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Definitions of useful

  1. Usefulness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. of great importance or use or service; "useful information"; "valuable advice" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. capable of being turned to use or account; "useful applications of calculus" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Full of use, advantage, or profit; producing, or having power to produce, good; serviceable for any end or object; helpful toward advancing any purpose; beneficial; profitable; advantageous; as, vessels and instruments useful in a family; books useful for improvement; useful knowledge; useful arts. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Full of practical worth, profit, or advantage; beneficial. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Full of use or advantage: able to do good: serviceable. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Serviceable; advantageous. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Serving a use or purpose; beneficial. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Producing or having power to produce good; beneficial; profitable; helpful. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Conducive to any end; suited or adapted to the purpose; profitable; serviceable. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for useful

  1. It is better to use the strength you have, in a quiet useful way, than to sigh after the possession of a giant's power. – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  2. I'd like to be useful – A College Girl by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey