Meaning of USAGE in English

USAGE

(~s)

1.

Usage is the way in which words are actually used in particular contexts, especially with regard to their meanings.

The word ‘undertaker’ had long been in common ~...

He was a stickler for the correct ~ of English.

N-UNCOUNT: usu with supp

2.

A ~ is a meaning that a word has or a way in which it can be used.

It’s very definitely a ~ which has come over to Britain from America.

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3.

Usage is the degree to which something is used or the way in which it is used.

Parts of the motor wore out because of constant ~...

If your water ~ is very small it may be worthwhile opting for a meter.

N-UNCOUNT: usu with supp

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