Definitions for usageˈyu sɪdʒ, -zɪdʒ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
us•age*ˈyu sɪdʒ, -zɪdʒ(n.)
a customary way of doing something; a custom or practice.
the customary manner in which a language or a form of a language is spoken or written:
a grammar based on usage rather than on arbitrary notions of correctness.
a particular instance of this:
a usage borrowed from French.
any manner of doing or handling something; treatment:
habitual or customary use; long-continued practice.
an act of using or employing; use.
* Usage: The nouns usage and use are related in origin and meaning and to some extent overlap in their use. use is more common. Perhaps in the belief that it is the more impressive term, usage is sometimes used where use would be the appropriate choice: Has your usage of a personal computer made the work any easier?
Origin of usage:
1250–1300; ME < AF, OF < ML ūsāticum, der. of L ūsus (see use )
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
usage(noun)ˈyu sɪdʒ, -zɪdʒ
the way words are used in a language
examples of informal usage in English; unusual usages
usageˈyu sɪdʒ, -zɪdʒ
the process of using sth, or the amount used
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
The Roycroft Dictionary
The consecration in time of something that was originally absurd.
Translations for usage
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a way of behaving that has become usual; (an) established custom
Shaking hands when meeting people is a normal convention in many countries; He does not care about convention.
- konvensie, gebruikAfrikaans
- عُرْف، تَقليدArabic
- convençãoPortuguese (BR)
- konvence, společenská zvyklostCzech
- der Brauch, die FörmlichkeitGerman
- skik og brug; sædvaneDanish
- εθιμοτυπία, σύμβασηGreek
- رسم؛ سنتFarsi
- sastanak, skupštinaCroatian
- siðvenja; viðtekin reglaIcelandic
- elgesio norma,įsigalėjusi nuostata, konvencijaLithuanian
- konvencija; paražaLatvian
- skikk og bruk, konvensjonNorwegian
- zwyczaj, konwencjaPolish
- رسم؛ سنتPersian
- جرګه، مجلس: پرانيستنه (په تيره دمجلس): تړون، قرارا داد: منلې يا ټاكلې كړن لاره: ددود دستور له مخى كړهPashto
- konvention, vedertaget brukSwedish
- 習俗，慣例Chinese (Trad.)
- звичай; умовністьUkrainian
- رواج، ريت رسمUrdu
- 习俗，惯例，常规Chinese (Simp.)
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