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meanings of use


  1. To expend; to consume by employing.
  2. To consume (alcohol, drugs, etc), especially regularly.
  3. To exploit.
  4. To accustom; to habituate. (Now common only in participial form. Uses the same pronunciation as the noun; see usage notes.).
  5. To become accustomed, to accustom oneself.
  6. To consume a previously specified substance, especially a drug to which one is addicted.
  7. To behave, act, comport oneself.
  8. To utilize or employ.
  9. To employ; to apply; to utilize.
  10. To habitually do; to be wont to do. (Now chiefly in past-tense forms; see used to.).
  11. To behave toward; to act with regard to; to treat.
  12. To benefit from; to be able to employ or stand.


  1. The act of consuming alcohol or narcotics.
  2. Common occurrence; ordinary experience.
  3. 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.
  4. Occasion or need to employ; necessity.
  5. The act of using.
  6. Interest for lent money; premium paid for the use of something; usury.
  7. A function; a purpose for which something may be employed.
  8. The special form of ritual adopted for use in any diocese.
  9. Continued or repeated practice; usage; habit.
  10. Usefulness, benefit.

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