Definition of USE

  1. (verb)put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
  2. (verb)take or consume (regularly or habitually)
  3. (verb)use up, consume fully
  4. (verb)seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage
  5. (verb)avail oneself to
  6. (verb)habitually do something or be in a certain state or place (use only in the past tense)
  7. (noun)the act of using
  8. (noun)what something is used for
  9. (noun)a particular service
  10. (noun)(economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing
  11. (noun)(psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition
  12. (noun)exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage
  13. (noun)(law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property