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use

EN[juːs] [jus] [-uːs] [juːz] [juz]
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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
              • This crisp, lemony white is made using xynisteri grapes, imported centuries before from the Greek mainland.
              • He smuggled a knife into prison with a view to using it as a weapon. ‎
              • Engineers manually optimizing a structure using simulation software often employ an iterative approach where in each iteration they change the structure slightly and resimulate.
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • Using the 3D rotation task, Hotting and coworkers observed no difference in spatial reasoning between endurance and nonendurance training.
              • Using a time machine caused Gene serious confusion. - [1]
              • Using large dogs to attack bound, hand-cuffed prisoners is clearly torture.
            3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • We've been told by Whosers that have been to the tapings (such as Ashley!) that they tape more than an hour to get the 22 minutes or so that they actually use.
              • For identification of the pathogen, a slide agglutination test with the corresponding antiplasma was used.
              • Many political parties and campaigns are loath to talk about their forays into neuropolitics, with many disavowing them or saying they did not believe the research was widely used.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns
                • Singularia tantum
                  • Uncountable nouns
                • Verbs
                  • Intransitive verbs
                    • Transitive verbs
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                  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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