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use meaning

EN[juːs] [jus] [-uːs] [juːz] [juz]
US US
WUse
  • Use may refer to:
  • Use (law), an obligation on a person to whom property has been conveyed
  • Use–mention distinction, the distinction between using a word and mentioning it
  • or to:
  • Consumption, whether economic (i.e. microeconomic), or indicative of devouring or occupying
  • Depletion, use to the point of lack of supply
  • Psychological manipulation, in that a person is used like a tool unbeknownst thereto
  • Utilization, quantification of the use of assets to be continuously let
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    Definition of use in English Dictionary

  • NounPLuses
    1. The act of using.
      1. In his submission to the UN, [Christof] Heyns points to the experience of drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles were intended initially only for surveillance, and their use for offensive purposes was prohibited, yet once strategists realised their perceived advantages as a means of carrying out targeted killings, all objections were swept out of the way.
    2. NU (followed by "of") Usefulness, benefit.
      1. What's the use of a law that nobody follows? ‎
    3. A function; a purpose for which something may be employed.
      1. The use of algorithms in policing is one example of their increasing influence on our lives. And, as their ubiquity spreads, so too does the debate around whether we should allow ourselves to become so reliant on them – and who, if anyone, is policing their use.
    4. Occasion or need to employ; necessity.
      1. I have no further use for these textbooks.
    5. OBS (rare) Interest for lent money; premium paid for the use of something; usury.
      1. (archaic) Continued or repeated practice; usage; habit.
        1. OBS Common occurrence; ordinary experience.
          1. (religion) The special form of ritual adopted for use in any diocese.
            1. the Sarum, or Canterbury, use; the Hereford use; the York use; the Roman use; etc.
          2. (forging) 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.
          3. VerbSGusesPRusingPT, PPused
            1. To accustom; to habituate.
              1. soldiers who are used to hardships and danger ‎
            2. VT To employ; to apply; to utilize.
              1. Use this knife to slice the bread. ‎
              2. We can use this mathematical formula to solve the problem. ‎
            3. VT (often with “up”) To exhaust the supply of; to consume by employing.
              1. We should use up most of the fuel. ‎
            4. VT To exploit.
              1. You never cared about me; you just used me! ‎
            5. (dated) To behave toward; to act with regard to; to treat.
              1. to use an animal cruelly ‎
            6. VI (now rare, literary) To habitually do; to be wont to do.
              1. to use diligence in business ‎
            7. VI (past tense with infinitive) To habitually do. See used to.
              1. I used to get things done. ‎
          4. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • The activities of alanine aminotransaminase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransaminase (AST) were determined in serum using commercial kits (Human Company, Germany, Cat.
              • Technoliteracy is important in the classroom, where teachers are likely to be using computers and electronic whiteboards.
              • They decided to save money by using the cheapest components available, but down the road they ran into problems with reliability.
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • Using the labeled data, we further design and evaluate the performance of classifiers to automatically detect and predict incidents of cyberbullying and cyberaggression.
              • Using targeted drug delivery systems such as immunoliposomes that accumulate selectively in designated target cell types, the dosage of rapamycin may potentially be optimized.
              • Use a small brush to touch up the paint anywhere it is uneven.
            3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • Only two cases of spontaneous tracheal rupture are reported, in adults, one due to acquired tracheobronchomalacia and other due to long term steroid use.
              • The pitchfork remains one of the hand tools that no invention can ever wholly replace, and I suppose that unborn generations of men will grow hornyhanded and weary in its use.
              • Our audience is getting younger and less educated, so despite the additional fabrication costs, we must simplicate the new model of this machine to improve ease of use.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns
                • Singularia tantum
                  • Uncountable nouns
                • Verbs
                  • Intransitive verbs
                    • Transitive verbs
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                  Meaning of use for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "use" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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