What does useful mean?

Definitions for useful
ˈyus fəluse·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. useful, utileadjective

    being of use or service

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

  2. utilitarian, usefuladjective

    having a useful function

    "utilitarian steel tables"

Wiktionary

  1. usefuladjective

    Having a practical or beneficial use.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Usefuladjective

    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

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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. Charles Robert Darwin:

    I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Technology is useful only if it increases the avenues of employment rather than merely giving the machines and tools for enjoyment.

  3. Ian Crawford:

    It strikes me that, as far as energy is concerned, there are better things one should be investing in. So I'm skeptical for that reason. But that doesn't mean that I don't think the moon, in the long-term, is economically useful.

  4. David Hanson:

    That can be so useful during these times where people are terribly lonely and socially isolated.

  5. Masato Sahashi:

    The type of inflator which malfunctioned in this case is carried in other cars that are still on the road, so this is useful in determining whether there should be more recalls.

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    (law) the act of substituting of one creditor for another
    • A. volubility
    • B. maculation
    • C. subrogation
    • D. larceny

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