Definitions of use

The word "use" uses 3 letters: esu.

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v. t. - The act of employing anything, or of applying it to one's service; the state of being so employed or applied; application; employment; conversion to some purpose; as, the use of a pen in writing; his machines are in general use. 2

v. t. - Occasion or need to employ; necessity; as, to have no further use for a book. 2

v. t. - Yielding of service; advantage derived; capability of being used; usefulness; utility. 2

v. t. - Continued or repeated practice; customary employment; usage; custom; manner; habit. 2

v. t. - Common occurrence; ordinary experience. 2

v. t. - The special form of ritual adopted for use in any diocese; as, the Sarum, or Canterbury, use; the Hereford use; the York use; the Roman use; etc. 2

v. t. - The premium paid for the possession and employment of borrowed money; interest; usury. 2

v. t. - The benefit or profit of lands and tenements. Use imports a trust and confidence reposed in a man for the holding of lands. He to whose use or benefit the trust is intended shall enjoy the profits. An estate is granted and limited to A for the use of B. 2

v. t. - A stab of iron welded to the side of a forging, as a shaft, near the end, and afterward drawn down, by hammering, so as to lengthen the forging. 2

v. t. - To make use of; to convert to one's service; to avail one's self of; to employ; to put a purpose; as, to use a plow; to use a chair; to use time; to use flour for food; to use water for irrigation. 2

v. t. - To behave toward; to act with regard to; to treat; as, to use a beast cruelly. 2

v. t. - To practice customarily; to make a practice of; as, to use diligence in business. 2

v. t. - To accustom; to habituate; to render familiar by practice; to inure; -- employed chiefly in the passive participle; as, men used to cold and hunger; soldiers used to hardships and danger. 2

v. i. - To be wont or accustomed; to be in the habit or practice; as, he used to ride daily; -- now disused in the present tense, perhaps because of the similarity in sound, between "use to," and "used to." 2

v. i. - To be accustomed to go; to frequent; to inhabit; to dwell; -- sometimes followed by of. 2

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