use

See: NO USE, PUT TO USE.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • Use — Use, n. [OE. us use, usage, L. usus, from uti, p. p. usus, to use. See {Use}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of employing anything, or of applying it to one s service; the state of being so employed or applied; application; employment;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Use — Use, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Used}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Using}.] [OE. usen, F. user to use, use up, wear out, LL. usare to use, from L. uti, p. p. usus, to use, OL. oeti, oesus; of uncertain origin. Cf. {Utility}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make use of; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Use — Use, v. i. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] They use to place him… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Use Me — may be:* The Use Me EP Songs and single song recordings: * Use Me (Bill Withers song), 1972 song by Bill Withers * Use Me (Ron Kenoly song), c. 1994 Gospel song by Ron Kenoly * Use Me (Garbage song), c. 2002 song by Garbage * Use Me (Kid… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 See also * USE …   Wikipedia

  • USE — or U.S.E. can refer to: * United States of Europe , a name for a fictional unification of European countries ** The fictional United States of Europe in the alternate history novel 1632 and the following 1632 book series * United States of Earth …   Wikipedia

  • use — v. /yoohz/ or, for pt. form of 9, /yoohst/; n. /yoohs/, v., used, using, n. v.t. 1. to employ for some purpose; put into service; make use of: to use a knife. 2. to avail oneself of; apply to one s own purposes: to use the facilities. 3. to… …   Universalium

  • use — I. noun Etymology: Middle English us, from Anglo French, from Latin usus, from uti to use Date: 13th century 1. a. the act or practice of employing something ; employment, application < he made good use of his spare time > b. the fact or state of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • USE — Die Abkürzung USE steht für: Ugandan Stock Exchange, die Börse von Uganda United States of Europe, die Vereinigten Staaten von Europa Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • use up — transitive verb Date: 1816 to exhaust of strength or useful properties < land that has been used up > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • USE — Empire slave unifié Un livre de Raphael Raciborski parle d « Empire slave unifié. ». Ce terme, United Slave Empire en anglais, désigne une vision d un État slave unifié on parle de panslavisme. Historique Cette notion est abordée dans… …   Wikipédia en Français


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