use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise(noun)
the act of using
"he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"
custom, usage, usance(noun)
accepted or habitual practice
the customary manner in which a language (or a form of a language) is spoken or written
"English usage"; "a usage borrowed from French"
The manner or the amount of using; use
Habit or accepted practice
The ways and contexts in which spoken and written words are used, determined by a lexicographer's intuition or from corpus analysis.
Origin: From and usage.
the act of using; mode of using or treating; treatment; conduct with respect to a person or a thing; as, good usage; ill usage; hard usage
manners; conduct; behavior
long-continued practice; customary mode of procedure; custom; habitual use; method
customary use or employment, as of a word or phrase in a particular sense or signification
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ū′zāj, n. act or mode of using: treatment: practice: custom.—ns. U′sager, one of the non-jurors who maintained 'the usages'—mixed chalices, oblation in prayer of consecration, and prayer for the dead. [Fr.,—Low L.,—L. usus.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
The consecration in time of something that was originally absurd.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'usage' in Nouns Frequency: #2533
The numerical value of usage in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of usage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of.
People up here are also very conscious about water usage and the expense of water in this area.
The focus for 2015 is on an expansion of the platform and increasing usage, and revenue will follow.
Cotton is intimately associated with land usage, ownership, employment and Han in-migration. It's all tied up.
Girls who put out are tramps. Girls who don't are ladies. This is, however, a rather archaic usage of the word. Should one of you boys happen upon a girl who doesn't put out, do not jump to the conclusion that you have found a lady. What you have probably found is a lesbian.
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- Brauch, Gebrauch, Verwendung, Benutzung, AnwendungGerman
- کاربرد, استفاده ازPersian
- käytäntö, puhetapa, käsittely, kielenkäyttö, käyttöFinnish
- coutume, usageFrench
- szokás, gyakorlat, használat, szóhasználatHungarian
- 使い方, 用法, 習慣Japanese
- anvendelse, bruk, bruksområdeNorwegian
- uso, empregoPortuguese
- использование, применение, обычай, традиция, употребление, обращение, обыкновение, привычкаRussian
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