Definitions of use

  1.   put into service make work or employ something for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose use your head we only use Spanish at home I can't make use of this tool Apply a magnetic field here This thinking was applied to many projects How do you utilize this tool I apply this rule to get good results use the plastic bags to store the food He doesn't know how to use a computer
  2.   avail oneself to apply a principle practice a religion use care when going down the stairs use your common sense practice non violent resistance
  3.   economics the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing the consumption of energy has increased steadily
  4.   the act of using he warned against the use of narcotic drugs skilled in the utilization of computers
  5.   law the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property we were given the use of his boat
  6.   what something is used for the function of an auger is to bore holes ballet is beautiful but what use is it
  7.   a pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair long use had hardened him to it
  8.   take or consume regularly or habitually She uses drugs rarely
  9.   exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage his manipulation of his friends was scandalous
  10.   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
  11.   a particular service he put his knowledge to good use patrons have their uses
  12.   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
  13.   use up consume fully The legislature expended its time on school questions
  14.   Custom
  15.   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
  16.   Occasion or need to employ necessity as to have no further use for a book
  17.   Yielding of service advantage derived capability of being used usefulness utility
  18.   Continued or repeated practice customary employment usage custom manner habit
  19.   Common occurrence ordinary experience
  20.   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
  21.   The premium paid for the possession and employment of borrowed money interest usury
  22.   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
  23.   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
  24.   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
  25.   To behave toward to act with regard to to treat as to use a beast cruelly
  26.   To practice customarily to make a practice of as to use diligence in business
  27.   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
  28.   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
  29.   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
  30.   To be accustomed to go to frequent to inhabit to dwell sometimes followed by of
  31.   Serviceableness
  32.   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
  33.   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
  34.   To be accustomed only in past as they used to go to the mountains
  35.   Used
  36.   Using
  37.   To put to some purpose to avail one's self of to habituate to treat or behave toward
  38.   To be accustomed
  39.   Act of using or putting to a purpose convenience employment need advantage practice custom
  40.   Act of using employment need advantage practice custom
  41.   To put to a purpose employ avail one's self of consume habituate treat
  42.   To make use of put into practise treat accustom
  43.   The act of using application to an end
  44.   Necessity
  45.   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
  46.   To make use of or employ to waste or exhaust by employment to accustom to habituate to treat to practise systematically
  47.   To be accustomed to to practise customarily to be wont to frequent to inhabit
  48.   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
  49.   To employ to apply or handle for some purpose to consume to accustom to render familiar by practice to be accustomed to be wont

Quotes of use

  1. It's inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially – Lauren Bacall
  2. Houses are built to live in and not to look on therefore let use be preferred before uniformity – Francis Bacon
  3. The Christian use of religion as a personal love affair both shocked me and attracted me – Lionel Blue
  4. Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create They don't know how to use their energy creatively so they do the opposite and destroy – Anthony Burgess
  5. The second thing we did was said OK we've now identified the risk but what do you want to do with the money Because it's not enough to have risk you've got to have a meaningful use for the money we give you – Michael Chertoff
  6. So you keep raising these taxes and all of a sudden the business community says 'Why are we here We can go someplace else and use their phones That's one of the problems that directly affects the business community – Richard M. Daley
  7. When someone is HIV -positive and his partner says I want to have sexual relations with you he doesn't have to do that But when he does he has to use a condom – Godfried Danneels
  8. I use about 20 different colours to retain the luminance in my work – John Dyer
  9. The business of the poet is not to find new emotions but to use the ordinary ones and in working them up into poetry to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all – T. S. Eliot
  10. To use for our exclusive benefit what is not ours is theft – Jose Marti
  11. When a book leaves your hands it belongs to God He may use it to save a few souls or to try a few others but I think that for the writer to worry is to take over God's business – Flannery O'Connor
  12. Well I know I was contracted to Polydor so they couldn't use my name – Jim Sullivan
  13. Use your brain not your endurance – Peter Thomson
  14. Others may use the ocean as their road Only the English make it their abode – Edmund Waller
  15. When the media ask George W Bush a question he answers 'Can I use a lifeline – Robin Williams

Usage examples for use

  1. Of what use would it be to me – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Do you think I shall be of any use to you when I get there – Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands by Mary Seacole Commentator: W. H. Russell
  3. “ To this they answer No use – Jeremiah by George Adam Smith
  4. But of what use if we did – The White Invaders by Raymond King Cummings
  5. Use me for I am ready – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  6. “ No use for you to stay here he told us ” – The White Invaders by Raymond King Cummings
  7. It is of no use dear he said at last – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  8. We may not see the use of them yet but no doubt some day they will come true – Moonshine & Clover by Laurence Housman
  9. We don't use it much – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  10. Some use that way – The Yellow God An Idol of Africa by H. Rider Haggard
  11. “ I shall be glad to use it – The Valley of the Giants by Peter B. Kyne
  12. As if it could be of any use now – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  13. What was the use of anything – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  14. “ No yes what's the use – The Girl of the Golden West by David Belasco
  15. “ Sid'll let us use it – Space Platform by Murray Leinster
  16. It was no use to her and I loved it – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  17. Do you know what use they mean to make of it – A Rogue by Compulsion by Victor Bridges
  18. It's no use Mrs Appleyard he said – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  19. Of what use was it all – Stories from the Italian Poets: With Lives of the Writers, Vol. 2 by Leigh Hunt
  20. “ No I don't think it was no use – Rosy by Mrs. Molesworth

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