What does useful mean?

Definitions for useful
ˈyus fəluse·ful

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. useful, utile(adj)

    being of use or service

    "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society"

  2. utilitarian, useful(adj)

    having a useful function

    "utilitarian steel tables"

Wiktionary

  1. useful(Adjective)

    Having a practical or beneficial use.

    This tool is very useful. It makes doing this task a lot easier.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Useful(adj)

    full of use, advantage, or profit; producing, or having power to produce, good; serviceable for any end or object; helpful toward advancing any purpose; beneficial; profitable; advantageous; as, vessels and instruments useful in a family; books useful for improvement; useful knowledge; useful arts

Editors Contribution

  1. useful

    To have a logical use.

    The governmental policies were useful, open and transparent.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'useful' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1002

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'useful' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1251

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'useful' in Adjectives Frequency: #118

How to pronounce useful?

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How to say useful in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of useful in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of useful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of useful in a Sentence

  1. Robert H Bork:

    No church that panders to the zeitgeist deserves respect, and very shortly it will not get respect, except from those who find it politically useful, and that is less respect than disguised contempt.

  2. Samuel Smiles:

    Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only.

  3. Booker T. Washington:

    There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.

  4. Jared Leadbetter:

    These are the first bacteria found to use manganese as their source of fuel, a wonderful aspect of microbes in nature is that they can metabolize seemingly unlikely materials, like metals, yielding energy useful to the cell.

  5. John Dalhuisen:

    You will have a bunch of boats ... sitting about 30 nautical miles (56 km) off Libya's territorial waters able in practice to serve no other useful function than search and rescue.

Images & Illustrations of useful

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