Meaning of USEFUL in English


— usefully , adv. — usefulness , n.

/yoohs"feuhl/ , adj.

1. being of use or service; serving some purpose; advantageous, helpful, or of good effect: a useful member of society.

2. of practical use, as for doing work; producing material results; supplying common needs: the useful arts; useful work.

[ 1585-95; USE + -FUL ]

Syn. 1, 2. profitable, efficacious, beneficial.

Ant. 1, 2. useless.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .