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Definition of Use


  1. 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.
  2. Occasion or need to employ; necessity; as, to have no further use for a book.
  3. Yielding of service; advantage derived; capability of being used; usefulness; utility.
  4. Continued or repeated practice; customary employment; usage; custom; manner; habit.
  5. Common occurrence; ordinary experience.
  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.
  7. The premium paid for the possession and employment of borrowed money; interest; usury.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  11. To behave toward; to act with regard to; to treat; as, to use a beast cruelly.
  12. To practice customarily; to make a practice of; as, to use diligence in business.
  13. 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.
  14. 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."
  15. To be accustomed to go; to frequent; to inhabit; to dwell; -- sometimes followed by of.

Use Quotations

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. - Arthur Ashe
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
Arthur Ashe

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.
Yehuda Berg

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
Johnny Cash

While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I'm no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women.
Stephen Hawking
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Use Translations

use in Afrikaans is gebruik
use in Danish is tilbringe, afbenyttelse, bruge, brug, benyttelse
use in Dutch is aanwending, toepassing
use in French is employer, usage, utiliser
use in German is Benutzung, anwenden, benutzen, Gebrauch
use in Italian is uso, adoperare
use in Latin is commodum, usus, usurpo
use in Portuguese is usar, uso, empregar
use in Spanish is uso, usar, utilizacion, utilizar
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