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Uses vs. Use

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  • Uses (noun)

    plural of use

  • Uses (noun)

    A form of equitable ownership peculiar to English law, by which one person enjoys the profits of lands, etc. whose legal title is vested in another in trust.

  • Use (noun)

    The act of using.

    "the use of torture has been condemned by the United Nations;"

    "there is no use for your invention"

  • Use (noun)

    Usefulness, benefit.

    "What's the use of a law that nobody follows?"

  • Use (noun)

    A function; a purpose for which something may be employed.

    "This tool has many uses."

  • Use (noun)

    Occasion or need to employ; necessity.

    "I have no further use for these textbooks."

  • Use (noun)

    Interest for lent money; premium paid for the use of something; usury.

  • Use (noun)

    Continued or repeated practice; usage; habit.

  • Use (noun)

    Common occurrence; ordinary experience.

  • Use (noun)

    The special form of ritual adopted for use in any diocese.

    "the Sarum, or Canterbury, use; the Hereford use; the York use; the Roman use; etc."

  • Use (noun)

    A slab of iron welded to the side of a forging, such as a shaft, near the end, and afterward drawn down, by hammering, so as to lengthen the forging.

  • Use (verb)

    To utilize or employ.

  • Use (verb)

    To employ; to apply; to utilize.

    "Use this knife to slice the bread."

    "We can use this mathematical formula to solve the problem."

  • Use (verb)

    To expend; to consume by employing.

    "I used the money they allotted me."

    "We should use up most of the fuel."

    "She used all the time allotted to complete the test."

  • Use (verb)

    To exploit.

    "You never cared about me; you just used me!"

  • Use (verb)

    To consume (alcohol, drugs, etc), especially regularly.

    "He uses cocaine. I have never used drugs."

  • Use (verb)

    To consume a previously specified substance, especially a drug to which one is addicted.

    "Richard began experimenting with cocaine last year; now he uses almost every day."

  • Use (verb)

    To accustom; to habituate. Now common only in participial form. Note: This usage uses the nounal pronunciation of the word rather than the typically verbal one.

    "soldiers who are used to hardships and danger}} {{q|still common"

    "to use the soldiers to hardships and danger}} {{q|now rare"

  • Use (verb)

    To benefit from; to be able to employ or stand.

    "I could use a drink. My car could use a new coat of paint."

  • Use (verb)

    To habitually do; to be wont to do.

  • Use (verb)

    To habitually employ; to be wont to employ.

  • Use (verb)

    To habitually do. See used to.

    "I used to get things done."

  • Use (verb)

    To behave toward; to act with regard to; to treat.

    "to use an animal cruelly"

  • Use (verb)

    To behave, act, comport oneself.

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