Meaning of USE in English

USE

vt common occurrence; ordinary experience.

2. use ·vt occasion or need to employ; necessity; as, to have no further use for a book.

3. use ·vt to practice customarily; to make a practice of; as, to use diligence in business.

4. use ·vt continued or repeated practice; customary employment; usage; custom; manner; habit.

5. use ·vt the premium paid for the possession and employment of borrowed money; interest; usury.

6. use ·vt yielding of service; advantage derived; capability of being used; usefulness; utility.

7. use ·vt to behave toward; to act with regard to; to treat; as, to use a beast cruelly.

8. use ·vt 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.

9. use ·vt 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.

10. use ·vi to be accustomed to go; to frequent; to inhabit; to dwell;

— sometimes followed by of.

11. use ·vi 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.".

12. use ·vt 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.

13. use ·vt 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.

14. use ·vt 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.

15. use ·vt 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.

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