What is use?

  • (verb): Habitually do something (use only in the past tense).
    Example: "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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

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Cumberland County, New South Wales - Use
... while the NSW Housing Commission wished to use much of this land to build new low-density public housing estates in areas such as Blacktown and Liverpool ...
Where2 - Extensibility and Customization - Google Maps For Mobile - Use
... Google suggests that users can make use of this feature to download the map of a foreign city before traveling to visit it, to avoid the need for expensive international roaming data ...

More definitions of "use":

  • (noun): Exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage.
    Synonyms: manipulation
  • (verb): Use up, consume fully.
    Synonyms: expend
  • (noun): A pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition.
    Example: "Long use had hardened him to it"
    Synonyms: habit, wont
  • (noun): (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property.
    Example: "We were given the use of his boat"
    Synonyms: enjoyment
  • (noun): What something is used for.
    Example: "Ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
    Synonyms: function, purpose, role
  • (verb): Seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage.
    Example: "She uses her influential friends to get jobs"; "The president's wife used her good connections"
  • (verb): Avail oneself to.
    Example: "Use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"
    Synonyms: practice, apply
  • (verb): Take or consume (regularly or habitually).
    Synonyms: habituate
  • (verb): Put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose.
    Example: "Use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't make use of this tool"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"
    Synonyms: utilize, utilise, apply, employ
  • (noun): A particular service.
    Example: "He put his knowledge to good use"; "patrons have their uses"

Famous quotes containing the word use:

    ... it is use, and use alone, which leads one of us, tolerably trained to recognize any criterion of grace or any sense of the fitness of things, to tolerate ... the styles of dress to which we are more or less conforming every day of our lives. Fifty years hence they will seem to us as uncultivated as the nose-rings of the Hottentot seem today.
    Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844–1911)