What does usage mean?

Definitions for usage
ˈyu sɪdʒ, -zɪdʒus·age

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word usage.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. custom, usage, usance(noun)

    accepted or habitual practice

  3. usage(noun)

    the customary manner in which a language (or a form of a language) is spoken or written

    "English usage"; "a usage borrowed from French"

Wiktionary

  1. usage(Noun)

    The manner or the amount of using; use

    Etymology: From and usage.

  2. usage(Noun)

    Habit or accepted practice

    Etymology: From and usage.

  3. usage(Noun)

    The ways and contexts in which spoken and written words are used, determined by a lexicographer's intuition or from corpus analysis.

    Etymology: From and usage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Usage(noun)

    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

  2. Usage(noun)

    manners; conduct; behavior

  3. Usage(noun)

    long-continued practice; customary mode of procedure; custom; habitual use; method

  4. Usage(noun)

    customary use or employment, as of a word or phrase in a particular sense or signification

  5. Usage(noun)

    experience

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Usage

    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

  1. usage

    The consecration in time of something that was originally absurd.

Editors Contribution

  1. usage

    An amount of use.

    The water usage was recorded.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'usage' in Nouns Frequency: #2533

Anagrams for usage »

  1. agues, gause

How to pronounce usage?

  1. Alex
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How to say usage in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of usage in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of usage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of usage in a Sentence

  1. Christian Smalls:

    An employee will be written up if they don't observe social distancing, but facemask usage is only recommended ?

  2. Peter Sokolowski:

    The girl quoting the definitions before (pronouncer Jacques) Bailly said them stated the usage note from our unabridged dictionary verbatim. ... Its a very specific kind of writing that we do. I thought, Oh my goodness, this 13-year-old girl is quoting our dictionary back to us, these spellers as a group simply were unusually gifted. They may indicate that we have entered a new era of competition.

  3. Douglas Adams:

    Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of.

  4. Vyanne Lai:

    The idea that gasoline demand is actually rising suggests that perhaps the lower prices of crude are actually prompting a greater usage of this product (gasoline).

  5. Jeffrey Kightlinger:

    What we're really trying to do is get a change in people's hearts and minds, we really want people to shift how they think about outdoor water usage, their garden and their lifestyle in Southern California.

Images & Illustrations of usage

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Popularity rank by frequency of use

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Translations for usage

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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
  • വിനിയോഗംMalayalam
  • anvendelse, bruk, bruksområdeNorwegian
  • uso, empregoPortuguese
  • использование, применение, обычай, традиция, употребление, обращение, обыкновение, привычкаRussian
  • विनियोगःSanskrit
  • kullanımTurkish
  • 用法Chinese

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