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used, past participle; used, past tense; uses, 3rd person singular present; using, present participle;
  1. Take, hold, or deploy (something) as a means of accomplishing a purpose or achieving a result; employ
    • - she used her key to open the front door
    • - the poem uses simple language
  2. Take or consume (an amount) from a limited supply of something
    • - we have used all the available funds
  3. Exploit (a person or situation) for one's own advantage
    • - I couldn't help feeling that she was using me
  4. Treat (someone) in a particular way
    • - use your troops well and they will not let you down
  5. Apply (a name or title) to oneself
    • - she still used her maiden name professionally
  6. One would like or benefit from
    • - I could use another cup of coffee
  7. Take (an illegal drug)
    • - they were using heroin daily
    • - had she been using again?
  8. Describing an action or state of affairs that was done repeatedly or existed for a period in the past
    • - this road used to be a dirt track
    • - I used to give him lifts home
  9. Be or become familiar with someone or something through experience
    • - she was used to getting what she wanted
    • - he's weird, but you just have to get used to him
  1. The action of using something or the state of being used for some purpose
    • - a member of staff is present when the pool is in use
    • - theater owners were charging too much for the use of their venues
  2. The ability or power to exercise or manipulate something, esp. one's mind or body
    • - the horse lost the use of his hind legs
  3. A purpose for or way in which something can be used
    • - the herb has various culinary uses
  4. The value or advantage of something
    • - it was no use trying to persuade her
    • - what's the use of crying?
  5. The benefit or profit of lands, esp. lands that are in the possession of another who holds them solely for the beneficiary

  6. The characteristic ritual and liturgy of a church or diocese

  7. The action of taking or habitual consumption of a drug

  1. put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool? ...
  2. the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"
  3. function: what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
  4. take or consume (regularly or habitually); "She uses drugs rarely"
  5. a particular service; "he put his knowledge to good use"; "patrons have their uses"
  6. use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions"
  7. U.S.E. is a 2004 album by United State of Electronica. It was produced, recorded, and mixed by Jason Holstrom and U.S.E. It can be downloaded freely at
  8. Use, as a term in real property law of common law countries, amounts to a recognition of the duty of a person, to whom property has been conveyed for certain purposes, to carry out those purposes.
  9. (Used (Huesca)) Used (Usé) is a village under the local government of the municipality of Sabiñánigo, Alto Gállego, Huesca, Aragon, Spain.
  10. (Used (song)) Scream, Dracula, Scream! is an album by the San Diego, California rock band Rocket from the Crypt, released in 1995 by Interscope Records. It was the band's first major-label release. ...
  11. (Useful) In economics, utility is a measure of relative satisfaction. Given this measure, one may speak meaningfully of increasing or decreasing utility, and thereby explain economic behavior in terms of attempts to increase one's utility. ...
  12. (The used) The Used is an American rock band from Orem, Utah. The band was founded in 2001 and signed to Reprise Records the same year, they rose to fame in June 2002 after releasing their self-titled debut album. ...
  13. The act of using; Usefulness, benefit; A function; a purpose for which something may be employed; To accustom; to habituate; To employ; to apply; to utilize; To exhaust the supply of; to consume by employing; To exploit; To habitually do; to be wont to do
  14. (used) to perform habitually; to be accustomed [to doing something]; That is or has or have been used; That has or have previously been owned by someone else; Familiar through use; usual; accustomed
  15. (useful) Having a practical or beneficial use
  16. (Used) The condition of a stamp that has been canceled.
  17. Term used to describe a coin that has light to heavy wear or circulation.
  18. (USED) US Department of Education
  19. (USED) Hardcover…. This book may or may not have all of the characteristics listed below as to its condition due to use and shelf life: Some cover scuff/scratches/indents, bent/exposed corners and edges, stray pencil/pen markings on white page edges of book and inside, wrinkled pages or contain ...
  21. (USED) those players given great feedback during practice by the coach yet will never play during the whole season.
  22. (Used) A stamp or stationery item that has been canceled by a postal authority to prevent its reuse on mail. In general, a used stamp is any stamp with a cancel or a precanceled stamp without gum. See also Postally Used and Philatelic Cover.
  23. (Used) A stamp or stationery item that has been used for the purpose for which it was intended: usage on the mail. Such an item usually bears all or part of a cancel or obliteration device.
  24. (Used) Although these are marked as "Used" items, they have been thoroughly inspected and tested to ensure full functionality, though in some cases they may show signs of wear.
  25. (Used) Indicates the number of credits/courses used for the degree evaluation.