Definition and Meaning of USE
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use means :
- Occasion or need to employ; necessity; as, to have no further use for a book.
- Yielding of service; advantage derived; capability of being used; usefulness; utility.
- Continued or repeated practice; customary employment; usage; custom; manner; habit.
- Common occurrence; ordinary experience.
- 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.
- The premium paid for the possession and employment of borrowed money; interest; usury.
- 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.
- 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.
- To behave toward; to act with regard to; to treat; as, to use a beast cruelly.
- To practice customarily; to make a practice of; as, to use diligence in business.
- 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.
- 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."
- To be accustomed to go; to frequent; to inhabit; to dwell; -- sometimes followed by of.
Source: All the definitions provided here are from WordNet 3.0 by Princeton University
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