Definitions for usage
ˈyu sɪdʒ, -zɪdʒus·age
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word usage.
use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercisenoun
the act of using
"he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"
custom, usage, usancenoun
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.
Etymology: From and usage.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: usage, Fr.
Might’st thou deserve, or they impose this usage,
Coming from us? William Shakespeare, K. Lear.
The lustre in your eye, heav’n in your cheek,
Plead you fair usage. William Shakespeare, Troil. and Cressida.
Is pris’ner to the bishop, at whose hands
He hath good usage, and great liberty. William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.
What usage have I met with from this adversary, who passes by the very words I translated, and produces other passages; and then hectors and cries out of my disingenuity. Edward Stillingfleet.
Are not hawks brought to the hand, and to the lure; and lions reclaimed by good usage? Roger L'Estrange.
Neptune took unkindly to be bound,
And Eurus never such hard usage found
In his Æolian prison. Dryden.
Of things once received and confirmed by use, long usage is a law sufficient. In civil affairs, when there is no other law, custom itself doth stand for law. Richard Hooker, b. ii.
A gentle nymph was found,
Hight Astery, excelling all the crew,
In courteous usage, and unstained hue. Edmund Spenser.
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.
An amount of use.
The water usage was recorded.
Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020
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
Cotton is intimately associated with land usage, ownership, employment and Han in-migration. It's all tied up.
They confirmed his usage on Saturday but were unsure if it had continued.
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), i think the market is reading this as a positive sign in terms of demand.
Parents constantly text kids throughout the day and kids get very anxious if they are unable to answer them, the content of the texts is almost never school related, though. Even during our state testing, when strict rules go into place about phone usage, parents call the school and demand their kids get their phone back. And when I call parents to report bad behavior or grades due to phone use, the phone is rarely taken away as a consequence.
When police arrest sex workers, they will search for condoms, and that will decrease sex workers' willingness to carry and use condoms, among those who have been interrogated by police in the past year, condom usage rates are clearly lower.
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Translations for usage
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Brauch, Gebrauch, Anwendung, Benutzung, VerwendungGerman
- استفاده از, کاربردPersian
- käytäntö, käyttö, kielenkäyttö, käsittely, puhetapaFinnish
- coutume, usageFrench
- szóhasználat, használat, gyakorlat, szokásHungarian
- 使い方, 習慣, 用法Japanese
- anvendelse, bruksområde, brukNorwegian
- emprego, usoPortuguese
- использование, применение, употребление, обращение, обыкновение, традиция, привычка, обычайRussian
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