Multiuse



[verb yooz or for pt for mof 9, yoost; noun yoos] /verb yuz or for pt for mof 9, yust; noun yus/

verb (used with object), used, using.
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 expend or consume in use:
We have used the money provided.
4.
to treat or behave toward:
He did not use his employees with much consideration.
5.
to take unfair advantage of; exploit:
to use people to gain one’s own ends.
6.
to drink, smoke, or ingest habitually:
to use drugs.
7.
to habituate or accustom.
8.
Archaic. to practice habitually or customarily; make a practice of.
verb (used without object), used, using.
9.
to be accustomed, wont, or customarily found (used with an infinitive expressed or understood, and, except in archaic use, now only in the past):
He used to go every day.
10.
Archaic. to resort, stay, or dwell customarily.
noun
11.
the act of employing, using, or putting into service:
the use of tools.
12.
the state of being employed or used.
13.
an instance or way of employing or using something:
proper use of the tool; the painter’s use of color.
14.
a way of being employed or used; a purpose for which something is used:
He was of temporary use. The instrument has different uses.
15.
the power, right, or privilege of employing or using something:
to lose the use of the right eye; to be denied the use of a library card.
16.
service or advantage in or for being employed or used; utility or usefulness:
of no practical use.
17.
help; profit; resulting good:
What’s the use of pursuing the matter?
18.
occasion or need, as for something to be employed or used:
Would you have any use for another calendar?
19.
continued, habitual, or customary employment or practice; custom:
to follow the prevailing use of such occasions.
20.
Law.

21.
Liturgy. the distinctive form of ritual or of any liturgical observance used in a particular church, diocese, community, etc.
22.
usual or customary experience.
Verb phrases
23.
use up,

Idioms
24.
have no use for,

25.
make use of, to use for one’s own purposes; employ:
Charitable organizations will make use of your old furniture and clothing.
26.
of no use, of no advantage or help:
It’s of no use to look for that missing earring. It’s no use asking her to go.
Also, no use.
27.
put to use, to apply; employ to advantage:
What a shame that no one has put that old deserted mansion to use!
verb (transitive) (juːz)
1.
to put into service or action; employ for a given purpose: to use a spoon to stir with
2.
to make a practice or habit of employing; exercise: he uses his brain
3.
to behave towards: to use a friend well
4.
to behave towards in a particular way for one’s own ends: he uses people
5.
to consume, expend, or exhaust: the engine uses very little oil
6.
(mainly US & Canadian) to partake of (alcoholic drink, drugs, etc) or smoke (tobacco, marijuana, etc)
noun (juːs)
7.
the act of using or the state of being used: the carpet wore out through constant use
8.
the ability, right, or permission to use
9.
the occasion to use; need: I have no use for this paper
10.
an instance or manner of using
11.
usefulness; advantage: it is of no use to complain
12.
custom; practice; habit: long use has inured him to it
13.
the purpose for which something is used; end
14.
(Christianity) a distinctive form of liturgical or ritual observance, esp one that is traditional in a Church or group of Churches
15.
the enjoyment of property, land, etc, by occupation or by deriving revenue or other benefit from it
16.
(law) the beneficial enjoyment of property the legal title to which is held by another person as trustee
17.
(law) an archaic word for trust (sense 7)
18.
(philosophy, logic, linguistics) the occurrence of an expression in such a context that it performs its own linguistic function rather than being itself referred to. In “Fido” refers to Fido, the name Fido is ‘used’ only on the second occurrence, first being mentioned Compare mention (sense 7) See also material mode
19.
have no use for

20.
make use of

noun

See US English
v.

mid-13c., from Old French user “use, employ, practice,” from Vulgar Latin *usare “use,” frequentative form of past participle stem of Latin uti “to use,” in Old Latin oeti “use, employ, exercise, perform,” of unknown origin. Related: Used; using. Replaced Old English brucan (see brook (v.)).
n.

early 13c., from Old French us, from Latin usus “use, custom, skill, habit,” from past participle stem of uti (see use (v.)).

noun

Cocaine; the LADY

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the boys uptown

[1960s+ Narcotics; fr the aristocratic and wealthy overtones of cocaine as compared with other narcotics, fr the earlier sense of uptown, ”affluent, swanky,” as distinct fr downtown; the topography and demography of Manhattan Island underlie these senses]

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