall enjoy the profits. An estate is granted and limited to A for the use of B. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To accustom; to habituate; to render familiar by practice; to inure; - employed chiefly in the passive participle; as, men used to cold and hunger; soldiers used to hardships and danger. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To employ; to apply to a special purpose; for a time, as property; to treat; to make accustomed: chiefly in the passive voice and followed by to; as, the dog is used to kind treatment. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To put to some purpose: to avail one's self of: to habituate: to treat or behave toward. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To put to a purpose; employ; avail one's self of; consume; habituate; treat. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To make use of; put into practise; treat; accustom. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. To be wont or accustomed; to be in the habit or practice; as, he used to ride daily; - now disused in the present tense, perhaps because of the similarity in sound, between use to, and used to. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To be accustomed to go; to frequent; to inhabit; to dwell; - sometimes followed by of. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To be accustomed: only in past; as, they used to go to the mountains. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage; "She uses her influential friends to get jobs"; "The president's wife used her good connections" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. habitually do something (use only in the past tense); "She used to call her mother every week but now she calls only occasionally"; "I used to get sick when I ate in that dining hall"; "They used to vacation in the Bahamas" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. To make use of or employ; to waste or exhaust by employment; to accustom; to habituate; to treat; to practise systematically. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To employ; to apply or handle for some purpose; to consume to accustom; to render familiar by practice; to be accustomed; to be wont. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. Using. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. a particular service; "he put his knowledge to good use"; "patrons have their uses" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. Custom. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Serviceableness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. The act of employing something; state of being employed; application of anything to a particular purpose; employment; custom or practice; practical worth; treatment; reason for employing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. Act of using or putting to a purpose: convenience: employment: need: advantage: practice: custom. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. Act of using; employment; need; advantage; practice; custom. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. The act of using; application to an end. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. Necessity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. Purpose; employment; application of anything to a purpose, good or bad; utility; occasion to employ; continued practice; premium paid for borrowed money; the benefit or profit of lands and tenements. In use, in employment; in customary practice or observance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. State of being employed to any purpose; occasion or need to employ; the quality which makes a thing proper for a purpose; benefit; advantage; habit; in law, profit; benefit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  40. Used. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for use

  1. Of what use would it be to me? – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. I shall be glad to use it. – The Valley of the Giants by Peter B. Kyne
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