Meaning of UTILITY in English


n. (pl. -ies)

1. the condition of being useful or profitable.

2 a useful thing.

3 public utility.

4 (attrib.) a severely practical and standardized (utility furniture). b made or serving for utility.

Phrases and idioms:

utility room a room equipped with appliances for washing, ironing, and other domestic work. utility vehicle (or truck etc.) a vehicle capable of serving various functions.

Etymology: ME f. OF utilit{eacute} f. L utilitas -tatis (as UTILE)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.